Gerri Strathman
by Gerri Strathman
Used eggshell paint because cabinets were in poor condition and didn't want the shine to accent the flaws. Not sure what to use to seal them?
  5 answers
  • Eggshell paint is usually not used on cabinets or furniture because it is not that washable. Your shine will come from the polyurethane you use which for low shine will be satin.
  • I used Gloss on my kitchen cabinets, because it is so durable you can wash the greasy residue off and they still shine, even when you use your vent fan you are still getting grease on the cabinets when you cook and I hate to see cabinets that look dull from washing.
  • Elizabeth St. Painters Elizabeth St. Painters on Dec 19, 2013
    The eggshell paint you used should not need to be sealed. If it's a good quality, good brand of paint, it should be cleanable. Once you seal that paint with any kind of sealer, touch-up in the future will be a problem.
  • Gerri Strathman Gerri Strathman on Dec 19, 2013
    what if I wax them like they do with chalk paint?
  • Maureen O'Donovan Maureen O'Donovan on Feb 07, 2014
    I used a satin polyacrylic to finish off my cabinets (which I used eggshell latex paint, and a glaze). See my post for pics. The glaze really added some depth to the cabinets.