What is the best sealant for painted kitchen cabinets?

I'm using satin pint with primer on my kitchen cabinets. I would like to add a sealant so that the paint will not easily scratch. Do not want polyurethane on cabinets.

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  • Marilyn Marilyn on Oct 30, 2017
    use epoxy sealer it really do a great job.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 30, 2017
    Use a non yellowing polycrylic finish

  • If you are painting stained cabinet be sure to use an oil based primer before painting. Cabinet companies use catalyst in their paint to create a harder finish. I believe you can buy these in you local paint store. After you add it to your paint, it will not keep though. There is no reason to need to add a sealer after you paint. It's already durable and washable. I would stay away from valspar paint, it has a rubbery finish. My favorite cabinet paint is Sherwin Williams Proclassic.

  • Jackie Draper Jackie Draper on Oct 30, 2017
    Polyurethane is a great sealant! you just want to make sure it is compatible with the paint you use.

    • Sharon Sharon on Oct 30, 2017
      And make sure you buy the crystal clear, non-yellowing one so the color of your cabinets doesn't change. If using a water-based one, don't shake the container (causes bubbles), stir slowly. If you get bubbles, use a warm hair dryer or blow on the surface to burst the bubbles.

  • William William on Oct 30, 2017
    Polyurethane is just about the only easiest, best sealer. I use at least three coats on painted surfaces. Water based poly dries quick and remains clear. Comes in satin, semi gloss, and gloss. I prefer Minwax products but any brand will work. Also I like to use a foam brush to get a smooth finish.

    • Robyn Robyn on Apr 04, 2020

      I bought Minwax water based Polycrylic. Do you think the Polyurethane is better?

  • Mary Howard Mary Howard on Oct 30, 2017

  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on Oct 30, 2017
    Auto wax! I use it on my appliances too!

  • William William on Apr 04, 2020

    Robyn, Polycrylic is polyurethane. It's what I like to use. I'm a fan of Minwax products