Hi, do I need to put a top coat on my painted kitchen cabinets?

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  • Susan Savarese Susan Savarese on May 08, 2017

    Rosemarie, do you mean, say, polyurethane? I was advised by Sherwin Williams when I decided to paint my kitchen cabinets 5 years ago, not to put any top coat on, that it simply wasn't needed if I prepared the surface correctly. I used Krud Kill first to de-grease them and then lightly sanded and used Sherwin Williams satin finish white. They have withstood perfectly!

  • Rachel Rachel on May 08, 2017

    Lightly sand (320 grit) and apply fresh coat or if Color is fine and you are leveling the finish out, use a water base poly.

  • William William on May 08, 2017

    At least three coats of a water based polyurethane. Sand lightly in between coats. Use a foam brush for a smooth finish. It will protect the paint and easier to clean the cabinets.

  • Tami Stone Tami Stone on May 09, 2017

    My daughter just painted her cabinets. She bought paint at Lowe's made just for cabinets & no sealants were necessary.

  • Sharon La Tour Sharon La Tour on May 19, 2017

    I may have to check that out!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 02, 2022

    If it is a Satin finish and wipeable then No! If it is a Flat Matt Paint - then YES otherwise it will pick up DIRT AND GREASE.