What’s the best paint for kitchen and bathroom cabinets?
I’ve been doing some research on this for homeowner’s who would like to do a budget update on their existing wood cabinets. If you’re fortunate to have solid wood kitchen cabinets or a wood bathroom vanity that’s sporting the lovely 80’s shade of golden oak, try painting them out before replacing them.
Key to a successful, professional look is the brand of paint you’ll be using. My recommendation is Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE brand. Its an interior alkyd-resin paint that brushes on like oil, hardens like oil, cleans like latex (soap and water), without the strong smell of an oil-based paint because it’s a low VOC (velocity odor control), waterborne paint.
Unlike its competitors, Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE does not require a lot of prep. Cleaning your cabinets and then just a light sand should do the trick. You can apply ADVANCE without a primer. It flows and levels to give you a perfect finish. And, the color selection is unlimited.
Have you’ve ever tried to paint something like a bookcase with latex paint and the paint peeled? That’s because of latex’s elasticity. Not a mistake you’ll make twice and certainly not one you want to choose for the time investment necessary to paint out kitchen cabinetry.
If you have a bathroom or kitchen that needs updating and you're considering listing your home, please contact me, Kim Gaston, Broker Associate, Colorado Home Sales LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org (719)661-6987. My team of experts at Front Porch Real Estate & Property Styling can help guide you through budget improvements that will create the biggest return on your investment.