When painting kitchen cabinets yourself, homeowners have many options. It’s important not to spend less on this project by purchasing cheap paint. Instead, invest in high-quality products.
I suggest using a primer and paint from the same manufacturer since the products work together better. If you use products from different companies, they may not work well together. To avoid having to redo the project, look for primers and paints from one source.
Benjamin Moore Kitchen Cabinets Paint
Benjamin Moore offers two excellent options for kitchen cabinets. Scuff-X is a water-based paint designed for high-traffic areas and has become our preferred choice for wood surfaces. It has a low-odor, low-VOC formula and dries quickly with a smooth, hard finish. It’s available in different sheens, with satin or semi-gloss being our preference for cabinets. We always use Benjamin-Moore Stix primer on any wood surface we’ll be painting with Scuff-X. Scuff-X is also easy to clean and maintain, making it ideal for busy households.
Another great option from Benjamin Moore is Advance, which we use when Scuff-X’s faster drying time isn’t required. This water-based paint has a low-odor, low-VOC formula and is specially designed to have a smooth, hard finish that’s highly resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. You need to wait 16 hours between coats of paint, so keep that in mind if you plan on doing multiple coats.
Sherwin Williams Options
Sherwin-Williams also has good options for kitchen cabinets. ProClassic Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel and ProEnamel Interior Acrylic Latex are designed for high-traffic areas and offer excellent durability and resistance to scratches, stains, and heat.
In conclusion, no coating can withstand all scratches or chips. However, these products provide a durable finish that’s easy to keep clean. If you’re thinking this type of project might be too much to tackle, consider working with us on your kitchen cabinet painting project!