By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Monday, July 01st 2019, 07:05:36 AM.
White cabinets are, in fact, the ageless secret of the kitchen design industry. Their biggest advantage is their modern, yet classy look; and the fact that they can seamlessly hide piles of cutlery and dishes. That is exactly why they never go out of style!
Oil-based paints are known for their resilient finish, and so they might be your first thought as the best paint for kitchen cabinets. If you open the cabinet with sticky or greasy hands, you can scrub away any residue without worrying about wearing away the paint or dulling the surface. However, oil paints have some flaws that become especially hard to ignore when painting cabinets.
And if your kitchen cabinets are already painted (instead of being natural wood), then you have an additional reason to use latex paint. If you do not know what type of paint is already on your cabinets, then water-based latex formulas are the safest option—since oil-based paint wont adhere well over latex paint, but latex paint can bind to a surface treated with either type of paint.