By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Sunday, June 30th 2019, 01:01:29 AM.
Oil Paint vs. Latex Paint.Wondering whether you should reach for old-school oil paint or widely-available latex paint for your kitchen cabinets? The short answer is that latex paint is best for cabinets. Oil paint makes a case for itself with its reputation for easy application and a long-lasting finish that can be scrubbed and cleaned regularly, but latex paint is the best choice for most cabinets since it offers lower levels of volatile organic compound sand is quicker to dry.
Think of paint finishes as you might the spectrum of colors on a paint fan. In this instance, though, the spectrum is not colors but gradations of glossiness: matte (flat, non-shiny) at one end and high-gloss (so shiny you can almost see your face) at the other end. Which is the best paint finish for the kitchen? Satin and semi-gloss tend to be favorites, while matte is rarely recommended because it is difficult to clean and beads of moisture will cause streaks.
You might not be ready for a full kitchen remodel, but you can still spruce up the look of your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint for your cabinets. The process is simpler and less costly than installing all new cabinets, and it is within the abilities of most homeowners. If you choose the right paint for kitchen cabinets, it can transform the look of your space while covering up dull, dingy surfaces.Open the door to new possibilities by painting your kitchen cabinets in a bold fresh color or opt for a classic look with a crisp shade of white.