By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 22:42:09 PM.
Avoid the builder-grade cabinet look by getting creative with your cabinet choices. Go with a two-tone effect in your kitchen by selecting one of two approaches to get the look:High and low two-tone effect. Use one color on your lower cabinets and a different color on your upper cabinets. To create a fresh, lasting look, stick to complementary colors. If you find that you are color-challenged, use a deeper, richer shade on the lower cabinets, and a much lighter shade of the same color or white for the top cabinets.Actual two-tone. Instead of mixing and matching color cabinets, select cabinets that have a two-tone look to them.
A semi-gloss or gloss finish is the best choice when painting kitchen cabinets. A paint with some sheen will help reflect light and be more durable in the long run, which is important in the kitchen environment. Many formulas of both semi-gloss and glossy paint are described as washable and have increased resiliency when being washed or scrubbed clean. This is due to the fact that more resin and binders are used in formulating semi-gloss and glossy paint, giving the paint more durability.
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.
There are various evaluations of covers so ensure you don't pick the least expensive ones since they are less impervious to scratches and scraped area then the higher valued ones and will finish up costing you more over the long haul when you need to supplant them in a fraction of the time.