If you’re painting cabinets in a home you’re already living in, use a waterborne alkyd paint. This paint creates a glass-like finish that doesn’t show brush or roller marks and will hold up to your day-to-day wear.
We love the Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Alkyd Paint for kitchen and bath cabinets. Benjamin Moore recommends this paint formula for giving cabinets a furniture-like finish. There are also very similar products from Sherwin Williams and Behr.
Alkyd paints feel like an oil-based paint when you’re using them, with a nice smooth flow and self-leveling. They also have the benefit of low VOCs like latex paints and clean-up with soap and water. I’ll be fine if I never have to use paint thinner or mineral spirits again.
The Best Paints for Painting Cabinets
|Benjamin Moore||Sherwin Williams||Behr|
|ADVANCE® Waterborne Interior Alkyd Paint||ProClassic Interior Waterbased Acrylic-Alkyd||Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel|
If you have any specific questions or out of the ordinary applications, leave a comment below or contact us and we’ll try to help you make the right choice.