Paint To Use On Wood Cabinets
BEHR Premium Cabinet and Trim Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel BEHR Premium Cabinet and Trim Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel offers excellent flow and leveling and dries to a hard, durable finish. Its outstanding block resistance allows for quick return to service, making it ideal for use on cabinets, trim, doors, windows, shutters and woodwork.
Allow the filled areas to dry, then use sandpaper to smooth out the surface of the cabinets. If your repainting project is just a facelift for the cabinets, you don't need to sand and paint the inside of the cabinets; mask off the interiors with painters' tape for a clean finish and sand only the front surfaces and visible edges of the cabinet face frames.
Wood cabinets are ideal for painting, but any surface that can be scuffed with sandpaper can be painted. Laminate cabinets require a special bonding primer. The laminate must be in good condition for best results. Choose a high-quality paint. Special cabinet paints are available that provide a smooth finish, but any high-quality paint should work.
If you must paint your kitchen cabinets with a brush, you should use a low gloss satin paint. Satin paint hides imperfections in both the wood itself and in the finish. It will help cover any brushstrokes that may have ended up showing in the final paint job.
If you're painting wood cabinets, our ADVANCE Primer (790) has great adhesion that provides the proper foundation for any ADVANCE finish. Plus, it can be sanded and levels well, ensuring a smooth finish and helping to mask minor imperfections.
For stained wood, I love using a polyurethane protective finish, but for paint I always choose a polycrylic protective finish (Amazon link). A polycryclic finish will not yellow over time like a polyurethane will. This makes it the perfect way to protect painted cabinets. If you are using a water-based paint, you need to use a water-based sealer.