Best Paint for Kitchen Cabinets – Look No Further Than ColorBond
A kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where meals are cooked, family and friends gather, and where much time is spent. It’s a room of personality, and owners see the décor of their kitchen as an expression of themselves and so will spend tens of thousands of dollars for a kitchen remodel.
Cabinetry, countertops, and flooring can be a huge expense and kitchen cabinets alone are a big part of that. Consider installing average grade cabinets in a standard 15’ x 15’ kitchen costs approximately $3,200 to $8,500, while high-end custom cabinets typically run $12,500 to $18,000, depending on material used. To professionally reface the cabinets of a standard kitchen with mid-grade wood veneer costs around $3,500 to $4,000, while a higher quality real wood finish usually costs $5,700 to $8,200. On the other hand, the typical cost to professionally repaint existing cabinets of a standard kitchen is about $900 to $3,750 depending on the amount sanding and preparation required. However, not everyone has a deep well of funds available for their dream kitchen and they realize costs can be significantly reduced if they do the job themselves. Though the typical homeowner who decides to paint their cabinets themselves may find determining what is the best paint for kitchen cabinets to be a challenge.
An option for the best paint for kitchen cabinets which have a urethane or polyurethane coating is ColorBond LVP Refinisher. This paint is formulated to bond to leather, vinyl and plastic, and since urethane and polyurethane are a type of plastic, LVP Refinisher is ideal for use. The paint is durable, has a semigloss like sheen, and cleans up easily. It is also easy to use as it sprays on uniformly and dries quickly. Preparation is also simple. The cabinets are first cleaned of any grease or dirt, ColorBond Prep Cleaner works well for this, then the urethane is scuffed with fine grit sandpaper to provide an anchor surface pattern that’s best for adhesion of the LVP Refinisher.
Kitchen cabinets refinished with ColorBond LVP Refinisher
Chris Hoffman is a fan of using LVP Refinisher for refinishing kitchen cabinets. Earlier this year used ColorBond to refinish the kitchen of his Monaco RV. You can see the story here. Recently, he completed a kitchen remodel for his wife using LVP Refinisher (a happy wife is a happy life, he says). Chris prepped the cabinets with Colorbond cleaner and then sprayed them with Colorbond LVP in #119 Ford Black. 50 cans of paint were used at a cost of $825 and the result is beautiful. “The wife’s kitchen remodel is complete! A happy wife is a happy life!” Chris says.
Other common paint options when looking for best paint for kitchen cabinets are latex-based and alkyd-based paints. When using latex paint make sure it is completely acrylic for hardness. Of note, water-based acrylic paint won’t have as strong an odor as oil-based. Acrylic paint is water resistant and easy to clean. Alkyd paints are great for high-moisture rooms and are preferred for quality, durability and cost-effectiveness.
So, what is another consideration the best paint for kitchen cabinets? Other than color, sheen is a top consideration. Gloss finishes will make a room appear larger and they’re easy to clean, but Imperfections, scratches and fingerprints will be more visible. Semi-gloss paint is a balance between eggshell and glossy, it’s sheen reflects light to make colors look more brilliant and cleans up easily. Like gloss paint, semi-gloss will make surface imperfections more visible, but not to extent that gloss will. Paint hardness and durability is important too, with gloss paint being harder than semi-gloss.
If you are looking for the best paint for kitchen cabinets ColorBond LVP Refinisher could be your best option.
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