Help! 3 different painters = 3 different methods!

homenatashaJanuary 23, 2012

�3 different painters = 3 Different methods of re-painting my white kitchen cabinets. I beleive the paint on the cabinets is a latex paint, they were painted more than 5 yrs ago, by the previous owner.

I want a hard, easily washable finish, that looks good. I have a 2yr old and a 4yr old, so I clean the cabinets a lot! I am not married to the idea of going with white, but preferably I would like to. How do people feel about their white cabinets? I find mine always look dirty, but I'm not sure if its just because the white is not super white (kind of yellow-ish) or because they are latex and the stains seem to have set in. So, I am also trying to decide if white is the way to go or maybe a gray.

So far I have had 3 painters to to quote and this is what they said:

Painter 1 : Would use oil paint brushed on. (con: white will yellow overtime, would have to pick another color).

Painter 2: Would brush/spray Benjamin Moore Advance alkyd paint.

Painter 3: Would brush/spray a BM Latex paint then top with 2 coats of water based poly to get a really hard finish.

Has anyone had any of these done and what are you feelings on the outcome?

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

1) White latex will not yellow, oil will
2) I would pick this one
3)Poly over the latex is not necessary

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 4:36AM
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Lori A. Sawaya

What Chris said.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 9:54AM
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Advance would be my choice too. It will provide and smooth and durable finish but since it is still alkyd, some yellowing is a given though not nearly as much as a conventional alkyd. If you go with an toned offwhite then it should not be an issue. Regardless of which choice you make, proper surface prep is the key to success.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 11:10AM
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