Kitchen Cabinet Paint Options
I am looking to paint our kitchen cabinets white (and later all of the trim throughout the house in a matching white), and was all set to use Cabinet Coat. However, after reading through this forum, you've got me reconsidering! With all of the praise for Fine Paints of Europe and Farrow & Ball, I am throwing them in the mix too. With that in mind I have a few questions.
My main priorities for the paint I choose are durability, toxicity (I say this instead of VOCs, because I would think that the effects of paint on indoor air quality are not limited jst to VOCs, and that not all VOCs are created equal), and finish.
It sounds to me like Cabinet Coat will be very durable. It also seems it is now low VOC (
Now, it sounds like people are absolutely loving FPE Eco for this kind of job. My main concern is that the VOC level is much higher than the alternatives. This is where I am wondering if VOC level might be misleading (maybe I am hoping this!). I am also a little concerned about yellowing, especially since I will be using white, and the kitchen is not particularly bright. Would Eurolux be a terrible choice for cabinets (is it durable enough)? Also, not that it makes a huge difference, can anyone tell me if you can clean up Eco with water, or do you need mineral spirits?
Which leads me to Farrow & Ball. This seems to be a well-liked alternative to FPE, and is low-VOC. My main concern here is durability. Can anyone comment on the durability of this paint on cabinets in relation to Cabinet Coat and FPE?
Finally, how are the leveling properties of FPE and F&B compared to Cabinet Coat?
I know that was a lot of questions, and I really do appreciate any insight and advice you all can offer. Thanks!