finish for kitchen cabinets that will last!
I am debating purchasing beaded inset raised panel cherry cabinets from a local cabinet maker and a highly respected cabinet company. Right now, the finish is a big deal. Cabinet company uses a 3 coat, baked on finish with a lifetime warranty. Local cabinet maker uses MagnaMax High Performance Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer. How will the pre-cat lacquer hold up over time? I have been to two neighbors whose cabinets are completely peeling near the kitchen sink and near the stove after just 5 years. Another neighbor with cabinets from the Cabinet Company has had no problems. All three have active families and use/abuse kitchen equally!
I love working with my local cabinet maker, but a finish that fails after just 5 years is a deal breaker.
I would LOVE your thoughts and opinions!