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Help! 3 different painters = 3 different methods!

Posted by homenatasha (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 23, 12 at 20:32

�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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RE: Help! 3 different painters = 3 different methods!

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

RE: Help! 3 different painters = 3 different methods!

What Chris said.

RE: Help! 3 different painters = 3 different methods!

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.

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