I promised to share with you the paint we used on the cabinets. After reading several reviews we decided to use Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd Paint in Dove White. This turned out to be the best decision we made in the entire kitchen update.
This is NOT a sponsored post for Benjamin Moore. Actually I was offered a $100 gift card from another popular brand to purchase their paint for my project but I had heard so many great things about Advance that I declined the offer and purchased BM with my own money.
Using Benjamin Moore Advance paint is a little more time consuming due to the 16 hour curing time between coats, but so worth every minute.
During this curing time the paint will level and brush strokes will not be visible. The paint is latex ( water based) but creates a hard coat like oil base and no top sealer required .Here is an example of how very tough this paint is. I used it on the background of the oyster sign and once dry I tried to sand the sign to give it a distressed look. No matter how hard I tried Coarse sandpaper would not even scratch the white paint.
There are hundreds of post out there about painting cabinets so I won’t go into great detail about the process. I do want to share a few tips though.
Don’t skimp on prep work. This is critical to get a good and long lasting finish.
Use a really good brush. I used Purdy brushes for the boxes and my husband spray painted the doors with the HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer.
Do not use a top sealer on this paint.
We used a semi-gloss paint for a slight shine and for easier cleaning of the cabinets.
A little over one gallon of paint covered our small kitchen. This included the range hood and trim.
Thanks for visiting! I am off to update the guest bath vanity with the left over paint.