The Best Types of Benjamin Moore Cabinet Paint
Painting your cabinets is a great way to update your home. Whether you’re dealing with dated honey oak cabinets or old chipped paint, painting the cabinets will breathe new life into your kitchen or bathroom!
However, painting cabinets isn’t quite the same as painting your walls. Cabinet paint needs to be more durable than wall paint, and it can also be harder to paint cabinets because of all the nooks and crannies.
Picking the right Benjamin Moore cabinet paint will make the process go much more smoothly. Here’s what you need to know about cabinet paint, including Advance and Command paint for cabinets.
Kitchen cabinet paint needs to be easy to clean and durable.
They get a lot of use in most homes, as you likely open and close them several times a day. Additionally, you have to clean kitchen cabinets on a regular basis to get rid of splatters, spills, and grease. This means your cabinet paint will need to be protected against a lot of wear and tear.
Cabinets look best with a smooth, furniture-quality finish that doesn’t show brush lines and imperfections. A cabinet paint should also have excellent coverage and hide, especially when used over stained wood.
To avoid nicks, scratches, and chips, a high-quality Benjamin Moore cabinet paint is a must. Advance paint for cabinets is a popular choice in kitchens.
Bathroom cabinet paint needs to be moisture-resistant and durable.
Even with good ventilation, bathrooms are prime locations for moisture. Your paint has to withstand steamy showers, wet towels, and the occasional splash of water. If the paint doesn’t protect your drywall or cabinets properly, you can get permanent damage or mold and mildew growth.
To obtain moisture resistance, the best bathroom paint has higher levels of resin than regular paint. The moisture-resistant ingredients help to prevent blistering, peeling, and bubbling, even with frequent cleaning. Bathroom paint may also contain higher levels of mildewcide to help slow the growth of mold and mildew.
One of the most popular paints for bathroom vanities and cabinets is Benjamin Moore Advance. With its excellent durability and coverage, Advance paint for cabinets will hold up over time even with heavy use.
Another highly-durable, water-resistant option is Corotech Command paint, also by Benjamin Moore. Command paint for cabinets is incredibly tough and fast-drying. It’s a good option if you want to be able to use your cabinets right away without waiting for the paint to cure.
How to paint cabinets
You can DIY your kitchen cabinet refresh using Benjamin Moore Advance paint or Corotech Command paint, both of which are available at your local paint supply Kahului store, Da Kine Paints.
Advance is a high-quality low VOC paint that is easy to apply with a brush or a roller, even if you’re not a professional painter. It applies evenly, covers thoroughly, and comes in countless colors. Since it’s waterborne alkyd paint, it can be cleaned up easily with soap and water. Here’s what you need to know to paint your kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanity.
- First, remove drawers, doors, and hardware
Removing the drawers, doors, and hardware will make it easier to paint. Lay the drawers or doors on a flat, clean surface, such as a drop cloth in your garage.
- Next, clean and prep the surfaces
Using a grease-removing cleaner, clean the entire surface that you’re going to paint. If your cabinets have a glossy surface you may need to lightly sand them. Don’t sand them enough to remove the previous finish, just enough to make the finish rough enough for the primer and paint to adhere to.
- Apply primer
A good primer will help hide the previous stain or paint while making it easier to apply the paint. Roll or brush on a coat of primer and let dry for at least 24 hours before moving to the next step.
- Sand with fine-grit sandpaper
After priming and drying, lightly sand the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. This helps create a smooth, even finish. Wipe away dust with a damp cloth and let dry.
- Apply the first coat of paint
Now, you can apply your first coat of paint! Apply the paint evenly and take care to avoid drips or pooling.
- Sand again with fine-grit sandpaper
Sanding your first coat of paint will help eliminate brush marks and imperfections in the paint job. Again, use 220-grit sandpaper and sand lightly over the entire surface.
- Apply a second coat of paint
Applying a second and final coat of paint will help ensure full coverage and a smooth, even finish.
- Let dry for a few days
Lastly, it’s important to let the paint dry for at least 24 hours, or better yet, two to three days. Ensure the area is well-ventilated for a quick dry time. If the paint isn’t fully dry, the doors and drawers will stick upon reinstallation.
Paint colors for cabinets
The paint color you choose will depend on your individual style and how you want your home to look and feel.
If you feel your space is too dark, you might want to brighten it up with a coat of white or light-colored paint. Light colors are great on cabinets, especially if you have a lot of upper cabinets.
If you want to add more color and interest to your space, you may want to go with a less-common color like sage green or coral. With thousands of paint colors available from Benjamin Moore, the sky is the limit!
If you love a moody look, a deep shade of gray or navy blue might be perfect for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets.
Stop by the paint supply Kahului store
Get all the paint and supplies you need on Maui at Da Kine Paints. We carry a wide selection of Benjamin Moore paint, including Advance and Corotech Command paint. We’d be happy to help you figure out the best paint products and colors for your upcoming kitchen or bathroom cabinet project. Visit our paint supply Kahului store or reach out today!