The Best Types of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets


Painting your cabinets doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you pick the best paint for the job!

The Best Paint For Kitchen Cabinets


From my experience, professional painters will strongly recommend either going the oil based route or using an alkyd paint like Benjamin Moore’s Advance Waterborne Alkyd Paint

Alkyd Paint That Mimics Oil-Based

Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body successfully painted her oak cabinets with milk paint, without sanding or priming (but she did de-gloss) and they are not only beautiful, but holding up perfectly several years later. 

High Quality Acrylic Milk Paint

Chalk paint adheres remarkably well and as long as it is sealed correctly (don’t use wax in a kitchen!), it should last well.

 The Chalk Paint Route

Enamel based paints are known to give a rock-hard finish and while Carrie used Deco-Art, a traditional enamel based paint like Sherwin William ProClassic® Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel paint,  is another excellent choice for a really durable finish.

Enamel Based Paint

I’ve used Velvet Finishes many times in the past and I’ve loved it. I’ve painted a dresser, rocking chair and my coffee table and the paint has never chipped or flaked off any of them. But I’ve never painted a kitchen cabinet.

Try Velvet Finishes