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Painting new frameless cabinets4/10
I have browsed the forums but have not seen anything related to my question. I am considering a Ben. Moore Advance super white primer and satin paint combo for the finish for poplar kitchen cabinets. I have read that the white may yellow and that the product requires more time than liked by the industry. I am open to suggestions if there is a better product for the application.
You may want to try posting this in the finishing section.
You also might ask your cabinetmaker or contractor?
Anything other then an enamel on cabinets would be a waste of time if you plan on going the DIY way of painting cabinets.
If you want to get a true professional cabinet finish then you will need to get into conversion varnishes, post cat lacquers or greater. That's where the durability and quality comes from
But there is the niceness that you get from paint, but generally you don't get the same durability as the professional finishes.
I know everybody says you need to use CV for professional opaque finishes, and I agree that they are durable, and you can't beat the feel of a CV finish. But in reality, most customers don't treat the cabinet like you or I would. They tend to be a little bit harder on the finishes.
I think there is something to be said for a finish like a sprayed oil based finish on kitchen cabinets. There is no maximum mil thickness, so when the customer trashes the finish, a respray would be easy to do. Changing color would be easy too, wouldn't need to strip the finish to respray. IDK, just a thought.
I like Kem-Aqua (clear and opaque). It's reasonably durable (passes KCMA tests), is easy to spray (HVLP, no thinning), dries fast and produces a nice finish. Unlike the oil and precat lacquer finishes in my home, there is no noticeable yellowing.