If i had it to do over again i would 100 make the same choice in both the paint we used and the protective top coat.
Kitchen cabinets general finishes milk paint. This really is a huge benefit of using general finishes milk paint. You won t need much to get this done beyond your primer milk paint and finishing coat from general finishes. I have zero regrets and even the contractor that installed our laminate backsplash was shocked that we painted them ourselves and that the paint is so incredibly durable.
How i painted my brand new kitchen cabinets with general finishes milk paint last year after looking at so many different homes we decided that we were going to build a house. But if you re going to finish kitchen cabinets with milk paint i strongly recommend applying protective topcoats over the paint. Dry 48 72 hours before painting.
I had already painted the bottom cabinets in general finishes milk paint in the color millstone. General finishes water based stains are a great choice for your kitchen cabinet restoration. I am curious about milk paint can i mix the general finishes milk paint with a traditional paint.
You may increase your. I decided to paint the top cabinets in their antique white to lighten them up and give a bit of contrast. My husband and i just bought our first house and we are planning to paint our dark kitchen cabinets white.
That rich deep color is stunning. My original tutorial on how to paint your cabinets with milk paint which you can read here has generated lots of interest within the past year and is actually becoming one of my most popular posts so i assume that many of you would like to know how durable they have proved to be over the course of 12 months. Milk paint has a matte finish and will show marks.
I painted the top walls in sherwin williams accessible beige and under the chair rail in in benjamin. As i mentioned above we used general finishes milk paint. Milk paint may adhere to laminate with a bonding primer.
Painted kitchen reveal i m finally done with my kitchen just in time for thanksgiving. With the milk paint i could finish two coats on about ten different doors in a few hours. And they were 100 correct.
Although it s quite durable it will be stained by many common kitchen substances including oils whether from a bottle a stick of butter or just your hands. I bought 6 small black foam brushes a 3 inch brush a 1 5 inch brush and a small roller intended for flat finishes plus some painters tape fine sandpaper. It barely looks like the same kitchen.
Other paints take hours to dry. However we cannot guarantee it. But first a little recap.
The second kitchen got it s makeover with general finishes water based stain in espresso. Painting kitchen cabinets is a long process no matter what you do but this dry time can significantly simplify the process. I like the ease of milk paint but would love to mix the white milk paint with benjamin moore white dove for the color.