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Can you advise on the safest, best way to paint kitchen cabinets?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 31, 2013 01:10 AM
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I painted my house with no-VOC paint but am advised it will not hold up for use in kitchen cabinets. Two options seem to be to paint with no VOC paint, then clear coat (which has its own VOC content), though my contractor does not think this would provide a great result and may be prone to yellowing even with a water based clear coat. Another might be to use a comparatively low VOC primer/paint combo, like Benjamin Moore Advance. There would seem either way some element of off-gassing into food stored in cabinets. Are there any ideal options?




 

 

I painted my house with no-VOC paint but am advised it will not hold up for use in kitchen cabinets. Two options seem to be to paint with no VOC paint, then clear coat (which has its own VOC content), though my contractor does not think this would provide a great result and may be prone to yellowing even with a water based clear coat. Another might be to use a comparatively low VOC primer/paint combo, like Benjamin Moore Advance. There would seem either way some element of off-gassing into food stored in cabinets. Are there any ideal options?

Dear Bill,

The following answer is based on the assumption that you are considering painting existing in place cabinets yourself. These are not new cabinets painted in place by a cabinet...


 

 

 
 
 

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