Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Epoxy coating?

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Old 02-02-19, 04:13 PM
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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Epoxy coating?

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We are thinking about painting our kitchen cabinets and have two family memebers who have used Benjamin Moore Advance cabinet paint. With the proper prep and finishing, both have had visible chipping on their cabinets after a few months. One did a few coats and the other family member claimed to have done 7 + coats.

We'd like to do our cabinets, but I want a finish that last much longer than that. I have heard of epoxy coatings for cabinets and was wondering if anyone has had experience with these? It's a lot of work to prep and paint cabinets, so ideally we'd like something that holds up to wear and tear well.

Also is there.a difference in the durability of rolling vs. spraying them?

Thanks for any info!
 
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While I've never used any BM Advance it's suppose to be good paint. The odds are the chipping is from lack of or improper prep. If you don't slightly sand first and use the correct primer the odds are the paint will chip. There shouldn't be any durablity differences between brush, roller and spray.
Here are some cabinet repainting instructions
https://www.doityourself.com/forum/p...t-repaint.html
 
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I think how well the paint holds up depends on the wood below. Even when properly prepared some woods hold paint better. Then there are softer woods which dent more easily making it harder for paint to survive dings.
 
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thank you for the link marksr and the heads up Pilot Dane.

I read through the sticky (Sorry I was lazy and didn't bother to check if there was one), and noticed the suggestion for a shellac primer. Both my family members used BM Fresh Start primer, which is a latex/oil hybrid on solid wood cabinets like ours (not sure what type of wood). Maybe that was the issue?

I'm less worried now, I'll give it a try and see how it goes. The cleaning with TSP and initial sanding is the most time consuming part I'm assuming?
 
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I've always used either a pigmented shellac primer or an oil base primer and have had good results with both. While I've used some waterborne [hybrid] coatings I've never used that version of primer and can't really comment on that other than often when paint peels off of previously varnished wood it's because the wrong primer was used.

TSP could also be the culprit. It's a great degreaser/cleaner but if it isnt't rinsed well it can also cause adhesion issues. I only use it on the exterior where it can be rinsed off with a pressure washer [or garden hose] Most house hold cleaners are fine for cleaning the wood prior to sanding.
 
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