Beyond Paint All-in-One Refinishing Paint, No Sanding, Matte Finish for Cabinets, Countertops, Furniture and Doors, 1 Quart, Bright White
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Easy-to-use paint and primer in one: Self-leveling water-based acrylic formula leaves no roller marks for a slightly textured matte finish
The application process for this kit is much more involved than the other products we've featured in this roundup, but Giani provides incredibly detailed instructions to guide users through the experience. Although daunting, we can appreciate the freedom that comes with creating your own "granite" sponge pattern across countertops. The high-shine finish is comparable to real granite, making this kit even more worth the effort. Keep in mind that the layers require 24 hours to dry to the touch (refrain from using your dishwasher during this time) and you can replace light appliances on your kitchen countertops after 3 days. The full cure time is 14 days, which is incredibly long, but ensures the formula completely dries and seals to withstand regular wear. Since this is a water-based formula, you can only use soap and water to clean it, and prolonged water exposure can result in the top coat dissolving. If this happens, allow the area to dry fully before touching it, and then reapply the top coat. This is the only bathroom in my home, so I was really hoping that this product would work. I used a small brush for the corners and beveled areas, and used a small foam roller for the larger areas. I applied 2 coats, waiting 24 hours between each application. Application should be reasonably light. Watch a few YouTube videos - they were very helpful.The best paint brands for kitchen cabinets allow you to choose from multiple finishes ( sometimes called sheens). For instance, Valspar is available in a flat, eggshell, or semi-glossy finish. When it comes to kitchen cabinets, your best bet is satin or semi-glossy, as both are generally easy to clean. Founded in 1875, Glidden has been a tried-and-true paint brand for nearly 150 years. It's among the more affordable options for painting kitchen cabinets and interior walls, and you can buy it by the gallon from The Home Depot, Walmart, and some independent retailers. Most formulas are 100 percent acrylic, low-odor, and VOC-free. Whether you use a brush, roller, or paint sprayer, you can count on excellent coverage and a scrubbable, easy-to-clean finish. Before painting your kitchen cabinets, you’ll need to deconstruct them as much as possible. Remove the doors and drawers, as well as hardware, then set up a sanding station outside. Using 120 to 180 grit sandpaper, lightly roughen the front surfaces and visible edges. You don’t need to sand off the old paint entirely; you just want to roughen the surface to give the new coat of paint a clean base to grip to. Remember to wear a dust mask and safety goggles.
Our top choice for resurfacing counters is the DAICH SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit. This user-friendly three-step system allows you to create an entirely new surface with a formula containing real stone. With that said, Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating is an excellent option if you're on a budget. The affordable, easy-to-use solution can be tinted to several colors and leaves a smooth, durable finish. What to Look for in a Countertop Refinishing Kit Application This photo shows a before and after. You really can’t tell that the tub surround was painted - it just looks brand new. There are no brush or roller marks. This is not a high-gloss finish. We may apply a sealant down the line, but it looks beautiful without one. ADVANCED FORMULA: Non-toxic, Water-Based, Low Odor, ultra low VOC. Contains NO harsh chemicals such as phthalates, formaldehyde, heavy metals, or solvents. Genuine Quality, made in the U.K. just outside of London.Self-priming formulas, like the interior paints from BEHR, will conceal imperfections on your cabinets and even cover existing paint colors. While this means you can skip the priming step, most colors still require two coats—you'll usually need to wait about four hours after the first coat before applying the second.