Over the past few years, the cost of new countertops and cabinets has increased dramatically. As a matter of fact, renovating the kitchen is now one of the most expensive remodeling projects. But you can always improve the look of your kitchen by freshening up your cabinets. However, doing so is not as simple as just getting some paint and going to town on your kitchenware, especially when there are so many types of paint out there. 

Fortunately, we are here to help by taking a deep dive into paint and the process for which type works best for your kitchen cabinets. 

Preparing the Cabinets

Before you begin painting, it is important to prepare. We recommend containing all surrounding rooms first. You want to cover and protect appliances, counters, fixtures, etc. Removing the doors, drawers, and hardware from the cabinet is a must. Sand the entire unit for the best result. Caulk may be needed on certain types of cabinets as well. 


Urethane wood finish offers durability and water resistance. This makes it a popular alternative to more traditional coatings such as shellac or lacquer. Learning how to apply urethane to stained wood can enhance the appearance of the stain while protecting the surface from scratches and more. We recommend applying two coats of a very durable urethane coating.

Eggshell Finish

Mike’s Decorating recommends using an eggshell finish. This provides a low sheen and a soft, smooth finish just like a true eggshell. Perfect for low- to mid-traffic areas like hallways, living rooms, entryways, and family rooms. Eggshell paint is more washable than flat sheens, and it resists stains and scuffs.

If you decide to choose eggshell finish paints, you should use a paint sprayer to reduce unevenness.

Mike’s Decorating and Painting

All in all, it’s important to remember that each type of paint has its own pros and cons. While you might personally prefer one over the other, when it comes to your kitchen cabinet refinish, this process will not disappoint. 

If you need help with your kitchen cabinet painting project, you can always contact Mike’s Decorating and Painting. Our expert team will be able to breathe new life into your kitchen cabinets thanks to our proprietary painting process. Some of it involves removing the old finish using our cutting-edge sanding equipment and applying a bonding/blocking primer prior to painting with a urethane coating with an eggshell finish with a sprayer. In the end, you’ll be left with a gorgeous kitchen cabinet that will look and feel like a brand-new piece of kitchenware.