The best spray paint for kitchen cabinet facings is a universal solvent-based paint or a solvent-based paint formulated for the surface you will paint.
We use solvent-based paint in our professional line of work because it is specifically formulated to form a hard and durable finish. It is also widely universal, capable of lasting on timber, vinyl, and acrylic kitchen cabinets.
If you are unable to get a hold of a universal solvent-based interior paint, your choice of paint should be based on the material of the surface you will paint. Manufacturers often have separate painting systems for timber and plastic.
Avoid water and oil based paints
Water and oil-based paints are no good for plastic, acrylic, and vinyl cabinet facings. These paints will not bond with the surface in a durable way.
You can use water and oil-based paints on timber cabinet facings; however, the finish will only be durable if you SAND the finish first. This will remove the protective topcoat, which is impossible to paint over with water or oil-based paint in a durable way.
The easiest route with plastic, acrylic, vinyl and timber cabinet facings is to use a solvent-based painting system. These paints do not require you to sand anything — they will bond with the surface on their own accord.
When to call in a professional sprayer
It can be difficult knowing what paint to use for kitchen cabinet facings, especially when durability is a key concern. If you have never spray painted before, or you have limited time on your hands, you might not be able to do the project either.
We provide a comprehensive kitchen spray painting service that will change the appearance of your kitchen for good. All our work has a 10-year guarantee!
After we’ve spray painted your kitchen, it’ll appear as though you’ve had your kitchen installed in that colour. Your kitchen cabinets will be painted to a factory standard and it will be impossible to tell they weren’t installed that way.