The Best Products to Paint Furniture + Kitchen Cabinets

Welcome to Stylish Patina Home

Hi I am Kelly the owner of Stylish Patina. Let me help you understand the best products to use to paint furniture + kitchen cabinets. I am a native of Northern Virginia and owned my store since 2011. I have been painting furniture and so much more for the past 20 years and have hand selected the best and easiest products to use! You can always come in and ask us all your questions in person we are open Tuesday – Sunday 11-5pm. You can also email shop@stylishpatina.com us or call 571.265.1068.

The Best products to paint furniture + kitchen cabinets

We have 3 DIY paint lines you can buy online and in the store with us Jolie Matte Paint the Premier Chalk Style Paint, General Finishes Paint and One Hour Enamel Paint by Wise Owl. See below for a few tips on selecting your products for your next project. 

I have been painting furniture for over 10 years and I think these are the best products to paint furniture + kitchen cabinets on the market. I am always trying out new products so I can offer the easiest and best to my customers!

Join me in The Paint Lab

If you are looking for some help I also offer a Digital Furniture Painting Class that is uber affordable at a one time charge of $37! Grab it here if you are interested!

Custom Furniture Painting

We do offer Custom Furniture Painting Services as well if you are not interested in a DIY project. Check out the details regarding our furniture painting services HERE.

Jolie Matte Paint

1. Jolie Matte Paint – This is my first recommendation for new furniture/DIY home project users. You can find all of our FREE downloadable resource guides HERE. It is the easiest to use, sticks to anything (wood, metal, cement, laminants, etc.), no priming, no sanding. You just pop the top and go.  You now have two options for sealing it 1. Furniture wax or 2. varnish (poly) that comes in a low luster or gloss sheen.  This line is great for furniture, kitchen cabinets, floor, bathroom vanities and so much more. How to tips and downloadable how to guides are available on our website here and they have a youtube channel hereBuy online here

How to paint furniture
Classic Navy is the color used

General Finishes Paint

2. General Finishes (GF) – We like the Milk Paint from GF line for modern looking furniture. This line is also pretty easy to use.  It’s thinner so be careful for drips and you might want to scuff up furniture before painting.  This is usually sealed with the GF high performance top coat that come ins flat, satin, semi gloss and gloss sheen. GF also has a cool product called Gel Stain that can give new life to table tops or any surface you want to keep the wood grain look but don’t want to sand, stain and seal. Buy online here.

How to paint furniture
Photo from the Weathered Door color is Black

One Hour Enamel by Wise Owl

3. Wise Owl One Hour Enamel – This is a new line for us. The One Hour Enamel product is getting rave reviews for cabinetry. It is known for its rock hard finish in one hour and no top coat needed (it’s built in the paint).  You do need to clean your furniture well before using it and use two coats of their primer before applying the paint.  They also recommend 24 hours between primer + paint so it take longer to finish a project. I also found that you don’t want to over brush the paint it dries fast so you need to apply it and leave it alone. It is suppose to self level (the brush strokes go away). This is the most tricky paint line we have but still doable and the finish is beautiful! Great for cabinets, tables, vanities, floors.  Buy online here.

HOw to paint furniture
Photo East Cotalane Color is Abyss

I hope this help you select the the best products you to paint furniture + kitchen cabinets. If you have questions please reach out and ask or if you are local come in the shop!

Stylish Patina Home



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