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Quality paint for kitchen cabinets

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can anyone help me about kitchen cabinet painting i have no idea and my home kitchen looks so odd? suggest me good quality paints
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Welcome to the forum, Matt. What part of the world are you in ? PHOTOS of YOUR kitchen would help a lot.
your location and paints available in that area coupled with the atmospheric conditions would determine what paint to use and application methods.
if you are in Canada, I would suggest contacting New Tone Painting, they can tell you what paint to use for your area.
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Welcome to the forum Matt.
G'day Matt, welcome to the forum
I believe cabinet companies spray catalyzed lacquer. I could be mistaken, but I don't think it matters where the cabinets reside. I've used some from Sherwin Williams, but couldn't get it in the regular paint store. They have an industrial supply in Seattle (I live in Washington State). I got it there. You can't brush this stuff. You can only spray it. Also, you need a good respirator. Catalyzed lacquers can be tough on the lungs. You need good equipment and a means to ventilate and filter the air. Wherever you paint, the area must be scrupulously clean. Even an HVLP gun will whip dust, if there is any in the vicinity.

You will want to get what is called "precat" lacquer. The paint company adds the catalyst when they mix the color. I believe Sherwin Williams has a 4 month pot life after catalyzation. Since I don't spray it regularly, I keep a bottle of catalyst on hand and catalyze my own as needed.
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Welcome to the forum - yes, of course, you can move and reuse cabinets.
You need to be a little more specific and provide as many details as possible for the correct answer. (such as are they wall hung or floor (base) cabinets).
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Hi and welcome. John is correct, we could use a little more information, specifically what kind of finish do they have on them now? I agree that a specialized store, Sherwin Williams in our area, can give you guidelines, but they too need to know what the finish is. If you decide to try some samples, remove a door and take it with you. If there is a surface that is not too visible, you can try out your paint choice on that area, just a spot so you can see how it adheres.
Welcome to the forum @jiangsulevish
Did @Matt ever come back and tell us what he decided?
G'da from Australia and welcome to the forum, @jiangsulevish
An easier option is to use a good quality latex paint, followed by a water based clear topcoat like General Finishes Enduro.
The latex gives you ulimited colors at an inexpensive price point.
And the clear topcoat makes it very durable, and a much more "professional" looking finish than latex. Ideally, you want to spray the topcoat, and apply at least 3 coats.
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