I have read the article on painting kitchen cabinets, and I am still not 100% sure which paint to use.
We are quite tough on our cabinets, banging them into the back of the fridge, dishwasher, etc., so I fear that latex might not be up for the job. When latex chips, it's really hard to patch without looking lumpy.
So oil sounds like the way to go, but I worry about finish. I don't have tons of experience painting with alkyd paints, and I am a little nervous about spraying it on, so I am curious which tool is best for the task.
I had excellent luck temporarily hiding mauve laminate counters by using a very fine foam roller with BIN and grey-tinted Kyanize paint. Two years later the finish still looks great and has allowed me to postpone the $99 per linear foot engineered stone I really want.
So, I am thinking an oil-based paint on the cabinets would be ideal, given the abuse they take. If I don't want to spray, I assume I will have to use a brush because the cabinet faces are recessed. Should I just use my Purdy brush, made specifically for oil?
Here's an example of my cabinet fronts: http://tinyurl.com/357jdrr
I've put this job off for the last couple years because I feel intimidated, even though I am a pretty good painter. So if anyone has tips that might help motivate me, I'd be very grateful.