Published at Sunday, March 10th, 2019 - 08:51:00 AM. Cabinet Finishes. By Ute Milan.
The type of paint used for wooden kitchen cabinetry are acrylic enamel paint, water based paints or alkyd paints. Acrylic or waterbased paints are a type of paint which can easily be cleaned off with water. They contain less fumes and are often odorless. Alkyd paints, on the other hand, are oil based and typically have a strong odor. Instead of using water for clean up, alkyd paints use mineral spirits.
Stain – Staining is a type of cabinet finishes that makes use of varnish, lacquer, polyurethane or shellac that enhances the natural color of wood. By definition, wood stains are composed of colorants which are suspended in a vehicle such as alcohol or a finishing agent like varnish, lacquer, shellac or polyurethane. These colorants are not fully dissolved in the vehicle.
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