Chalk Paint vs. Latex Paint
Some of the pros and cons of two types of paint for cabinets:
– Latex paint comes in a variety of finishes, so you can easily achieve the sheen level you want, simply by selecting that finish.
– Latex also comes in an amazing variety of colors, so if you have colorful taste and want a bold statement on your kitchen cabinets, you may want to consider latex, as you can get it in almost any color, or even have a color mixed to match a specific color.
– A semi-gloss finish on cabinets will be easy to wipe clean and will not stain or hold onto grime as chalk painted cabinets may do
– Latex paint has a significantly longer dry time between coats. (at least 24 hours in-between coats)
– Latex also needs a perfectly smooth and cleaned surface to get good adhesion. This means lots and lots of sanding, cleaning and priming, before you can paint.
– In general, chalk paint requires almost no preparation, and really just needs a clean surface to adhere to. Also chalk paint doesn’t require primer in most instances.
– Chalk paint has super fast drying time, usually about an hour.
– Chalk paint sadness really well. You can get the smoothest, finish by sanding.
– apply a wax topcoat for a perfect matte sheen
– Chalk paint tends to chip easily, which is why people love it for a distressed look.
– When you sand chalk paint, the super fine dust that results gets everywhere.