This was a daunting task for me, but our new house had a dark kitchen. We scored new counters, wood floors, and appliances, but the honey colored cabinets seemed dated to me. So after reading a bunch of info on painting cabinets, it seemed like a project I could tackle. It seemed worth the hassle to transform our kitchen so the cabinets would look modern to match the flooring, counter, white tile back splash and appliances. Another bonus would be to brighten up the space to feel more fresh, clean and airy.
*In all my painting these last weeks, I actually could tell a big difference in the quality of rollers. We used the cheap "economy" rollers for the walls, but on the cabinets and doors, used the high end rollers and it made a difference for a smooth, seamless finish. Also, painting walls, I'd wrap the roller in plastic wrap and use the same one again 4 hours later for the second coat. But with cabinets, I broke down and used a brand new roller with each coat. Also with brushes. I actually used a cheap brush for the primer, but used a nice angled brush for paint on the corners of the cabinet doors.***
Everything I read recommended using semi-gloss paint, so it's got enough gloss you can clean them, being in the kitchen, but high gloss shows imperfections more.
So I used Behr semi-gloss paint and the color was Popped Corn.
Once again, I used a brand new fancy Purdy brand roller for each coat.
Behr brand paint has you wait 4 hours before repainting, so 4 hours later, paint your second and final coat.