One of the newer finishes for cabinets is polyester. Available in glossy and matter finishes, polyester benefits cabinets the same way it benefits cars: durability and quality. Polyester finishes can add extra protection and quality to your cabinets while also adding exceptional design with its protection.
Polyester has a more solid look than pain because it also fills in the pores of the wood; however, preparation of the wood, including sanding and finishing, is absolutely necessary. In addition, a special topcoat must be applied. Because of the amount of work that goes into the preparation and finishing of polyester, it is often one of the more expensive options for finishing cabinets.