From sea foam green to fuchsia, paint has the terrific quality of allowing a plethora of colors from which to choose. In addition, paint allows the applier to apply any range of special effects including sponging, spackle, and marbling. Also, paint can offer a smooth finish, glossy finish, and almost anything in between. However, it is important to remember that, as the wood contracts, paint will call attention to any hairline cracks that become exposed.
Preparation for paint may include extensive sanding, especially if cabinets are older and previous paint has been applied. It may also be necessary to replace painted-over hardware. Lastly, a protective topcoat may need to be provided to protect the paint from kitchen greases and smoke if the cabinets are located in the kitchen.