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Thread: Finish for Kitchen Cabinets Gloss, Semi or Satin

  1. Finish for Kitchen Cabinets Gloss, Semi or Satin

    Hi folks,

    Was wondering what most use for kitchen cabinet clear top coat finishes. High Gloss, semi gloss or satin? I am thinking Taget USL but wanted to know what most use a far as the shine goes. Thanks!!!

    Mike
    Last edited by Michael Disorbo; 08-07-2007 at 4:53 PM.

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    I use all satin.

    I don't like the high gloss look.


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    Satin. In my view, most shiny finishes cheapen the look. Plus, the reflective glare on shiny surfaces can get annoying.

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    Satin here too. A high gloss look reminds me of a cheap plastic product. JMHO.
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    The kitchen designer working on my house says almost all of the high end cabinets he sells have a 15 gloss number, which is pretty much on the low end of satin, not quite flat.

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    high gloss quickly looks bad...

    Areas that receive a lot of traffic - close proximity to door handles and cabinets near sinks and stoves that cleaned/wiped down more often - quickly become satin or matte.
    Tim


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    Save the gloss for

    the piano. Benjamin Moore low luster oil enamel.
    Phil in Big D
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