Anyone who has painted cabinets and used the BIN shellac

DWQA QuestionsAnyone who has painted cabinets and used the BIN shellac

Anyone who has painted cabinets and used the BIN shellac primer:

This might be a dumb question, but have any of you just left them “in primer” and not painted over? We are painting our kitchen and love the color and how perfectly smooth the BIN laid down.

I was just wondering if that was something anyone’s done before. Not trying to be cheap or get out of painting, we just genuinely like the BIN white primer color and it’s nearly smooth as glass!

7 Answers
answered 6 months ago

They will get very gross, very quick. Primer is not a sealer. It will wear down rapidly, and will not clean easily.

answered 6 months ago

I just did mine and thought the same until my neighbor a pro painter told me to paint over it. Something to think about… if you decide to tint your cabinets the BIN color… white tile (backsplash) won’t match it. Good luck!

answered 6 months ago

Once you see the primer on you will want to paint its chalky doesnt feel right. Follow up with benjamin moore paint you will love it

answered 6 months ago

Primer isn’t made to clean so they would get dirty really quick. Buy a good cabinet paint like valspar in the same color

answered 6 months ago

I used home depot cabnit paint came out amazing

answered 6 months ago

BIN is amazing, but you need to paint over it. It turns chalky fast. I’d recommend two coats of Benjamin Moore Advance over the BIN.

answered 6 months ago

Get a good paint and color match to the primer?