Varnish over painted cabinets?

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Ruth asked 10 years ago

We have painted our kitchen cupboards in Dulux diamond eggshell. What varnish should we use to give added protection against staining and wear?

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MagicDave answered.

NONE, No Varnish… the paint sheen you used will give it the needed protection… assuming you did prime the cabinets first with either an oil base primer or preferably a Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer… and assuming that the BRAND of paint is reputable…

Besides varnishing over paint will cause a slight discoloring of the surface… a slight orange hue…

Really tho… a Semi-Gloss sheen is best on cabinets… for durability… Good Luck!