The Best Paint Products for Any Project

I’m a paint fanatic and I literally painted my house top to bottom, which includes the ceiling. I’ve also, painted my vanity, kitchen cabinets, and furniture.

It’s safe to say I am particular with my products (after a lot of trial and error). I am sharing some of my favorite products that I have used for various projects in my home.

Brushes

Wooster Angled brushes are my go-to brushes for any project. Wooster makes angled brushes for all different types of paints, stains, and enamels. I use this brush so often that, I purchase 4-5 brushes at a time, because I use them for almost every project (not even kidding).

This brush makes clean lines so effortless! I never use painters tape to cut in when I use this brush. The angle of the brush gives excellent control to move the paint in a clean line along the ceiling, trim, base boards, cabinets, or anywhere a clean line is needed.

Rollers

Purdy Marathon rollers and Wooster Rollers are my favorite rollers for walls. These rollers hold a lot of paint, with little splatter or lint and provide even coverage.

The high Density Foam rollers are my go-to roller for cabinets or doors. They provide a super smooth look and work great with any sheen.

Trim Paint

Showcase by Sherwin Williams paint is truly is 1 coat coverage in just about any area. It is very low odor and brushes on very nicely. I used a semi-gloss finish for all baseboard and trim in my home. I didn’t add a tint to the paint because it is already a nice bright white.

Showcase by Sherwin Williams

Stain

I use Varathane staining products for all projects to be stained. I use the Varathane stain that includes stain and poly, so the item that I am staining is stained and protected all in 1 step.

The stain lasts and is very easy to apply. Varathane makes a great stain, but the stain is very high odor. Be sure to wear a mask and work on your project in a well-ventilated area while staining.

Painting Cabinets and Bathroom Vanities


I have painted kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mirror frames, and furniture using Rustoleum Cabinet kit, Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel paint, Cabinet Coat Enamel.

The Rustoleum cabinet kit is a great option for beginners because the kit offers very clear instructions, and all products necessary items for painting your cabinets. If you need additional tips and tricks to paint your cabinets, see our post here!

Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel paint and Cabinet Coat Enamel are perfect for any cabinet project, especially in a high moisture or high traffic area.These paints are both tintable, so you can choose any color for your project. They are both easy to apply and only a couple coats of paint was needed to cover my bathroom vanity and mirror frame.

What I Wish I Knew Before…

This kit includes everything that you will need to complete this project except for brushes and rollers. View our Rust-Oleum Transformation post to find out what we wish we knew before tackling this project.

Rust-Oleum Chalk paint

Okay, I am going to be honest with you here, I am not a big fan of chalk paint. I do not get the craze with this stuff. Chalk paint isn’t bad option if you are looking to a distress a piece of furniture, but the paint can be tough for beginners and it doesn’t hold up that great.

Many websites state that you do not have to sand with this product. This may be true, but I think it all depends on the surface that you are painting for the paint to really stick.

I recently repurposed a very shiny outdated dresser without sanding. The chalk paint was a little tricky to apply because it goes on streaky during the first coat. The paint does start to look better after more coats are applied, but you have to be careful or you can easily chip the paint off.

I added a clear coat to the dresser that I painted, and after a few years the chalk paint has started to crack and chip in several places. I think I should have sanded the dresser, so the paint would have a better grip on the wood.

I wouldn’t recommend this product unless you prefer a distressed matte look to your furniture. Since, I have such good luck with Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel, I would recommend this paint perfect for any wood furniture or cabinet project.

This paint is tintable, so you can choose any color for your project. Behr Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel is also, very easy to apply and only a couple coats of paint was needed to cover my bathroom vanity and mirror frame.

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I can browse the bathmat isle for at least 20 minutes at Home Goods trying to carefully select the correct mat. I have a lot to consider in this isle and my husband doesn’t understand the thought process that goes into selecting such a simple item.

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I upgraded my bathroom vanity and mirror frame under $100! View our post to see how they both turned out.

Alternative to Rust-oleum Cabinet Kit

After reading about several different types of paint and their best usage, I came across a really great product. This paint is perfect for any cabinet project. Rust-Oleum’s Cabinet kit is definitely a great product, but there are other options that can get you just as good of results.

My Favorite Paint Products

I’m a paint fanatic and I literally painted my house top to bottom, which includes the ceiling. I also painted my vanity, kitchen cabinets, and furniture. It’s safe to say I am also particular with my products (after a lot of trial and error) so I listed my favorite ones here.

Sign up here to learn more about some of the basic paint types and their usage. I give you some tips and tricks as well as some things to avoid. Do not make some of these mistakes or you will end up repainting!

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