5. Semigloss, gloss, or satin–the harder the finish the better. Matte paint on kitchen cabinets is impractical; I wouldn’t even use eggshell finish. You want a surface that’s durable and wipeable, so you won’t be painting again for at least a few years.
Can I use wood stain on laminate cabinets?
It is important to know the exact type of material covering your cabinets before attempting to stain them. You can sand and stain wood veneer cabinets a darker color. However, this is not an option for laminate cabinets. Therefore, wood veneer can be refinished by a gentle sanding and a few coats of a dark, wood stain.