When we installed a kitchen in the Cottage we used mismatched base cabinets.
On Saturday morning the tenant decided to paint the base cabinets white. She started with a primer coat.
Using a foam roller, the second, third, and even fourth coats were painted with special cabinet paint. I got a text with the photo above asking how it looked.
I said I needed to see it in person. I was bluntly truthful and said the stark white cabinet paint didn’t go well with the top cabinets and didn’t look great against the sofa.
One issue is that a foam roller gives such a thin layer of paint that a piece painted with one often needs multiple multiple coats. The other thing is that the upper cabinets are creamier white than the bottom ones.
I suggested that I take the paint and tint it with some of my leftover paint. I added some Edgecomb Gray and Waterbury Cream which slightly warmed up the cool-tone white paint.
Unfortunately the tenant needed to paint a couple more coats of the new tint.
It’s looking much better. I also suggested that in a couple of weeks when the paint is cured the cabinets should be waxed. I think waxing would create a sheen similar to the upper cabinets.
Are you blunt or tactful?