When painting furniture, cabinets, countertops or even when refinishing decorative accessories where you don’t want to prep, sand or prime, consider using Beyond Paint All In One paint instead of regular paint – latex or oil based.
Recently I revealed how I made over my laundry closet. I used maps on the walls as wallpaper and told you I would share how I painted the cabinets. I have used a lot of different high quality, brand name paints over the years and am always game to try something different.
To paint the cabinets in the space, that is what I did, used a new to me product. After reading a Beyond Paint® review online I wanted to try the all-in-one paint out for myself.
I ordered two colors of the paint to try. Bright White and Licorice. I used Bright White to transform these wood stained cabinets in my laundry closet.
Product Overview: What is Beyond Paint All-In-One Paint?
If you haven’t heard about Beyond Paint, in a nutshell it is an all-in-one style paint that combines primer, bonder, and sealer together in one product. Once cured and dried it has a very durable and washable surface.
It doesn’t require any sanding, stripping or priming, so it is minimal prep work for you requiring less effort and less time to get the paint job done.
Beyond Paint is water-based, non-toxic with extremely low VOC’s with no odor. It can be used both on interior and exterior projects and does not fade.
The paint covers well and can be used indoors and out and will stick to virtually any surface that dries to a professional grade finish.
You can buy it in a kit that comes with everything you need from a paint tray, roller and chip brush which makes the paint even easier to use.
If you want a low sheen, semi-matte finish that is fast and easy to apply, and durable when cured, you will love the paint.
What Surfaces Can You Use Beyond Paint® On?
Beyond Paint® will bond to almost any clean, dry, grease, oil, and wax free household surface without sanding stripping or priming! These surfaces include raw wood, or wood painted with oil, latex, polyurethane, varnish, epoxy, etc.
How to Prep a Surface When Using Beyond Paint®?
The only thing you need to do before painting with Beyond Paint is to make sure the surface is clean of dust, dirt, grease and is completely dry. This will ensure that the paint bonds with the surface.
The manufacturer recommends Simple Green cleaner or vinegar and water to do this. And specifically says not to use TSP to clean the surface.
Preparing the cabinets for painting took longer to do than the actual painting did.
I first had to remove the old hardware pulls and fill in one hole leftover from the pulls on each door with wood filler since I was going to add glass knobs instead of pulls after I painted the cabinets.
Once wood putty dried in the holes, I sanded the filler smooth, cleaned the cabinets with a vinegar and water mixture to degrease and then let them dry.
Since I was being a teeny bit lazy, I painted the cabinet doors in place. I didn’t remove them like I did when I painted my kitchen cabinets.
Easy Application and Clean-Up
If you want a quick and easy way to transform a piece of furniture or your cabinets, this is your paint.
It was the fastest and easiest paint I have ever used, plus clean up was a breeze using a mild soap, a sponge and water.
I used a little more than half of a quart of paint to paint both sides of the 4 cabinets. Since I was using the color white over the dark cabinets, I needed 3 coats.
If using a dark color paint, you would probably need only 2 coats.
Once the paint cures which can take a few days to a month depending on the humidity in the air, it is very durable and can be scrubbed to clean.
I replaced the cabinet pulls with new glass knobs from D Lawless Hardware. I also replaced the old crusty hinges to shiny new white ones.
If you missed my post about how I used maps to wallpaper the walls, you can read all about it in this post. DIY Map Wallpaper
I am happy with how the painted cabinets came out, the paint did exactly what it states on the label.
Should I Use a Paint Roller or Paint Brush When Painting With Beyond Paint?
Using a roller or brush is a personal choice and either can be used.
If you are picky about texture, you should use a flocked foam roller with rounded ends. The rounded ends on a roller leave no roller marks and the flocked styled foam will provide a smooth finish.
I didn’t use one of these rollers. I used a microfiber roller that came in the kit. It left a slightly textured finish – but beautiful.
The company recommends using a roller over a brush, and to use a brush to stipple or mush the paint into creviced areas and roll it over, or just brush everything on if you prefer that finish.
Where Can I Buy Beyond Paint All In One?
You can shop and purchase Beyond Paint at Home Depot, and Lowes. It can also be bought online at HSN and Amazon. To see the entire line check out the Beyond Paint website where you can also see all the colors the paint comes in.
Beyond Paint All In One Paint Review Update
From time to time I like to add an update to my project posts I have written here on my blog:
It has been a few years since I painted these laundry room cabinets. The paint is remarkable… super durable.
The cabinets look perfect, even after getting daily use since I store all sorts of items in them besides just laundry items. The durability of the paint cannot be beat.
Beyond Paint All In One FAQ’s
For most projects you will not need to seal Beyond Paint. If you plan to use in on a floor or a dinner table, you can add an extra layer of protection using Beyond Paint Multi-Purpose Sealer.
No, you do not need to prime the surface of your project. Beyond Paint has a primer and bonder in the paint.
Yes – Beyond Paint can be used both on interior and exterior projects. For outdoor projects, you can add Beyond Paint Multi-Purpose Sealer.
If you want an extra layer of protection, you can use a water-based polyurethane over Beyond Paint or Beyond Paint Multi-Purpose Sealer. This isn’t really needed as the paint has a sealer in it already.
No you do not need to sand before using Beyond Paint. The paint will adhere
to a surface as long as it is clean, grease-free and dry.
Beyond Paint is an all in one product. It contains a primer, paint and sealer all in one formula. It has a low-luster finish. Very durable and easy to wipe clean.
Chalk Paint does not need a primer, but for furniture it needs to be sealed with polyurethane of soft wax to protect it. Without the addition of a sealer the paint is very flat and will show smudges and fingerprints. It is not easy to clean when not sealed.
The paint goes a long way since you only need thin coats. 1 gallon of Beyond Paint covers 200 square feet. A pint jar covers 50 square feet.
I plan to use Beyond Paint All In One in the black color called Licorice on a piece of furniture. I just have to find just the right piece of furniture at the thrift store.