Best Kitchen Paint: Most Durable Buys for Your Kitchen Walls

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The best kitchen paints are specially formulated not only to make your kitchen design scheme come to life, but also help keep your kitchen looking good for as long as possible. It’s where all the cooking action takes place and this means moisture, grease, and even smoke. All of these will have an unwanted impact on the walls and ceilings of your kitchen, and nobody wants that. 

The beauty of kitchen paints is that they combat these unwanted scenarios much better than standard emulsion paint. They help repel moisture — this will help stop wallpaper lifting and peeling off the walls, will be resistant to grease — helping keep your walls cleans, but perhaps most importantly they will be wipeable. So when you do get grease, moisture, food splashes or sticky fingers on your nice clean walls you can give them a wipe down without worrying about spoiling the finish. 

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Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.