In this guide we’ll look at the best kitchen paints for the UK market.
We’ve compared tin size, coverage per litre, touch dry time and cost
to give you our top recommendations.

What is the Best Kitchen Paint?

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  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 13 m²
  • Touch dry time: 5 hours
  • Tin size: 0.75 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 12 m²
  • Touch dry time: 2 hours
  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 12 m²
  • Touch dry time: 1-2 hours
  • Tin size: 1 litre
  • Coverage per litre: 10 m²
  • Touch dry time: 2 hours
  • Tin size: 5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8 m²
  • Touch dry time: 2 hours

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Dulux Easycare Kitchen Matt Emulsion Paint For Walls And Ceilings

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  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 13 m²
  • Touch dry time: 5 hours
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Dulux Easycare Kitchen Matt Emulsion Paint For Walls And Ceilings Review

When it comes to well-known paint brands, Dulux have to be the biggest around. They’re a name familiar to painting and decorating professionals and even first-time DIYers. They produce an unbeatable range of the best paint for kitchen cabinets for the UK market.

The tin of Dulux Easycare matt emulsion we tried out uses their unique stain repellent technology that fights liquid spills and is incredibly tough, up to 25 X tougher than their regular matt paint. It’s hands-down the best kitchen paint we’ve tried out.

Ronseal One Coat Cupboard Paint

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  • Tin size: 0.75 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 12 m²
  • Touch dry time: 2 hours
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Ronseal One Coat Cupboard Paint Review

Ronseal are most famous for being the paint brand that “does exactly what it says on the tin”, and have been producing some of the best paint for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and even gardens since the 1950’s.

The one coat cupboard and melamine paint we tried out is a great way to update your kitchen without having to spend thousands on new cupboards or worktops. The paint is formulated to withstand hard knocks and scuffs, and is available in a really impressive range of colours and finishes.

Johnstone's Kitchen Paint

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  • Tin size: 2.5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 12 m²
  • Touch dry time: 1-2 hours
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Johnstone's Kitchen Paint Review

Johnstone’s are one of the go-to brands of paint for both DIYers and professionals in the UK. With a huge range of some of the best kitchen paints available right now, they’re a name you can trust around the home.

Their kitchen matt paint is designed to resist the normal wear and tear found in modern, busy kitchens. Resistant to grease and stains, the paint can be wiped down without fear of it coming off the wall.

HQC Kitchen Matt Paint

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  • Tin size: 1 litre
  • Coverage per litre: 10 m²
  • Touch dry time: 2 hours
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HQC Kitchen Matt Paint Review

HQC have carved a good name for themselves by offering top quality wall coverings while remaining a responsible and ecologically-friendly brand. Their range of wall, floor and ceiling products are the result of clever engineering, and they can help to eliminate mould and condensation problems around the home.

The kitchen matt paint we got our hands on is a quality water-based paint, that’s washable and goes on with minimal odour. We were impressed by the range of 24 muted kitchen colours and think they produce some of the best paint for kitchen cabinets for the UK market.

Landlords Kitchen Paint

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  • Tin size: 5 litres
  • Coverage per litre: 8 m²
  • Touch dry time: 2 hours
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Landlords Kitchen Paint Review

Landlords are a paint brand that specialise in budget-friendly wall coverings that suit professional landlords as well as anyone who wants to transform their living space with some of the best paint for kitchen walls and ceiling in the UK.

Their monster size 5 litre kitchen matt paints are available in 33 different colours, are water-based for easy application, and are thankfully low-odour. They produce some of the best paint for kitchens at prices that landlords like.

Conclusion

If you’re on the lookout for the best paint for kitchen ceilings, walls or cupboards, there are plenty to choose from in enough colours and finishes to suit any taste. We knew we had to pick a winner for our top five best kitchen paints, and it was always going to be the Dulux easycare kitchen matt emulsion. The whole easycare range is full of excellent and hard-working paints, and this one doesn’t break that trend.

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