May 7, 2014

People like me

Hello all.  I have a few new products for kitchens I want to tell you about.  First though, I need to make mention of the Social Security comment in my prior post.  I have no problem with people needing help and receiving it.  I worked in an OB/GYN clinic for 10 years and know how our patients cheated the disability system, which is where I have a problem. I didn't mean to get into social issues, just to tell you how cranky I get.  My biggest gripe is government employees that do nothing yet I still pay their pensions.  Like my state's idiots that didn't lose their job over the horror chamber clinic of Dr. Gosnell under their watch, and the media barely mentioned.  But I never brought that up and have no intention to.

On to the kitchen.  If you have cabinets that you would like to paint but don't want the work involved with sanding or priming, I found a product at my Benjamin Moore dealer called Insl-X Cabinet Coat.  You can read about their products here. Satin finish, comes in white or can be tinted, no sanding, no priming.  Voilà.  The other new product is a counter top material called Dekton that I found at Home Depot.  L.O.V.E. 
 Almost a matte finish, some kind of compressed rock, extremely durable, looks a little like soapstone without the veins, but more like slate.  Another looks like cement.  Which leads me to my title - people like me.  When I was browsing (during another paint sample run) she asked if I needed help and I inquired about soapstone samples.  Once again, I got the speech about how wrong I am to want it.  This time, I was ready.  I went on and on about the antibacterial quality, the superior stain resistance, the matching sink, the ease of maintenance.  She shot back with "people like you" think you know about it.  People like you don't want to be bothered with sealing granite which is not a big deal.  People like you want the look but don't want to do any work to keep it nice.  People like you should get Dekton.  People like me just might smack the crap out of you buy this product.  But I got all warm and fuzzy because now I know there ARE people like me out there!  There has to be.  She said it at least ten times!  
That's it.  Just thought those of you wanting to change your kitchen with paint might consider this product.  He said after cleaning with a degreaser, just slap it on.  Choosing a color would be the only problem.  Which I am planning on doing this afternoon.
Have a great day!
 
 

16 comments:

Vickie said...

HAHAHAHA! You got me rolling on the floor here. I hope you pick the color easily. :)

Sandra Sullivan said...

Thanks for the information about the paint to use to avoid sanding, priming, etc. That is fantastic.
I painted my daughter's counter tops when she had her first condo. Did a multi-layering of colors, making it look like stone, and then sealed it with water base polyacrylic. It was still beautiful when she moved out 7 years later. It was a major time consuming affair, so what you found out sounds great to me. Granite is not for everyone!!!

Earlene L. said...

Interesting product, never heard of it and thanks for sharing with us friend.
Earlene

Robin said...

Thanks for the info about the paint and the countertop stuff! You rock, Marly!

Robin in Virginia

rosek1870 said...

Thanks for the info I have been thinking of painting my cabinets. I must be a person like you" lol!

C. M. Designs said...

My cabinets are almost fifty years old and I've been wanting to change the color... I've heard some say that they had to be stripped, etc., etc.
Thank you for the information about the paint.
Charlotte in Virginia

Carol said...

That paint product sounds great, Marly--I've been thinking about painting a wall unit in my son's old bedroom, but have put it off thinking about all that sanding and priming. Will definitely be investigating this one...

Pam in IL said...

Thanks for the product info, I'll have to check it out. That lady at the store would be referring to me as "people like you" also, but I probably would have told her where to go, lol.

Barb said...

Thanks for the great product info. The DH painted my kitchen cabinets a year ago and we used all Benjamin Moore products. A bit pricy but well worth it.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks for the info. I'll have to save it somewhere or in two days I'll have no clue where I heard about it. I miss my mind...sigh.
My niece and hubby got soapstone 5-6 years ago and love them.
Hugs :)
Lauren

CJ said...

Good luck with the paint. Will you test it first to make sure it mixes properly--sometimes those specialty paints don' play nicely with color as ordinary paint. Does it come in sample size? Hmmm.

I think I will check into the Dekton.

CJ

Shirlee said...

Thanks for sharing the products : )

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cucki said...

Thank you for sharing dear x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Did she ever realize how close to death she was?! I think you demonstrated excellent self control by NOT smacking the crap out of her! Good luck color picking and hope you don't get the same salesperson!!

P.J. said...

What ever happened to good customer service. Thanks for sharing your inner voice! Hahaha.

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