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!