Some benefits of Benjamin Moore's cabinet paint, particularly the company's trademarked Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd family of paint products, include a durable finish, easy application, minimal odor and low volatile organic compounds content, notes BenjaminMoore.com. Additionally, users are guaranteed top-notch quality since Benjamin Moore cabinet paints comply with rigid VOC standards and South Coast Air Quality Management District regulations.
Traditional paints made from a synthetic polyester resin called alkyd are a popular choice for cabinet painting jobs. However, some alkyd-based paints turn yellowish when using white paint, emit noxious odors or create a mess during cleanup. The design and formulation of Benjamin Moore's Advance paint products are said to address these problems without a decline in performance, notes BenjaminMoore.com.
Advance waterborne alkyd paints have undergone stringent tests across a broad range of substrates, including laminate, bare wood, Thermofoil and medium-density fiberboard. Based on the results from these evaluations, Advance products exhibited excellent coverage and self-leveling that produced a polished, durable paint finish.
As of 2015, the Advance family is also the only alkyd-based product available in the market that contains waterborne colorants, claims BenjaminMoore.com. This colorant system considerably lessens foul odor production and lowers viscosity. Furthermore, compared to other materials that require solvents to tidy up, Advance paints require only soap and water to clean with relative ease and speed, states BenjaminMoore.com.