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Hi. I painted my kitchen cabinets using a cabinet paint from B&Q (own brand) but the paint has chipped off around the high-touch areas, so I want to re-do them. I have since learned that I should have either varnished or lacquered over the paint. My questions are: if I but rustoleum cabinet paint, what is the best varnish/lacquer option OR is it an option to just go for gloss paint?
 
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It's all in the preparation. Whatever paint you use it needs to grip to the surface.
Most kitchen cabinets have laminated surfaces, which are quite shiny. They will also pick up a lot of grease from the air.

So ideally you should have degreased the surfaces and then given them a bit of a rub down with some fine grit sandpaper.
You're now presented with a problem, if there wasn't enough preparation.
I'd rubdown the offending areas well and if the rest look OK, give them a bit of a rub down to give paint a key, then repaint the lot with a gloss paint.
 

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