We had our cabinets painted with BM oil-based Satin Impervo in a cream color and we are very pleased with the durability of the painted surfaces. It has been two years, and I have 3 boys ages 16, 14 and 11. One of them dropped a black Sharpie marker down the front of the cabinet and I got it off with one of those magic eraser things. In two years I have done touch ups with an artist's brush twice on a few tiny nicks caused by kid borne objects. If the cabinets were stained wood, that would have been more difficult. We spent around 2K on a very large kitchen, and that included painting by a professional, beadboard trim on the side panels, crown moulding trim and having a few doors cut for glass. If we refaced it ourselves we would have spent much more than that due to the large number of cabinets.