So, the wife wants to paint the kitchen next week ....

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... and I am inclined to try one of the water-borne alkyds (Ben-Moore or Sher-Wil) because they are claimed to perform like an oil-based paint (which is not available in CA and wife would not allow anyway due to odor). The existing paint is latex. It occurs to me that conventional wisdom says not to use oil-based over latex so a water-based paint that has the properties of oil-based might not be a good idea. I will talk to the paint store but not confident they will tell the whole truth.

If you have used a water-borne alkyd how did you like it?
Any thoughts about using it over latex?
 

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If you go to Sherwin-Williams paint store, they will answer your questions. Stay away from the apron stores when buying paint.
 

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Ben Moore Regal Select Matte was always a top performer for me in kitchens.
 
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Water borne alkyd would be like BM Advance. That is more commonly used for cabinets rather than walls. Some reading material HERE
Its a very tough paint, but it will smell for quite a while.

If using BM, I would suggest their premium latex - Aura, or their kitchen and bath paint. Dries real quick, which can sometimes create difficulty keeping a wet edge, but has always given me excellent results. I have used BM Select too --- also goes on real nice and less expensive.
 

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I still buy quarts of oil-based in CA.
I would, when I'm not sure of what material I'm covering, use a transitional primer.
 

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I agree with the posts above re Benjamin Moore latex, e.g. their Aura brand. An eggshell finish is also much easier to clean -- which may be important in your kitchen.
 

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I tried to convince myself to use the BM advance but the 6-hr dry time and 16-hr recoat times are just too high of a hurdle. I plan to talk to SW about their ProClassic. It has 1.5 hr dry and 6-hr recoat times - but it seems that would defeat the self-leveling point of using an alkyd.
 

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I wish you a lot of luck in this process. I remember when my wife also had such wishes, and for me, all this process was terrible because it was so hard, and I didn't know a lot of tricks on how to paint correctly.
Fortunately, I have LOTS of paining experience - most of it is decades in the past - but I am still learning. Even with things I am confident I can do, I frequently check out YouTube videos or as a question on this forum because I often learn a new way to do it faster or easier or better.
 
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