CHICAGO – NAPCO Ltd. (North American Polymer Co.) has launched a new product line, NAPCO Essentials, for the refinishing market. The first products in the new environmentally friendly refinishing line are formulated specifically for use in the kitchen. The products, developed at the Skokie, Illinois-based company, mark an important expansion for NAPCO from bathroom refinishing into the kitchen and additional areas of the home. 

“In the past, our products and contractor trainings have been focused on refinishing for the bathroom,” explained Steve Coven, owner and CEO of NAPCO. “Increasing our product variety, especially in the waterborne category, to include kitchen countertop and cabinet options is a logical expansion for NAPCO as a refinishing industry innovator. We are excited to launch our new Essential line and our kitchen refinishing training program this year,” Coven added.

NAPCO Essentials line launches with Kitchen Renew, three waterborne refinishing coatings products for kitchen cabinets and countertops. The new products are formulated to save contractors’ time with all-in-one benefits that include no thinner, no catalyst and no mixing. The countertop products can be sprayed wet-over-wet and levels to a smooth finish. Additional benefits include drying to tack in 20 minutes and easy soap and water cleanup. Kitchen Renew cabinet coatings meet or exceed the specifications set by Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association after application.

The products come in a satin clear countertop coating that functions as a top coat over NAPCO’s Flint-Stone, faux-granite product. The other two Kitchen Renew products are kitchen cabinet coatings, both featuring a satin finish. One comes in white that can be easily tinted to match light tones and pastels, and the other is a clear that can be customized to create almost any color.

In addition to its new NAPCO Essentials line, the company will also be enhancing its bathroom refinishing training program to include instruction in kitchen refinishing. For more information on kitchen refinishing training or on NAPCO’s new products, call 800/888.1081 or visit