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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ben It did what I needed it to do
I was simply trying to touch up a desk that I got for free. It has a wood veneer but had some stains. I used the brown paint to cover up the stains and gave the desk a few light coats with the spray paint. Didn't work perfect but made the desk look much better. I'm not sure why they bother with the brushes or the cd. Didn't seem necessary.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SoCalScott Works...but with some drawbacks...
The product works well, but there are some drawbacks. First, as another reviewer said, it's best to start with a white or light background. My item was dark, so I spray-painted it first with Kilz white primer. Next, when brushing on the base coat, do several light coats to get the right grain look and proper coverage, and be sure the last coat is very dry before putting on the next coat. The instructions say wait about 20 or 30 minutes, but when I put on my second coat after 30 minutes, it smeared the first coat, and I had to sand everything and start over with a fresh coat of primer. Last, when using the top coat, use several thin coats and let the item dry thoroughly before adding another coat. The top coat darkens as it dries, so patience is important when adding the top coat.
I have two complaints - First, the quality of the brushes included in the kit is lousy, and several times I had to pick bristles out of the paint. Second, for $40 the company should use a better quality spray tip on the top coat spray can. Despite using the top coat as directed (including shaking it until my arm felt like it was going to fall off), the top coat spray can spit the material and created spots. For the most part, my project turned out OK, but there are some spots on it that I don't like and could have been avoided with a better quality spray tip.
Overall, it's a good product that helped me accomplish my task.
June 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottyP Every bit as easy as claimed!
I must admit I was skeptical when I pulled this stuff up on my computer. I had some old white (painted) bookshelves that my wife wanted replaced. I'm an electrician,not a carpenter and I'm retired and not anxious to spend a lot of money on new cabinetry. So I decided to make a minimal investment and give it a shot. I picked out a small portion of the whole project and went to work.
I was so pleased with it, I went ahead and ordered a gallon of the brush-on product and two more cans of the spray. I completed that project and soon did another. The only drawback I can see is that my wife is so happy with the results, she's finding all kinds of other jobs to do. It's easy to apply and dries in a hurry. Clean-up is a snap too. We'll see how it holds up over time but six weeks in it still looks great!
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Worked as advertised.
I wanted to renew an already grained surface surface so I painted it first with ceiling white. It worked as advertised. My only recommendation is to be sure to start with a white or light color surface to achieve a grain affect.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DirtyRed It actually works!
I've been wanting to stain my kitchen cabinets for years now but didnt want to go thru the sanding and such involved. Heard about this product and decided to try it out on my bathroom cabinets first....OMG! What a transformation. My bathroom looks 'rich' now. lol First clean your cabinets, they say with window cleaner...I say with L.A's Awesome(dollar store). Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. I applied 2 coats of the first step. It looks a bit orangy starting off, but like the other reviews state...IT DARKENS!. The only CON I had was the spray...it dripped, it ran, it came out in streaks and spots...my cabinet looked like it had the mange. Have a clean chip brush ready for this and quickly brush out the dark areas. If you still have zebra stripes, you can always apply some white primer over that area after it dries and start over. I have decided to use the remaining stain on one of my kitchen cabinets that houses my wall oven just to add a little pop. I'm going to glaze the others with Ralph Lauren Tea stain.(not avail thru Home Depot anymore??) But I digress...This product really is easy to use, dries fast, and allows for mistakes. Just follow the instructions(no, holding the can upside down does not clear the nozzle), use lots of drop cloths, and put a coat or two of polyurethane over the finished product. Viola! Brand new cabinets. Now I'm going to use some crown molding over the top edges of my countertop with the same stuff to make it look like real furniture, and finish up with the Giani Faux Granite in 'Chocolate" for my counter tops. I already did my kitchen. Check out my review and pics for that. Buying the spray right now. Have fun.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pickle worked good
if you follow the directions it works good, but as another viewer said you should let it sit overnight to see if the color is what you want ( it tends to darken over night as it dries ) looks good though.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rvfxtrtr Dramatic Differance and EASY
Was a fast project only took a couple hours and very happy with resaults. Used on my front door looks great from the curb to porch. Way cheaper than new doors and looks better than plain paint. Next project will be kitchen table and chairs. Anybody could do this. Recommend watching DVD that came with kit and pull bristles in brush to make sure you get any loose one out before starting.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa Very Easy
This product was so easy to use. I did my white bathroom cabinets and no one can tell they were white to begin with. The color is beautiful and I was able to complete the project in five hours. I am already planning my next project
March 3, 2014