Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by moonmermaid83 A Great Way to Update Dingy Cabinets
I tested this on one of our cabinets to see how I liked it. I cleaned the cabinet with a tsp substitute and sanded. I found you need at least three coats of this paint. I took other people's advice and used a small roller and paintbrush for details. I loved how the cabinet looked so much that I began working on the rest right away. I finished the project in about two weeks. I also added handles to all of the doors .I feel like it is a whole new kitchen. It didn't break the bank either. I only needed 1 gallon and 1 quart. It was just enough. I would recommend it to anyone.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pepere Product Exceeds Expectations
After researching the right paint for my kitchen project I selected Cabinet Coat to be the finish on my cabinetry. My home was a fixer-upper and the kitchen had flat panelled doors and drawers in a two-toned Mauve and Beige laminate film. I made all new doors and drawers in a Shaker Style . The Cabinet Coat does not require a primer but I applied a primer coat as I was using new wood for the Shaker Doors. Each piece of cabinetry received a primer coat and three thin coats of the Cabinet Coat with each coat being sanded with a 220 grade sandpaper. The Cabinet Coat was applied using a High Density foam roller and the end result was a Factory-Like hard finish! The paint is thicker than normal paints and dries very quickly but goes a long way in its spreadibility. I was able to complete 34 doors and drawers and all of the cabinet frames using one gallon. The key to a factory-like hard finish is to apply thin coats, let dry the recommended time between each coat and fine sand between each coat! If you want a Smooth, Bright and Satin finish on your cabinetry then don't hesitate....Get Cabinet Coat....My neighbors cannot believe that I did this remodel myself. A new sink,faucet, granite counters, LED Tape lights, new knobs and pulls complete my kitchen remodel. Before and After pics attached
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ljm58 Final product comes out great
Make sure you prepare your cabinets well. Clean well, especially if they are kitchen cabinets. Used TSP first, sand lightly,then a good primer so that they do not bleed & 2 coats of cabinet coat. Love the finish product..
October 27, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KTmommaUT Great finish when done, but took 3-4 coats to cover, even over primer.
Used this on our outdated honey oak laundry room cabinets, a new set of Melamime shelves/cubbies hubby built (also for laundry room), and a pair of old pine bookshelves. We will be purchasing a second can to do our fireplace mantel and bathroom cabinets.
When we finally got enough coats on the cabinets, they did look like they'd been professionally painted, and the finish is super tough. BUT, even with the cabinets sanded and primed (with ultra white Zisner Kiilz), it took 3 full coats and some touch-ups to get complete coverage.
The included foam roller in the kit gives decent coverage, but still left some faint texturing. However, I stumbled across a technique that yielded the best, most consistent results by accident... Turns out it's also the easiest!
I had a small foam brush for getting into the grooves of the cabinet doors, and accidentally ran it sideways along the frame of the cabinets and discovered that it left a near-perfect, stroke-free finish. At this point I was on my third coat for the cabinet base/frame and still hadn't started on the cabinet doors or shelving unit, and was beyond thrilled to have a possible shortcut, so I experimented a bit...
I soon found that if you use a large foam brush to spread the paint, and then immediately lay the brush down and use the handle to "push" it along the surface to smooth it out (you're no longer using it like a regular brush, but more like a scraper), it leaves a gorgeous, smooth finish* that laid down beautifully and did not need sanding.
Concerned this might only work because I did it on top of 2 coats of previously applied paint (that had been sanded), I further tested this "method" on the cabinet doors and the shelves/cubbies. I am delighted to report it worked PERFECTLY! It was SO much easier and faster than rolling it on, and ended up only needing a light sanding between coats because it was so smooth (I wouldn't have bothered, but the instructions say to sand for better adhesion).
*(At least with this paint, and while still wet - haven't tried it with other paints yet.)
I do NOT recommend this in a paint sprayer, though! It is a very thick paint, and even thinned as directed, the paint ended up having too much texture when sprayed. That of course then needed to be sanded down. Unfortunately hubby didn't believe me about the weird sponge brush method I had used on the cabinets and shelves, and he was hoping to speed up the process and make it even easier... He soon wished he'd followed my technique since he spent almost 4 hours sanding off the orange peel finish he unintentionally gave the pine bookcases with the first coat of the cabinet paint.
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Butterfly GREAT PAINT!!
Painted my kitchen cabinets with Cabinet Coat starting 3 weeks ago. It leaves a BEAUTIFUL FINISH! The foam roller leaves a flawless finish. I also, purchased a wooster pro 100% nylon 1 1/2" trim brush (at Home Depot) it, also, leaves a flawless finish. Our kitchen went from rustic ponderosa to a beautiful undated white. First I cleaned my cabinets with TSP, lightly sanded and then applied 3 coats of kilz. I chose to use kilz so there would be no bleed through from the previous stained cabinets. Also, kilz was much more economical than applying multiple coats of Cabinet Coat. So, glad I found this product by doing online searches. It is everything it says it is! Well worth the $$. After, much thought about how to redo our kitchen cabinets...which would of been a huge expense to replace them...and the quality of wood on the existing cabinets I wouldn't of gotten by purchasing new cabinets. Cabinet Coat was the answer. It has brought the old dingy kitchen cabinets to a BEAUTIFUL WHITE LUSTER FINISH...thanks to CABINET COAT!!
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Callmenee Easy but time consuming
I like the final result but it was a lot of work to get there; two months total all by myself.
For prep I sanded and tried using oil-based primer. I gave up on the primer since it gave a bad texture, which would require more sanding. So instead I only used primer on the fake wood pieces, and did at least 4 coats of paint. The paint dries fast, which can lead to mistakes. Any mistakes I sanded away and repainted.
I had to use a brush and not a roller, even the included one, because it gave the paint a bad texture. I could only paint so much in a day because of the strain on my wrist. I think the paint is too thick, and so towards the end of the project I ended up watering it down a little.
Regarding the paint color, I didn't want such a bright white so I asked HD to dye it for me. The two paint people there were confused and didn't want to, for fear of ruining the paint. So I convinced them and we came up with the color C10301 / LL010.5 / KX10200 , which is still white, but a little more creamy yellow.
The paint finish is great; not too shiny and strong. Stains wipe right off.
I love my new kitchen!
January 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendWarrior The Best Choice For Cabinets and Trim
I used over half a dozen other products looking for something to use on my kitchen cabinets and Cabinet Coat was by far the best. It leaves no brush strokes and is so easy to apply. I don't have much experience painting and it showed with other paints but not with this one. I have now used it on all the trim and bookshelves in my living room, my bathroom vanities, and kitchen cabinets. I love it. The white color is similar to Benjamin Moore's Cloud White and looks beautiful with cool undertones that are closer to blue grey base than warm bases. You can get the tintable base though. I am a big CC fan and will use it from now on.
March 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grandmaof7 Hard rock finish, no brush strokes!
I'm a lousy painter but I wanted a fresh look to our kitchen cabinets & wood trim throughout our winter home. I was planning on replacing everything until I read about this Cabinet Coat paint from Insul-x. I thought I'd give it a try, I'd only be out a little time & the cost of a gallon of paint. WOW! this saved me thousands. Amazing product! I followed the directions & no primer was used over the varnished cabinets, used foam brushs/rollers and no brush strokes noted. Lightly sanded between coats. The final finish looked like a factory finish. It has been 7 years since that project & the cabinets still look great. The finish is as rock hard as an automobile paint! I LOVE this paint.
June 20, 2011