Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HSHOBX Excellent performance and value.
We tried Rustoleum's Cabinet Transformations and it worked very well, but it's expensive at $79 per quart, and we don't use the included glaze so that's just a waste, and the poly finish coat is an extra step.
Cabinet Coat contains urethane, is a nice satin finish, goes on easily and cleans up well.
We first washed and primed old cabinets, then two coats of Cabinet Coat and they were like new again. We have also used this on new unfinished cabinets - we did not prime first but should have.
Interesting that this kit is $2 cheaper than Cabinet Coat sold on its own? Identical can of product, but the kit provides some tools (roller, paint tray, tack cloth) for less money.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DocHoliday Worked great for my project
Product worked great for my project. Pricey per gallon, but goes a long way. The white is a very bright white. I refinished golden oak cabinets and took advantage of the grain in them to apply some Rust-Oleum Transformations decorative glaze (Java Brown) after painting, then some light sanding with 800-2000 grit wet sandpaper- This gave a very smooth finish and distressed look. VERY pleased...No-one can tell I painted these cabinets. They look factory finished! Fairly time consuming the way I did it, but saved a ton over new cabinets.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Olson Flows Out Nicely
I used this for some baseboard trim I made from MDF as well as some cabinetry in our TV room. The 4" foam roller that came with the kit worked very well, so long as you rolled enough to get rid of any high spots or ridges. For how thick the paint was, it flowed out very well. People asked me if I sprayed it. I also like the fact that it's self-priming. It does scuff when in contact with certain materials, but you can scrub off the scuff marks. I will use it again.
April 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by davew Lots of Work, but Worth It
First off, I recommend that you read EVERY review published on this product, so that you can get tips from everyone and do what works best for you. Like another reviewer, I had mixed wood and laminate cabinets, so sanding everything was not going to happen. Instead I did 2 coats of Zinsser 1-2-3 primer, and then 2 coats of Cabinet Coat, done with a foam roller and some smaller foam and regular brushes. This is not just a 2-coat process, in my experience. Use the 220 grit sandpaper to sand off the rough spots and re-coat. Key Tip: Set up a table or ironing board and then paint the doors on that raised surface. Otherwise, your back and legs will kill you after day 1. Also, set up some 2x4's so that you can dry the doors en masse. For really rough spots, use wood filler or Bondo. And plan to caulk everything, otherwise gaps will show. I'd give this product 5 stars, but it does crack at times when you screw on new hardware. Screw the knobs in from the back, and plan to do a touch-up coat if needed. We have a small kitchen, and this whole project took me about a week. Do several thin coats, and allow them to fully dry on each coat. My wife loves the look of the cabinets now, and we didn't have to buy new ones, so on the whole the project was a big success. And I loved that the product is water based, so there aren't terrible fumes or messy cleanup involved. PS: One reviewer said that this tints like Behr Ultra White. I'm not sure if that's 100 percent accurate. But we did tint both the primer and the Cabinet Coat a Behr Swiss Coffee, and it looks really nice.
March 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HMM definitely better than regular paint
Worked well and the finish is much smoother than regular paint. Mine took 3 coats. I would say use the roller as much as possible because even with an excellent brush I found it hard to smooth it and get good coverage with a brush. Prep is crucial, I didn't degrease/sand a couple spots good enough and as it dried it cracked. I only used 2/3 of a can and that included the dresser I painted to turn into a microwave stand. Save leftovers for touch ups, I've had to repair a few chips
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tkemp Excellent paint
Excellent paint! I used it to paint cabinets and I loved it so much I painted the trim too.
April 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pickey Great Paint
This works great on trim for a smooth finish. I will always use this brand.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DTsang I read every single review....twice. Now here is mine!
We bought our house 5 years ago. The layout of the kitchen was awkward. We paid a contractor to remove a wall (the kitchen was a smaller triangle shape) and place a new one (making it an "L" shape). We added the wine rack cabinet and doubled the length of the island. Our new add-on Maple cabinets were to age over a few years and soon "blend" with the rest. Never happened and I didn't really like the maple, hence the Cabinet Coat.
I cleaned the cabinets with TSP solution then wiped them down with a clean wet rag. Once they were dry I did a little sanding on the major areas where the cabinets are touched. All cabinet doors were removed and laid flat for painting. Blue tape appliance edges and walls as much as you can so you are able to just use a roller on the cabinets boxes. No joke, if I tried to use a brush you could see the stroke in this paint. There were some areas I had to use a small brush (sides around oven) because I couldn't fit the roller. It looks ok but really the key with this paint is you need to be able to roll or spray.
I did my kitchen in sections which helped me learned from my mistakes quick. Rolling the exterior of the doors was smooth and leveled pretty well. But, it is impossible to roll all of my cabinet doors with their detailed design. If I had shaker cabinets this would not have been a problem. I had a rounded edge roller and even tried to use the edge of the smooth roller.
I loved the look but knew the imperfections, re-sanding and painting all over could not continue through the rest of the project. I bought the Wagner Control Spray Double Duty sprayer for about $80 from that other big home store. The cabinet coat brochure that comes with the paint will tell you exactly how to thin it with water. The sprayer made the doors look like a factory finish. I did use 3 coats of paint on everything which came out to be about 1 gallon and 1 quart of paint. I also waited the recommended time of 6 hours before reapplying.
The island I did in a different color and is not cabinet coat. For paint, sprayer, new knobs/handles, and a few misc supplies it is a total kitchen transformation. It was a long, time consuming process but I love the results. I completed the first side about a month ago and have had no problems with chipping. I just hope it really does hold up well like the other reviews have stated!
October 13, 2015