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Rust-Oleum Transformations 1 Qt. Espresso Small Cabinet Kit

Rust-Oleum Transformations

1 Qt. Espresso Small Cabinet Kit

  • No stripping, sanding or priming required
  • Easy to use
  • Other available colors: pure white and cabernet
$60.77 /each

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Product Overview

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations is a revolutionary do-it-yourself coating system that completely changes the look of dated or worn cabinets for a fraction of the cost of purchasing new ones. Create the look of hand-crafted cabinetry in your kitchen or bathroom without the downtime or mess associated with cabinet replacement. With Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations, the process is easy-there's no stripping, no sanding and no priming required.

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  • Easy 3-step coating system without stripping, sanding or priming
  • Water based, low odor, and easy soap-and-water clean-up
  • Rich, satin sheen
  • Covers up to 100 sq. ft.
  • Final finish is crystal clear and non-yellowing
  • Durable, protective top coat is formulated to resist scuffing, cracking, chipping and peeling
  • Safe to clean with traditional household cleaners
  • Provides superior stain and scratch resistance
  • Bond coat is engineered to provide ultimate adhesion for wood, laminate and melamine surfaces
  • Packaging for on-line order shipments may vary from what is shown on-screen
  • Optional decorative glaze (included in kit) lets you create your custom look

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Customer Questions & Answers

Do I have to get the dark bond kit tinted somewhere? Mine is almost a clear color?

Asked by: Anonymous
When you purchase this product, you get it tinted at the paint counter to the color you want. The colors available are listed on the box. Note: The colors shown on the box are slightly lighter.
Answered by: Cricket
Date published: 2017-03-18

Does the cabinet surface need to be stripped (e.g., glossy paint, etc.) before applying this product?

Asked by: Anonymous
The instructions say there is no need to strip. My cabinets were originally stained & I did not strip anything. The de-glosser that comes in the kit takes care of this process. So there is no sanding or stripping before applying this product.
Answered by: DarlingDIY
Date published: 2017-03-19

Approximately how many cabinets will one kit cover?

Asked by: Anonymous
There is a formula you can use to find out how much this kit will cover. I bought the small kit & it did both of my (SMALL) bathrooms. In total, it covered 2 small vanities & their doors (6 doors total) as well as my overhead small storage cabinets + their doors (2 doors total). Hope this helps!
Answered by: DarlingDIY
Date published: 2016-11-11

Can you put it on raw wood?

We are buying unfinished cabinets and want to use these kits and we are wondering how it works and how to get the glazed look?
Asked by: Joanna
Yes, you may apply the transformation kit to raw wood, or unfinished cabinets. If painting over raw wood, it is recommended to use a primer such as Zinsser® Bulls Eye® 1-2-3 Primer to properly seal the surface. You may need to lightly sand away any raised wood grain.
Answered by: Biddy
Date published: 2016-11-11
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Customer Reviews

1 Qt. Espresso Small Cabinet Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 658.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this stuff!! so much better than sanding Ive done two baths and my kitchen now. Yes its time-consuming but results are amazing if you follow instructions and dont rush. I did add a shellac based primer under the light paint to assure no gold oak bleed through and I put an extra coat of bonding coat on as my cabinets were worn and dry and bonding coat soaked into grain with just two coats. I love the glazing but experiment on spare wood to develop the look and technique before you do the actual cabinets. Have the correct supplies- good brushes, etc.. If you are glazing, hand wash the wiping cloths and hang dry before use or youll get lint. Or buy (a lot) of lint free cloths and skip using the included ones.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from read some reviews of this and decided to go for it , did not want to sand the cabinets and have t... read some reviews of this and decided to go for it , did not want to sand the cabinets and have the house covered in dust, do yourself a favor and after you degloss, use Zissner primer , I used two coats of primer on the backs and fronts, and then two coats of paint on backs and fronts, had plenty of product in the one kit , it does a great job ,but look out for runs on the edges, its thick paint so even after brushing along the edge for the run overs, check again in a few minutes , this is not a hard job , but it takes time to do it right, did ours in about 8 days, small house so I had to do the top cabinets and reinstall then do bottoms as we don't have a garage and done it all in our dinning room , take your time and allow 2 hours for each coat of primer to dry and 3 hours for each bond coat to dry, wife loves how it all came out , I earned a butt load of brownie points for doing this for her , there was a woman on here that said she did hers in one weekend and was pregnant at the time, she is either lying or her cabinets must look awful, there is not enough time in a weekend to do this job right
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is awesome! We recently purchased a home and I hated the kitchen even though it was ... This product is awesome! We recently purchased a home and I hated the kitchen even though it was modern. The cabinets color was too dark and it made the kitchen look smaller. I considered changing the cabinets but didn't want to put in the money as I intend to expand the kitchen in a few years. And then I saw this and other products in the store. I read the reviews on this and the other products and opted out for this one even though it requires removing the doors and hardware. To be honest it was a lot more work than I bargained for. I expected it to be a one weekend job but it ended out been three weekends. I imagine it was longer because I did this by myself and I don't even know how to paint. Anyway, it was totally worth the time and effort. I have a fresher kitchen. Even though it is not the dream kitchen I no longer hate it. And all it took was this fresh paint. I totally recommend it. One thing to note is if you're going lighter from a darker color, it takes three coat to complete the job and there is not enough base bond to color that. So I did two coats in the inside doors and that was enough. Also it is recommended to use oil based paint first for older woods. I recommend you follow the instructions as I saw many reviews that mentioned that their cabinets turned blue, which is exactly what is stated on the box. Just don't make the same mistake I made and spill the paint on your car seat - it costs a lot to fix that :-).
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oak to white cabinets I had oak cabinets in my kitchen and it was too 1990s for my taste. So I bought this kit and I'm VERY happy with how they look now. This was a huge project and took about 6 days to complete. So be prepared to eat a lot of takeout. My kitchen has 22 cabinets and 12 drawers so I ordered two kits. I do have about half a can of bond coat left over which is good for touch-ups in the future. Also, my cabinets required 3 coats as opposed to the 2 that are recommended by the manufacturers. I did not use the top coat as some online forums have said that the top coat can give the white cabinets a little yellow tinge if you painted over oak.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is so great. Some tips: 1. Know thyself. If you cut corners and don't have the patie... This product is so great. Some tips: 1. Know thyself. If you cut corners and don't have the patience for drying times, skip it. But if you do exactly what the instructions say, it will turn out beautiful. 2. 1st coat of the bond coat looks terrible. This is normal. Keep those layers thin and keep going! 3. Don't fear the glaze! It really makes it sing. 4. Have some Qtips on hand to blot any excess top coat out of the corners. It will dry white on you if you let it pool.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from few more tips I used the light kit tinted Linen but did not use the included light glaze but instead used the Java glaze that comes with the dark kit. The light kit glaze has an orangish hue that I did not like. I applied glaze all over then wiped with a damp rag to remove most except in grooves and corners then wiped with a dry rag until I got the antiquied look I wanted but with very little glaze left on flat surfaces. Just enough to give a sheer tint in those areas without leaving streaks. Then I went back with a fine brush in the grooves to add more glaze where needed and then feathered it in those areas to look natural. If you dont like the results, immediately wipe down with a wet rag before it dries and try again. After allowing glaze to dry for 24 hours, i went back with the side of a sponge brush and outlined the cabinet doors and drawers to really make them pop. On the island I used the dark kit tinted chocolate with the included glaze. You can buy quart cans of the Java glaze at HD also if you need more. I wound up needing two light kits and one dark kit for my project since I did 3 coats of bonding coat.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great! After reading other people's reviews and suggestions. I agree with getting a good quality brush. I got the short handle trim paint brush from home depot. Loved it. Get about 4-6 2" foam brushes for touch ups and to help smooth out where the paint puddles. The instructional DVD was very helpful. Allow each coat to thoroughly dry. That's very important. It sets better inside or make sure your garage is heated. We had to wait longer for the drying process since it's winter and very cold in our garage. Overall, it looks amazing. We went from the boring honey oak color to the espresso color. Just very time consuming. More than a weekend project.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The online video I watched seemed so simple. This is NOT simple at all. The de-glaze process is a... The online video I watched seemed so simple. This is NOT simple at all. The de-glaze process is absolutely horrible. It did not work well when I used the de-glaze and the pad they supply for you in the kit so I ended up also using a wire brush to help. Even after all of that prep, the Bond Coat did not adhere very well. There was not much of the protective coat supplied in the kit so be sparing when you use that for sure. Seems there was not enough protective coat for the amount of bond coat coverage for the kit. Once sealed it seems to be okay but if you talk to an expert (which I did) you can get the same result from wire brush and sandpaper to de-glaze, standard semi-gloss paint and a protective coat. Would save a little money as opposed to the kit. The 2 stars is for the lack of sawdust that the kit allows, that is the one positive thing I can say at least.
Date published: 2016-11-08
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