Model # 263231

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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
$64.00 /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: 2016-12-27

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: 2016-12-01

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 630.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Cabinets... I was told by multiple kitchen remolding contractors that you CANNOT paint these cabinets because it is made of Thermofoil, and it would cost me over $10k to replace it. I decided to remove two zeros from that amount ($10,000 :) $100) to buy Rust-oleum and I think I made 2nd best choice of my life (first was proposing my then GF and now wife) Either you can go spend thousands of $$ and replace all cabinets or simply pay less than $100 and paint it. I also had some questions and called customer support and they have one of the best customer support out there.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well and easy to use My fifty year old cabinets look brand new. The clear coat was flaking off so I had to sand all the surfaces and then I wiped them down with acetone. Never used the deglosser. I used a foam roller for the first coat of Cocoa colored bond coat and feathered it out with the brush, goes on faster that way, when it dried I did the same with the second coat. I tried the glaze on a small section and did not see where it made much difference on the dark color so I did not use it. I brushed on the clear top coat without any problems, I did not thin it with water. put it on thin and keep that brush moving. After doing the small kitchen pictured, I still had almost a full quart of bond coat left.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for golden oak cabinettes!!! I read all the directions, did all the kitchen cabinets, put everything up and as I was breaking down the boxes there is a note on one side that there is a separate process for light (golden oak) cabinets. This should have been in the directions! After about 9 months the light oak stain came through. I think it looks ok as a 'patina' but my wife disagrees so I am starting all over again.
Date published: 2016-10-23
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 Great product! I wanted to make sure I left a review because I researched this product a lot. I wanted the nice airy grey so I went with the winter fog and it was PERFECT! My original cabinets were red oak from the nineties and needed a face lift. I am SO happy with the turnout. Like other reviews on here I went with MinWax polyurethane instead of the provided finishing product. I didn't even try the stuff it came with I just went with what was recommended. Very easy to use. The deglosser is amazing and does a fantastic job, I actually used it also on my oak bannister. The job is definitely time consuming but totally worth saving the money! I couldn't be happier with my cabinets!
Date published: 2016-10-23
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 OMG!!!!! I LOVE THIS KIT!!! my awesomely fantastic mom and I did this in two weekends yes it was a lot more than what the video indicated but so worth every step. I did read the reviews before I started so I knew to add the water to step number 3 it really helped so that it wasn't so thick so it went on smoothly without any problems. I am so so so very pleased with the outcome that I have now started on all of the bathrooms in my house! I bought 3 kits, but really only needed one to do my entire kitchen and I have a lot of cabinets I took one bag and I'm keeping the other one to do the bathrooms. I keep going in there turning the light on off and saying "I did that!".
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from We didn't like the look of the oak cabinets in the house we purchased, so I used this system (gra... We didn't like the look of the oak cabinets in the house we purchased, so I used this system (gray and white) to paint. Although overall we are very happy with the "after" photos, the low rating is warranted for the following reasons: 1) The box says "easy"... This is misleading as it probably took me well over 50 hours of hard work. And by no means is this a three step process. 2) Two coats of the white is not enough - three coats minimum is needed. 3) The finished look up-close does not look professional. 4) Over a short period of time there is a "yellowing" effect.
Date published: 2016-11-28
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