Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laney Great Product
The product worked exactly as promised and it looks so nice. What a difference it has made.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whitedove rewarding
It was a lot of hard work but fantistic results... hopefully It holds up as good as it looks! And for fixing up a rental that had been abused it was a great fix for the money!
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MIDecorator Great Product - Works Exactly as Described
I used this product to refinish an old 1970's style laminate counter in my bathroom. I was looking for a relatively low cost "refresh" for this room until we're ready to do a more extensive remodel. The instructions and instructional DVD are great. I read the instructions and watched the DVD a few times prior to starting the project. The product works exactly as described. As other reviewers have noted, the "spreader" tool used to apply the decorative chips was a bit cumbersome to use. Instead, I applied the chips by hand, sprinkling a very generous portion on the surfaces, which is key to getting the right finish. I am very pleased with the results overall and highly recommend this product!
August 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Very good product!!!
After following the great instructions and watching the DVD, my counter tops look awesome!!!
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by steve A true transformation
I was pleased with the ease of application of the product. The cabinet tops turned out great we put a tile backsplash and buyers were very complimentary of the kitchen. The property sold within thrity days.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PEGI A great way to update your kitchen.
I am a 69 yr old woman, that was able to take the Rust-olem Transformation product to transform my old condo countertops into an upgraded look.
I live in a senior complex & all the condos have looked the same since they were built in 1963-69. By using this product I have been able to completely revamp my kitchen into the 21st century.
I have always liked the look of granite, but as I often drop thing on the countertop, I did not want to deal with broken glass or china. This product has allowed me to have the look & avoid the hazard of broken items on the cabinets or the floor.
I did this myself, and the hardest part was the sanding, but as I divided it up into 2 days, it went very well
I love it!!!
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justme Beautiful
I recently did both my cabinets and countertops with the transformations. I thought the countertops were easier in a way (less steps, no smaller pieces to move around-take down, put up, etc). I have a small kitchen. I found the instructions to be accurate. It is hard work but it isn't hard to do. It was a LOT of sanding! My only tips are to make sure you have gloves for this...it is a sticky mess. Also, I did so much sanding, my sanding block frayed a bit and that can hurt if it catches your skin.
I love my counters!
December 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kharndt Economical update that I love!
The guest bath vanity and the laundry room counter top had been on my DIY hit list for far too long. I wanted granite, but not the cost or the upkeep. That left engineered products or laminate, both still more than I wanted to spend. This needed to be a thrifty update.
Rust-Oleum's countertop kit was the perfect solution at the right price. I worked first on the bath and then the laundry. Because I was replacing the sink in the bath, I had a nice clear work space and didn't have to worry about taping off the sink.
You first sand the surface with the provided tool, then paint on a black substance that can best be described as sticky paint. (Note, it was black in my specific kit, the undercolor may be different for other color kits). The third step is to load a hopper--similar to a grass seed or fertilizer spreader--with the color flakes and apply the flakes to the sticky surface. No doubt about it--this is a MESSY process, but I taped a very large painter's drop cloth to the cabinet below the counter, making sure it covered the floor, and I was able to gently remove it and shake it off outside when I was done.
To completely cover vertical surfaces, it was necessary for me to apply the chips by hand to areas where they didn't stick as well. You have to completely cover the black...remember, it's sticky. Then came more sanding and then more sanding. My least favorite part. This is to knock off the flakes that are sticking up. I don't have a stone smooth surface, but that's not what I expected.
Finally, a clear coat is applied to protect the surface and then let dry. I am SO happy with the results. It has been several months, the laundry room getting more use than the guest bath, and the counters still look great.
FOLLOW DIRECTIONS and you'll be successful. I watched the video between each step and I highly recommend that, also. I will definitely consider using Rust-Oleum again.
December 30, 2014