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Rust-Oleum Transformations Cabinet Wood Refinishing System Kit

Rust-Oleum Transformations

Cabinet Wood Refinishing System Kit

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Product Overview

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Do-It Yourself Cabinet Refinishing System. Easily renew worn, faded color and protect with a tough, durable finish. Transform your cabintes to beautifully restored cabinetry that you'll be proud of for years to come.

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  • Suitable for cabinet wood doors
  • Water-based, rejuvenates the original bueaty and finish of your stained wood cabinetry
  • Durable clear finish
  • Coverage up to approximately 100 square feet
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations

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Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)


Application Method
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Dry to touch (min.)
Paint & Primer in One
Paint/Stain Base Material
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Cabinet & Countertop
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Customer Questions & Answers

RE: Rustoleum cabinet refinsihing system, is this a paint, a stain, or what??? Will my woodgrain show through?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes to all. The woodgrain will show through, it looks great. Even on a surface that does not have woodgrain (like the vinyl stickers on the sides) you can create fake woodgrain with the glaze. The system includes four steps: -Deglazingso that the stain sticks -Stain - Glaze that adds color, shine and texture - Finishing
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-03-11

What is the difference between this and just buying the stain sold separate ?

Why would I pay more $ for this instead of just buying the stain and glaze separate ?
Asked by: JILL
This is a system. If you are refinishing cabinets they probably have a high-gloss finish that will make it difficult for any paint or stain to stick to the door. The kit includes a deglosser, a base color , a stain and a finisher. If you use the stain only it won't work without the base and you won't get the desired color.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07

My cabinets are currently oak white wash, I am trying to get a darker look and wanted to buy the cabernet kit - can I still use this product?

I was told at the store by the clerk in the painting dept that I could purchase this product, buy a really good brush (Purdy 3pk) and then paint. There would be no sanding, nothing but picking a tint (I guess to make the cabernet or red mahogany look) and then paint? Is this all to it? How do I know if my current cabinets have enamel on them?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it will work. It is a bit more work, though. There are a few steps: - Un-mount the doors out with a screwdriver (or a drill) - Use the deglaser to prep the surface - Paint using the base color - Paint with the glaze to get to the right color and add texture - Apply a coat of protectant It does not matter if your cabinets have enamel. You can basically paint over any material. The base will ensure you get the same color at the end and the glaze will let you add texture even when there is not
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-07

How much stain do I need to cover all of my cabinets? If I need 4 kits, should I mix all stain together 1st so that there is no color variation?

Asked by: Anonymous
We did a large kitchen and four bathrooms with little over one kit, so I would recommend buying one. The color is fairly consistent between kits, the color variation depends more on how well you mix the glaze and how consistently you apply it.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-01-07
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Customer Reviews

Cabinet Wood Refinishing System Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time, female, fifty and FANTASTIC! Don't Hesitate. I bought my condo in Florida with the old original oak kitchen in good shape the look was dated. Transformations was the answer. Our maintenance man could not believe the end result and now tells everyone about it. It is not what I would call a weekend project unless you have a very small kitchen. Prepartion is the key to a great result, follow the directions exactly (you will get what you put into it) be ready to show off your new cabinets in no time. I even did my batroom vanities again with excellent results. Don't hesitate start your project today you will love the new kitchen when complete.
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Project and saved me tons! I got this product shortly before my child was born trying to finish up my kitchen before he arrived. We only used one kit and it only took one weekend, and a half day on monday. The time was mostly waiting for the paint to dry as it was a little humid when I did it. My cabinets were in great shape but they just looked out dated, we put this on and now we have a much better looking kitchen. Only down side would be, I would like the ability to buy a little more of each of the steps. I would have liked to put another coat of the 3rd step on but I did not have anymore left and didn't want to buy a whole other kit for just a little extra. Also make sure that you keep your door flat while drying as mine got just a little warped, but have since straightened out but I was a little concerned.
Date published: 2012-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent solution to buying new cabinets I just used cabinet transformation to transform my cabinets. I attempted to re-do my cabinets a couple of years ago and did a horrible job. Rust-Oleum must have had me in mind when they decided to put this kit together. They provide a DVD and step-by-step instructions to transforming your cabinets. Keep in mind this project will take at least 48 to 72 hours and you will need space for your cabinet doors to dry. There were a lot of colors to choose from. This was a great idea and I'm glad I bumped into the kit at Home Depot.
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great DIY Product Used this to bring back the oak kitchen cabinets from a 1987 home that had lost some of their finish. It took awhile to work through all the cabinets, but the look can't be beat for the price! I loved not having to sand and deal with stain and finish, etc. And everything comes in one box! Just read the instructions and take your time. I highly recommend getting two paint brushes to make it easier to keep working.
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time user works great. Very easy, great instructions. My cabinets look brand new!
Date published: 2011-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXTREMELY EASY AND DURABLE!!!! It was super easy and the best part is how durable it is, especially having 3 young children. Its been 3 years since I did mine and they still look brand new!!! It only cost me $150 (including wall paint) to "remodel" my kitchen!
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG I am sooo happy a sales associate showed me this product! My kitchen is straight out of 1985. My oak cabinets worn, my formica peeling, the fluorescent lights blinding. I came to home depot looking for countertop and cabinet bids... and decided to move forward on countertops... but not willing to spend 15000 on new cabinets, especially since I want to list my home this spring... but the kitchen REALLY needed updating before I listed it. As we were leaving, the associate said "Let me show you something." And she took me to the paint aisle and showed me Cabinet Transformations. She suggested I do some research on it and read reviews before I purchased it. So I did just that. After spending a few days looking at before and after pictures, after reading reviews on a variety of sites, I took the plunge. I decided to go with the DARK product. I read too many negative things about the LIGHT product. And all the model homes I have been looking at recently all have dark cabinets that are an upgrade... so dark it was. I AM SOOOOO HAPPY! We went with the color espresso... and we did not put the decorative glaze on the cabinets (I WOULD DEFINITELY use the decorative glaze if I went with the light color transformations.) and they are gorgeous! It is a little labor intensive. Took us one day to prep doors and frames and get kitchen taped and such. The next day we spent painting two coats on all doors and drawers. The next day we applied the top coat. The only problem we had was the top coat bubbles if you do not brush it on with long, smooth strokes. So we had to resand a few doors with very fine sandpaper and reapply, more carefully, the top coat. My kitchen looks like I spent 10000+ on new cabinets. I swear it is unbelievable. I love it so much I started re-doing all my bathrooms... and the house is looking awesome. My new countertops are coming next week and I will post pictures to the Rustoleum website. The whole process took us about five days. We started on Sunday and then worked on it in the evenings after work. This is a great value. A true transformation. I would recommend this product to anyone... I've even thought that if purchase a new home instead of upgrading my cabinet color for thousands of dollars, I will use Cabinet Transformations instead.
Date published: 2012-10-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Two Products-One Review Rustoleum has two products for redoing cabinets. One is the Wood Refinishing System and the other is the original Cabinet Transformations System. I have used both so I can give an honest review. The Cabinet Transformations original product with the light colors box and the dark colors box is the best to use for cabinets that are very worn or for cabinets for which you want to completely change the look. It is a paint and will completely cover the cabinets and any stains. The deglazing process is hard work, but does a good job of prepping the surface. The glazing step is the one that allows the "wood grain" look. No wood grain actually shows through as it is covered with the paint. I changed cabinets from an oak color to an espresso brown and I love the look and the finish and it has held up well. I tried the Cabinet Transformations Wood Refinishing System on my Kitchen cabinets and ended up not using it. The cleaning step did not seem to do much. It did not clean off sticky tape residue or built up grease, but it did not hurt the original surface. In fact, the instructions say to clean the cabinets before using the cleaner! When I put the "Color Enhancer" on the cabinets, it did not soak in or "enhance the color" on areas that the original varnish was still on the cabinets. I ended up with most of the color on the wipe off rags. If your cabinets are slightly off color, this product might work but it did not work on my oak cabinets. It did not cover worn areas and it did not even out the color as stated in the video.. At least the top coat would have protected the cabinets from further damage but I never got past the first step. We decided that for the same amount of work, the other product would give better results. Of course, once you tint the package it can not be returned to the store for a refund. I ended up going back to the store and purchasing another package of the original Cabinet Transformations in Biscotti to refinish my kitchen oak cabinets. They will be painted over in a color similar to the original oak color and I will use the glaze to give it a rich look. And I know I will be please with the results.
Date published: 2012-07-15
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