Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 125
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eyvette SOOOOOO HAPPY!!!
my awesomely fantastic Mom and I completed this project in two weekends. Yes it took longer than what the video indicated but it was so so worth it! I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome! I did read the other reviews so I knew to add 2 tablespoons of water to step number 3 and it went on smoothly without a problem. I keep going in my kitchen turning the lights on and off and saying to myself I did this!
May 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lena Things to watch out for
1. Very time consuming
2. The glaze... make sure you have some artistic skills if you decide to put it on, otherwise you will end up with cabinets looking like a film of wiped dirt stuck on them ALL OVER. The only way to remove the glaze (if you don't like it, is to paint over it. I had to do it a few times in certain areas). Also to make the wood look distressed I applied a good amount of glaze and then used a sqeegy to wipe it down, turned out great on those big flat surfaces.
3. All of this stuff is water based, which means it dries off fast, but it doesn't mean it's not toxic. Wear a good gas mask, not just a dust mask. The final coat you're supposed to "close doors and vents". So make sure you have a mask on you.
4. Don't be afraid to use other colors than just the whites or browns since you are going to put so much work into it that you might as well make a real change to your kitchen.
5. If I had to do it again I would use a roller where possible for that fist coat of paint because my left hand is about to fall off after using a 2" brush on about 100 sqf of cabinets.
6. Make sure to apply A LOT of the de-glazing liquid. I don't think I used enough and in some places when I was rubbing off the glaze, the paint actually came off. I also had a lot of the de-glazing liquid left so I know I haven't used enough of it.
7. It's a lot of work, enjoy!!! :)
March 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SJR Before and After
I did the cabinets myself and did the top first then the bottom. I started last Saturday and finished this Saturday 3/13/2016. It went very smooth and love the results and picked Cocoa for the color.
March 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lm4767 Cabinets look brand new
Took me a few days to get done. Exhausting but well worth it. Picked the cottage blue and I glazed it. Looks like a blue grey ish. Inexpensive way to upgrade your cabinets.
March 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by denali Amazing Results!
I amazing thoroughly amazed by the results of this product! I purchased the Rustic color kit for my bathroom vanities. I figured i would start there before deciding to do my kitchen cabinets. This was a very easy project and well worth $80 to refinish both vanities and i actually have a can of bond and a can of glaze left over. The only thing i did different after reading multiple reviews about the struggles with the top coat is purchase Miniwax Polyurethane and use that instead. It was a good decision and very easy to apply with no worries of build up or drying to fast. Now that ive got some practice with the vanities i will be doing the kitchen cabinets as well!!! I will include some pics but honestly the pics dont do the finish justice! Looks so much better in person!
January 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Designerd Best kept secret for a kitchen makeover
This is the best kept secret for a kitchen makeover. It gave my mom's kitchen a new makeover. My mom is a true cooker so this is a kitchen that gets used a lot. Can't wait for our next meal from this kitchen!
1) recommend a low gloss/sheen clear coat finish for darker colors. The sheen was too much for darker colors
2). Good thing I liked the color and researched to get top colors as it's hard to select color from box color picture. Truly recommend samples in store and I am sure you would sell so much more! I really would not have liked buying the kit at $80 and not liking the color
Enjoy the kit. Make sure to spread d the time in prepping the surfaces, removing any grease, filling holes. It pays off in the long run!
- paint goes on without brush marks and I can still see some of the oak grain marks. Makes it keep the look of wood vs just painted wood (It is a paint though)
#Great product for the DIYers
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Azhomeflipper Best option for afforadable remodels
My family and I flip homes for a living and use this product whenever we can salvage the existing cabinets. The process does take time and patience but the payoff is more than worth it. I would highly recommend purchasing two kits if you have a larger kitchen.
I would also recommend not using the provided clothes when applying the gloss coat, doing so creates an extremely weird texture and the cabinets do not look professionally done.
Here are some before and after shots of a recent condo that we flipped.
January 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Throughly impressed
Our kitchen cabinets were 26 years old, in decent shape, but the finish was showing a lot of wear. I came across this at my local Home Depot and thought, for $80.00, if it doesn't work, that I wouldn't be out much. This is an easy project based on DIY knowledge, just a little time consuming making sure that I didn't leave any brush strokes or drips/runs. The finish turned out great. Our cabinets look like new. I also replaced the hardware with a modern handle. One thing that I did, and would highly recommend, is I always wore a disposable glove while handling the doors and drawers. At first I moved one of the doors after the base coat, and my fingers left marks that I had to go over. And lastly, make sure that you keep a wet edge while applying the finish coat as it dries quickly.
December 21, 2015