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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WildWillD Saved us THOUSANDS, and looks AMAZING!
We really wanted to update our kitchen from circa 2002 ish, to something ahead of it's time, but the cost to do the cabinets really put us off, and forced to wait probably longer than we should have. I had mixed feelings about doing the painting myself but after getting 3 quotes at over $3000, I decided to bite the bullet and buy this kit. It took some time and effort, but the process really wasn't as bad as I envisioned and the end result was better than I imagined! I used the dark kit for the Island. If you do it right and really plan everything out, and add the nicer things to go along with it, like counter top and appliances, this will add major $$ to the value of your home. Don't wait, go do it!
March 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Will Well worth the time and money
After reading reviews and watching YouTube videos we decided to go ahead and give it a shot. We wanted to redo our ktchen without spending a ton of money. We redid our backsplash and painted before doing our cabinets. We went with the PURE WHITE. Everyone has their own style but what worked for me was the following:
First I took a rag with soap and water and cleaned every cabinet. After drying with clean rag I used the de glosser that came with kit. Works very well on removing dirt and grease marks. Next I let sit for an hr. (Only negative about this kit is its very time consuming) next I used a 2" brush and painted along sides and corners making sure there was no build up. Some comments I saw left yellow tint so I made sure to do this part carefully. After I used brush I went with a small roller. Took roughly 3 coats. Final coat for protective coating I used a brush. Very pleased with results so far, however I did have to go back and purchase a second kit as you will run out of paint.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DepotMOM New Kitchen on a budget! Great Product!!
I had 1990 honey oak cabinets that had to go, but I didn't have the $25K for new. So I purchased this kit in Pure White. My home depot associate recommended primer in addition to the steps mentioned in the kit. First, I used TSP to clean my cabinets - just to be safe. I also lightly sanded them to even out some wear. I followed the instructions and they came out great. Took me over a week (I had 40 cabinets). I didn't use the glaze. My only regret was that I brush painted them (very time consuming and left some streaks) instead of rolling. (You cannot roll if you are glazing!) Other than that - PERFECT!! i got an updated kitchen with some sweat equity built in. 2 months later and they are holding up beautifully, no chips or wear. See for yourself - before and after pics included.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brenda I love my "new" kitchen
This is the second time I used this product. In November I did my two bathrooms and laundry room with Espresso and they turned out fantastic. I chose Quilter's White (I did not use the glaze) for my kitchen and the results speak for themselves...I love it! This is a very time consuming and very detailed project, but if you do it like the instructions say, you will have great results.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kdbwdy Worked much better than we expected!!
We debated for months how to best transform our cabinets and finally decided to try this kit out. We talked with the Home Depot team member for a little while about pros and cons and he advised high quality synthetic brushes and a gel roller. Crucial to buy legit paint supplies. It's really important to be patient and follow instructions carefully. If you do exactly what they tell you, you'll get great results!
A few tips:
- Use the de-glosser liberally - you'll have plenty!
- Quickly wipe up dripping paint to prevent thick patches in grooves/edges
- Final top cot (poly-acrylic basically) needs to be a thin even coat - don't let edges fill in or to much in grooves or it dries yellow (can fix with white nail polish and looks fine)
- Start with the front to ensure proper coverage and then move to back - we had to use 3 thick coats of step one with light oak cabinets
Overall would definitely recommend this as a budget refresh for a kitchen or bathroom. 1 small kit completed our kitchen. If you're debating whether this will work, it will if you are patient and detailed.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Allison Does exactly what it claims to do
This is an excellent way kit to change how your cabinets look. I used the linen color to change my '83 oak cabinets into white cabinets, without using the included glaze.
1. Don't take shortcuts - this kit is the shortcut.
2. Purchase the kit untinted to see how the different colors look in your home and then bring it back for tinting. The home depot near me had no problem with that when I asked.
3. Put your doors on canned goods to paint the edges at the same time as the top.
4. Use an air tight plastic bag to store your brush between coats so you don't have to wash it out.
5. Paint with the wood grain to minimize brush strokes.
Obviously replacing cabinets is prohibitly expensive, and wasn't in my budget. I knew I was going to paint the cabinets, and felt this kit was a good alternative to the more labor intensive traditional way to refinish cabinets.
I have included a before and after picture as well as a picture showing how the cabinets looked during the process. While my cabinets looked horrid prior to being finished, I have now used this kit to paint both my kitchen upper cabinets and a bathroom vanity and am very statisfied with the results.
With this kit, it is very important to follow the directions exactly. I am absolutely guilty of trying to find a short cut- this kit IS the short cut over sanding, scraping, etc. I had some yellowing on my cabinets - where I didn't deglaze well enough, including the entire front of one door I skipped deglazing. I used white primer, more linen paint, and more protective coat to resolve that issue. When I used this kit for my second project, I choose to do the deglazing twice.
My cabinets did look weird and brush stroked and blue - after one coat. I choose to put three coats on the front of my cabinets and frames and two on the back of the cabinets. Even a very close inspection shows few brush marks and they are exactly the color pictured on the box. I liked how the linen looked so well I choose not to use the glaze.
Time wise, it seems no matter how many cabinets are being painted, this process takes three days because of the dry time needed between coats. That time frame was true when I did a dozen large kitchen doors and when I was just painting two for the bathroom vanity. It's simply a matter of drying time.
Overall, I am very happy with this product. I had a contractor in to help with another project, and he wanted to know where I had sent my cabinets to be painted because he thought they'd been done professionally. I am very happy with the results and intend to buy another kit to paint my kitchen lower cabinets and other bathroom vanity.
March 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great product, great results, except...
I have actually bought three of these kits...the first kit was for two of my bathrooms and linen closet, they other one for master bath and last for kitchen. The first kit was linen. I was a little nervous about running out of glaze because of other reviewers on a different site saying they ran out of glaze so I only glazed the fronts not the back. Had I know that the glaze would do all of the cabinets and have some left over I would have done the backs too. The only complaint I have about the glaze is it does not make your cabinets look like it is wood grain it looks like it is antiqued, which could be called "dirty" looking. I liked the glaze look better when it was not rubbed off too much. I did the same color in my powder room and rubbed the glaze off to much. I wanted to give it a different look and do not believe it looks as good as the other. Now for the kit I bought for the master bath. It is called River birch. The color that it comes out is so not the color on the sample. It has major green undertones NOT beige. So if you are trying to get the beige color this is NOT the color for you. I did not put the glaze on these because the glaze has a brownish tint and when I did a test peice of wood with the River birch it just made it look like a camoflauge gross green color. I have not done the kitchen yet, but have tested it on a peice of wood. It is called Winter Frost and I think it is pretty true to color. It seems to have a grey undertone which works well for me. I would recommend this product to anyone who has more then a weekend to do it. It is not a weekend project. I allowed more drying time due to humidity, but I still believe it is not a weekend project you need more time then two days. I plan to use the left overs from the kits I have from the master bedroom for two dressers I have. I do plan to mix the base coat from the linen kit with the river birch to hopefully come up with a more beige color. The picture is my linen closet. It is the linen kit. The other is my master bath with the River birch kit without the glaze.
February 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Amazing Product!!
I can’t express enough how happy I am with this product!! My husband and I redid our cabinets in January 2013. We went with the white-washed look (pure white with the glaze application). We were reluctant to do this because the product sounded too good to be true. Plus we have a very large kitchen. So if it didn’t look good, we had a lot of ugly to look at! However, it is absolutely beautiful!! We love it!! It looks like we bought new cabinets and we only spent about $200, including paint accessories. The product does exactly what it says it will. It’s truly amazing!! I can’t tell you how shocked and pleased my husband and I are. I was expecting a temporary fix, but I will keep this look for as long as it lasts!!
It’s funny, every time someone comes to our house, they are amazed at how nice our kitchen looks and how much lighter it is!!
It was incredibly time consuming (but bear in mind we have 23 cabinet doors, 9 drawers, and a peninsula that has a solid back – plus we did the inside of the cabinet doors to make it look more professional), but worth it. We followed the instructions exactly so I am not sure if shortcuts are possible. We didn’t have any problems and fortunately the steps get easier as you go. We spent a ton of time scrubbing with the de-glosser to make sure everything would adhere correctly.
The only issue we had is that we needed to apply more coats of paint than the product recommended. We had darker cabinets to begin with and we needed to apply 3 coats to everything. There was not enough paint in the package to do this. However, we called customer service and they happily reimbursed us for more paint. They were incredibly easy to work with and quick to remedy our problem.
Thank you Rustoleum!! You saved us a ton of money!! And gave us a beautiful kitchen!!!
May 5, 2013