Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 73
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pat Worked well for me!
Bought the kit to update our very tired ranch kitchen in our rental. Bottom cabinets were original from the '50's and very old and worn. Upper cabinets had been replaced but didn't match bottoms and the doors were so smudged the varnish was worn to the wood. I chose biscotti to try to get close to the woodwork on the windows and door and somewhat match the floor. It took a couple hours a day over a week to get it done. I deglossed (sanded some rough pieces) and painted. WIthout the glaze it had a bit of a modern european look and I worried that as some reported - that the glaze just made it look dirty. Tried it on one drawer and liked it so stuck with the plan and did it all. You honestly have to look closely to see that it is NOT wood grain. It looks much better in person than in the photos. With a new coat of paint on the walls - it was a total makeover for about $90. LOVE IT. The kitchen is small but I have a LOT of all the materials left. Don't know how it will wear but can touch up when I need to.
August 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RS WOW!!! This is the product that FINALLY made our kitchen Pop!
Our 1990's kitchen seemed outdated several years ago. We added Granite Countertops. Still looked dated. Then we added a ceramic tile backslash. Still seemed old. Then we dropped $5,500 on stainless steel appliances. We still Did Not have the kitchen we wanted. We had toyed with the idea of having the cabinets replaced or even refaced. Way too much money - thousands of dollars quoted. Then we saw this product online. We drove to our local Home Depot and purchased a kit for $74.00.
The project took an entire weekend and then a couple days you wrap up the finishing touches. My wife and I did the entire project ourselves. The directions were very straight forward and easy to follow. We had 19 doors, 9 drawers and the cabinets they went to, to paint. We ended up buying a total of three kits because we could NOT purchase the bonding agent (Paint) separately. We ran low and had to buy full kit to get another 1/2 can of paint. They call the paint a bonding agent rather than paint.
We spent an additional $133 for door and drawer pulls and $125 for painting supplies, brushes, pans, rags, tape and 40 painting points to place the doors on while painting them.
The results were AWESOME!! It made every penny we spent prior to painting the cabinets finally pay off!! You can see the results in the pictures. I have included a BEFORE of the ORIGINAL kitchen - then a BEFORE after Granite and stainless appliances were added - and then an AFTER Picture showing the FINISHED Project with the newly painted cabinets.
I highly recommend this for anyone that can paint, and has good serviceable but dated cabinets.
August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LucyN Hard Work, Time Consuming but Very Pleased with Results
We are moving and selling our home so we decided to freshen up the kitchen cabinets. They are originally the builder grade Honey Oak color and we chose Linen. I did a lot of research and here are a few tips from my experience. The only regrets I have are that I didn't do this sooner, and in cooler weather!
1. Practice first - I had a few extra cabinet pieces that I practiced on. I highly recommend trying it on scrap wood first, to figure out how the paint goes on, brushstrokes, etc.
2. The deglosser works, but after deglossing 4 cabinet doors, my right shoulder and elbow are permanently sore. I went back to HD and bought an orbital sander-does the same thing with less work.
3. Unless you're looking for a rustic, country-style finish, do not use the color glaze. I tried it on a practice piece and the glaze made it look dirty. The Linen color by itself is fresh and clean. I skipped the glaze and went directly to the top coat.
4. I read that many had issues with the top coat included in the kit, so again, I used it on a practice piece. As long as you don't glop it on or let it build up in the corners, you will not have any issues.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by johnfitz4th Hard Work, but can't beat the result and price
VERY hard work and you should be prepared for that before you begin, even though it is still easier than sanding everything down. That being said, the result looks great and it's priced right. Take your time and use caution and you can't go wrong.
July 13, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Angie Pure white kit
I've used the dark cabinet transformation kit in the past, and it was great! Turned out awesome in my kitchen. I am currently using the light kit in pure white on an armoire, and I just finished my 3rd coat. I'm definitely going to need a 4th as well. I didn't expect to have to do 4 coats with this product. This is why I give it a fair value and rating; however, I know in the end it will look great.
August 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Aud Not enough paint
I loved the process and color of this paint. We had builder grade light wood cabinets and I wanted them white. It took me 4 coats to get the cabinets fully covered and I ran out of paint for a few touch ups I had to make. Come to find out they dont sell just the bond coat (the actual paint) by itself! There is nothing that matches my cabinets so I have patches of a different white. If they would sell the paint color individually for those who needed it I would totally recommend this product. However, since I have a tiny kitchen and I ran out of paint, I can not.
August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Excellent product
We researched extensively before undertaking this product as we have a large kitchen. When numbering our cupboard doors,as instructed, there were 55. So it was a very time consuming project (over 2 weeks) but well worth it. We used each product in the kit (we required 2 kits) ... The deglosser, base coats, glaze and protective top coat. We highly recommend watching the instructional dvd that comes with kit and following instructions exactly. We're very happy with end result.
March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handyman Great Product. Very Impressed
We used both the cabinet transformation kit and the countertop transformation to revive our outdated kitchen. The entire process took roughly 5 days, however, we couldn't be happier with the result. The biggest piece of advise I can give, is to take your time and do it right. Do not rush through the project, as the results will show. Give yourself a few days to complete.
March 23, 2016