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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 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We used both the cabinet transformation kit and the countertop transformation to revive our outdated kitchen.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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bolermamam101 Blotchy paint
Deglazed my mothers 20 year old bleached oak cabinets which were in great shape just dated looking. Wiped them down and let them sit overnight. My friend had just done melamine kitchen and was fine. My paint came out all blotchy. I expected it to be solid white. Dried very quickly-2 coats still blotchy. Now I have to take them to be sprayed. Disappointing waste of time and money. Would not recommend going lighter on solid wood cabinets.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MC Great look, need more supplies
My cabinets look great. My only complaint is that they don't include enough of the "cheesecloth" type gauze for removing the glazing. My kitchen measured way under what the kit said it had, but ran out half way through. Went to Home Depot and bought more cheese cloth, but it is not the same (thin and nap too small.) Too bad you can't buy the items separately that are in the kit. Otherwise, very pleased with ease of use and final product.
July 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sadies love it
was wanting to give my cabinets a nice new look with out spending tons this item did just that so happy with my new cabinets
March 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diyer Awesome buy!!!
I was aware of the tannin happening when going from oak to white so I emailed Rustoleum and they suggested I prime the cabinets with Zinsser Cover Stain primer. I applied one coat of primer and 2 coats of the bond coat. I used the small kit and had enough for the entire kitchen. I did not used the decorative glaze since I was going for the pure white color. I had utilized the dark kit for my bathrooms and decided not use the protective coat provided because of all of the bad reviews. For this kit, I decided to use the protective coat provided and I'm so glad I did. I had no yellow and it was very easy to apply since I used a damp synthetic angled brush. It is defiantly not a weekend project but very well worth it!
January 17, 2016