Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 584
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lforshee Don't purchase the Light color kit!!! Your cabinets will look yellow in a few months!
The kit seemed easy to use at first...watched the DVD it came with and read the instruction guide. I even primed our cabinets with two coats of the Zinsser Bin 123 primer, and I still had to put on 3-4 coats of the bond coat instead of only 2 coats as the instructions say. After completing the project, just 3 months later our cabinets are yellowing, and I am pretty sure it's because of the top coat. There are spots where we had the top coat dry a bit thicker, such as in the corners of the doors and cabinets and those spots are truly yellowing. Rust-Oleum Customer service said they have never heard of the top coat yellowing and that probably wasn't the problem. I disagree and I have the photos to prove it! (I have also found other blog posts that attest to the yellowing with the Light color kits). They did say they would refund me the cost of the two kits I purchased and that the only way to fix this was to de-gloss the cabinets again, paint on more bond coat, but to truly keep the yellowing from happening I should apply and oil based primer prior to the bond coat! So basically I have to put more layers of paint on my cabinets, or strip them down and start over with another product. I will never ever use the product again. Buyer Beware!!!!
September 17, 2016
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Courtney Great product!
I wanted to make sure I left a review because I researched this product a lot. I wanted the nice airy grey so I went with the winter fog and it was PERFECT! My original cabinets were red oak from the nineties and needed a face lift. I am SO happy with the turnout.
Like other reviews on here I went with MinWax polyurethane instead of the provided finishing product. I didn't even try the stuff it came with I just went with what was recommended. Very easy to use.
The deglosser is amazing and does a fantastic job, I actually used it also on my oak bannister.
The job is definitely time consuming but totally worth saving the money! I couldn't be happier with my cabinets!
October 22, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by RTH Love the result-very time consuming
Love the finished product. Lots of work. Originally estimated five days, took over 10 days to complete.
We have 28 cabinet doors and 13 drawer fronts; after one and a half days, I had only deglossed the drawers. We brought a sander to completed the doors and boxes. In the end, both the deglossed and the sanded, look good. I did attempt to use the stain, but really need to know how to work this to be consistent with the stain. So we re-painted. I will use this product again!
October 3, 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