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Refinishing F.R.Cabinets

I was recently given a kit of the Rust Oleum Cabinet Transformation Kit from Rust Oleum to try. I had never tried this particular product,  and was very interested in seeing how well it works. this is what comes in the kit:

Small kit covers 100 sq. ft., large kit covers 200 sq. ft.

    • Both kits are available in dark or light tint bases. Kit contains: Instructional pamphlet, DVD, deglosser, 1 g
    • allon bond coat, decorative glaze (optional), protective top coat, decorative glazing cloths, scrub pads, and stir sticks.

If you remember…I painted my kitchen cabinets and added trim….here is the link: https://wordpress.com/post/kelleysdiy.com/8832. When I had done the kitchen, there was a lot of sanding. What caught my  eye about this product was that your cabinets don’t have to be sanded prior to using painting…

So…before I get started…this is what the cabinets looked like before:

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Dark and gloomy. I started out by taking off all the cabinet doors. Remove all the knobs and hardware. If your going to reuse them, just clean and put in a container. You can even use Rustoleum spray paint to spray the hinges a different color. Place them in some styrofoam to keep them in place while spraying.51748-img_0774-syadqo3zhxpfsg-thumbnail-full

But even if you are going to throw them out, keep one of the hinges so you can use the same kind.  If you are doing a larger area, draw a sketch of your cabinets. Number the cabinets on the sketch, and mark the cabinets with coordinating number. As you can see below, I marked each door on the inside area where the hinge was. This way, you don’t have to paint that area, and the numbers will help you remember which went where.

 

Preparation is the key…as in most refinishing projects.I used Painters Tape to protect other surfaces. the insides of the cabinet were dark like the outside. I painted the insides with 2 coats of white paint. Be sure it’s dry before adding 2nd coat.

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It’s starting to look better already! I am going to be fixing the counter top you see above. But, that’s another day.The first step is to clean and degloss the wood. You can see mine has a lot of shine to them. I cleaned the cabinets with soap and water. Let Dry. The next step is to use the Deglosser  (It comes with the kit). The deglosser strips off that shine, so the paint can absorb into the wood. I thought this was going to be a messy job…but it wasn’t. Be sure to wear gloves,and add deglosser to the scrub pad (which is provided ). You then wipe the wood going along the grain of the wood. It’s so easy.dscn4236

Then you take a clean damp cloth and wipe off the deglosser. I was really impressed with this product..it took all the shine off the cabinets without having to scrub hard, or sand. This is what they look like when deglossed:

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When you purchase the kit, you chose light, medium , or dark tint kit.  I chose the light tint. It covers colors from white to a light grey. I chose the Winter Fog.

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So here is before…

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and after, with 2 coats of the Rust Oleum paint and 2 coats of the topcoat.

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I am trying to decide if I want to put on the molding as I did on the kitchen cabinets. I did decide not to use the glaze that comes with it, so I applied the topcoat. It would look so pretty, but I’m not going for that look in here. So more will come. I will be adding on to this tutorial…so come back.

I was looking at different places you could purchase the kits. I found this one on Amazon, and this vendor is selling the large kit for $155  free shipping… here is the link… just highlight and paste. They cut the price by $50 This one is for the dark cabinet paint:

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Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations

 

This one is for the light cabinet paint kit:

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Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations

I would love to see pictures when your done!!!!!

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20 thoughts on “Refinishing F.R.Cabinets

    1. It is just a lot more expensive with the kit. But then, I didn’t have to sand. I am rethinking everything. Like perhaps I could have deglossed the kitchen cabinets instead of sanding them down.I just didn’t know. To save money if you do the kit…paint the inside of the cabinet door with regular paint instead of what’s supplied.Have you seen pics of white cabinets with a little brown glaze on the molding? That is what the glaze does. I didn’t use on the FR Cabinets, because I don’t want that look. I kinda just wanted them to blend in with the room…not a statement piece.I would go with the larger kit. It covers 200 square feet. It is about $150. You need to also buy 2 paint brushes. To apply the top coat…a 4″ brush and a 2″ brush for the painting the base. The best price I could find was here…they are having a sale on the large kit… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QECDVA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kelleysdiy_kelleysdiy00-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004QECDVA&linkId=86ca67ba161a51b2e0cafa933912063e this person has it marked down $50

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    1. I know Patty…I like the molding too. Which I will probably add. It really looks so much prettier with the molding. I want to do a tutorial on adding the molding. Thank you for letting me know about the product working well for you!!! So happy!

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      1. Okay Patty….Do you have a miter saw? Hand or Power Miter Saw….let me know…I will do the tutorial which ever way. I don’t think a lot of people have a miter saw, unless they do a lot of wood work.😊❤️

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      1. Light colors, especially whites, always have that effect. Our house has a very small kitchen, originally colored brown… so my parents had them repainted to pure white. It opened up the space.

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