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Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Review

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rust-Oleum. I received compensation for this post, however all statements and opinions are 100% my own.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

We moved into our home almost two years ago and I haven’t done too many big diy projects since then. I have a whole list of things I want to do, but I just didn’t know where I wanted to start.

I want to paint my walls, add crown molding, frame my bathroom mirrors, and make floating shelves. One thing that I have been really putting off that was at the top of my list was redoing my bathroom cabinets.

There’s really nothing wrong with them functionally, but I really dislike the color. I’m all about neutral colors, but for some reason the red undertones on my brown cabinets irked my nerves. An easy fix for me was to turn to the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit to get the exact color I wanted.

I checked for Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations reviews online to see how simple the process would be and for all of the color options available.
Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

I wanted a color more dramatic than the one I had, so I chose the espresso kit. I thought using the kit would prove to be difficult and there’d be a million steps just to get the cabinets finished, but I was completely wrong.

The step-by-step directions made it super easy and all of the containers were labeled with the number step it was supposed to be applied.

Here’s how I got the look of my gorgeous bathroom cabinets.

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Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Review

Gather the supplies listed on the box. I always wore gloves, a face mask, and had the floor covered no matter what. Surprisingly, the kit didn’t have a strong smell at all.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

I removed the cabinet doors from the frames. I also removed all hinges and door stoppers. I taped the walls, inside of the cabinets, and floors with painters tape so the chemicals won’t spill over onto them while I’m working.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

With the pad provided, I wiped the cabinet frames down with the deglosser and then did the same for the back of the cabinet doors. I allowed them to dry and completed the process on the second side of the cabinet door.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

Next, using a paint brush, I applied the bond coat to the cabinet frames and then to the back of the cabinet doors. I allowed them to dry and completed the process on the second side of the cabinet door.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

I skipped the optional step three of adding the decorative glaze because it would’ve darkened the espresso color and I was happy with the way it was.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

Last, I applied the protective top coat to the the cabinet frames and then to the back of the cabinet doors. I allowed them to dry and completed the process on the second side of the cabinet door.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

When everything was complete dry, I attached the doors back to the frames.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit - The Kreative Life

They came out beautifully and it required no sanding, stripping, or priming. The Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit gave my bathroom and whole new look.

If you want to see the process in its entirety, check out this video!

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22 Comments

  1. We just redid the floors in our home. We updated from tile to wood. It looks amazing except for the kitchen kind of has a monochromatic feel. This Rust-Oleum kit would be perfect for adding some more dimension to the kitchen.

  2. What a difference!! This stuff looks amazing – my SIL has similar cabinets in her house so I’ll have to tell her about this!

  3. Looking at your tutorial, it seems that it’s really easy to give your old kitchen cabinets a new look. I really like the outcome!

  4. I don’t know why Im so inlove withese kind of cabinet the color looks so elegant and sassy you can pair this on everything

  5. I love the transformation, awesome choice of color and it’s so easy to do as well, or at least you make it seem like it! It looks more sophisticated and elegant!

  6. After applying the protective top coat, I noticed after it dried that I had a few spots I missed. Can I reapply a second coat on those spots or should I redo the whole area where I missed?
    It doesn’t say anything about reapplying a second coat of it but I think I would feel better since it is a well used piece of furniture.
    Thanks!!!

    1. Hi, Annie! I don’t see why it wouldn’t work on trim and baseboards because it worked on the cabinet trim. I would suggest to see what your trim is made of and if the coating can be applied to it. You still may want to contact Rust-Oleum to see if they would suggest it or if they have a kit that would work for baseboards and trim.

  7. You can avoid the dust mess from sanding by using TSP to degrease and then Krud Kutter de-gloss. Prime with Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3. Trust me it works. Also, why does everyone brush their cabinet face frames? A roller works fine, no brush marks and much faster. Just use the brush in the corners and joints where the roller won’t go. No matter how you do it though it is a lot of work but I found it worth the effort.