Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations

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No Stripping, No Sanding, No Priming

Stripping, sanding, or priming are not necessary with Cabinet Transformations™. Simply use the Deglosser and scrub pads provided to prepare your cabinets prior to applying the Bond Coat. No additional steps are needed!

An All-in-One Kit

The Cabinet Transformations™ kit comes with almost everything needed for a successful cabinet refinishing project including: Deglosser, Bond Coat, Decorative Glaze, Protective Top Coat, Decorative Glazing Cloths, Scrub Pads, Stir Sticks and an Instructional DVD.

Available in 70 Different Color Combinations

Cabinet Transformations™ is available in 70 different color combinations, including popular cabinet colors like Espresso, Cabernet and Toasted Almond.

Long-Lasting Durability

Cabinet Transformations™ provides superior stain and scratch resistance - with tack-free durability. Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations™ offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.


Don't take our word for it! See what people are saying about Cabinet Transformations.

"My cabinets were dark brown & from 1971. I used the ivory kit with the glaze...they look brand new & fabulous! I would recommend this kit to everyone!" - Joann D.

"I bought this and I thought it was going to be a long and difficult process, but it turned out it was really easy. Just do what it says in the box and your kitchen will look brand new. I highly recommend this product!" - Thomas T.

"Very easy to do and the results are amazing!" - Stephen B.

"We used vintage with glaze. It has completely transformed the kitchen. We are so happy. I would recommend this to everyone! Very easy." - Robin H.

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Application Instructions


Clean and degloss the surface with the Cabinet Transformations Deglosser and Scrub Pad.

Bond Coat:

Apply the Cabinet Transformations Bond Coat.

Decorative Glaze (Optional):

As an optional step, apply Cabinet Transformations Decorative Glaze.

Protective Top Coat:

Apply the Cabinet Transformations Protective Top Coat. It’s really that simple!

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Application Video


Q. Does Cabinet Transformations work on all cabinets - - wood, laminate, or melamine?

A. Yes, Cabinet Transformations works on all wood, laminate, and melamine surfaces providing the same beautiful look. The finish of the solid color Bond Coat will allow some of the natural beauty of the wood grain to be visible. If you do not desire the wood grain appearance, use a wood grain filler prior to coating. If painting over raw wood, it is recommended to use a stain blocking primer such as Zinsser® Bulls Eye® 1-­‐2-­‐3 Primer to establish a smooth, hard surface area to work with.

Q. Can I use Cabinet Transformations on damaged cabinets?

A. Yes. Cracks, holes, nicks, and gouges can be filled with plastic wood filler. When the filler dries, sand the area until it is even with the surrounding surface. Once repairs have been made, follow the normal application process.

Q. Can I use Cabinet Transformations on surfaces other than kitchen cabinetry?

A. Cabinet Transformations is not limited to cabinetry. It can also be used to transform end tables, dressers, chairs, armoires, and more.

Q. Do I have to strip, sand, or prime the surface as part of the preparation?

A. Stripping, sanding, or priming is not necessary with Cabinet Transformations. Simply clean the surface, and use the Deglosser and scrub pads provided to prepare your cabinets prior to applying the Bond Coat.

Q. How does room temperature and humidity affect the coating application process?

A. Higher humidity will cause the coating to dry more slowly while lower humidity will cause the coating to dry more quickly. Apply when air (ambient) temperature is 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (10-35 degrees Celsius) and relative humidity is below 60 percent.

Q. How do I refinish around stoves, sinks, and other appliances?

A. Simply mask the sink, stove or other appliances with smooth painter's tape. Be thorough about pressing in the edge to ensure none of the coating will bleed through. Place drop cloths over countertop surfaces and floors.

Q. Do I need to remove cabinet doors and hardware?

A. For the best results, removing cabinet doors and all cabinet hardware is recommended. It will be easier to get a smooth finish when coating the doors while they are lying flat.

Q. Do I have to prop up my cabinet doors during the application process?

A. Yes, it makes the process much easier. Drive two drywall screws into a two by four. Set two of these on your worktable to support each door and to make the sides of your doors easier to coat.

Q. Should I paint the inside of my cabinet frames or drawers?

A. It's up to you. Each kit contains enough Bond Coat to effectively cover the front and back of each door and the frame of the cabinet. If you would like to paint the inside of your cabinets or drawers you will need to purchase additional Bond Coat. It is recommended that all cabinet frames, doors and drawers be coated with two even coats. To ensure a clean, even look, tape the insides edges of each cabinet frame with smooth painter's tape. Be sure all edges are pressed down to ensure that none of the coating will be able to bleed through.

Q. What's the best way to apply the Bond Coat and the Protective Top Coat?

A. Apply the Bond Coat and Protective Top Coat in even coats brushing with the grain of the wood. Be sure to avoid drips. If drips occur, brush over while wet or clean up with water when dry. Use a premium-quality paint brush throughout the application process for a smooth finish.

Q. Do I have to use the Decorative Glaze?

A. Using the Decorative Glaze is completely optional and does not add additional performance benefits to the system. If you do not wish to use the Decorative Glaze, simply skip "STEP #3" in the application process.

Q. Where can I learn more about additional glazing techniques?

A. The traditional glazing technique is used in the Instructional Pamphlet directions. For additional glazing techniques visit

Q. I've applied the Decorative Glaze, but do not like the way it looks – can I remove it completely?

A. The Decorative Glaze stays wet for 3-5 minutes. While wet, simply use the Decorative Glazing Cloth to remove glaze from surface. If the Decorative Glaze has dried, use a clean, damp cloth to remove glaze from surface. Note: If applying over open grain cabinetry, such as Oak, you may not be able to remove all Decorative Glaze from the surface. If this is the case, you will need to apply another coat of Bond Coat.

Q. Can I spray or roll on the Cabinet Transformations coating?

A. It is not recommended to spray or roll the Bond Coat of Cabinet Transformations if you plan on applying the Decorative Glaze. When the glaze is wiped off by the Decorative Glazing Cloth, it naturally hangs into the vertical grooves made by the brush marks while applying the Bond Coat. If you spray or roll the Bond Coat, you fail to benefit from the beautiful look of the Decorative Glaze.

Q. Can I spray Cabinet Transformations if I do not intend to use the Decorative Glaze?

A. You may spray Cabinet Transformations only when you do not intend to use Decorative Glaze in the system. To spray the Bond Coat, reduce with up to 30 percent water and use a HVLP sprayer at 35psi. To spray the Protective Top Coat, reduce with up to 10 percent water and use a HVLP sprayer at 35psi. Ideal spray temperature and humidity conditions are 78 degrees Fahrenheit with 35 percent humidity.

Q. How long should I wait before installing my cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware after applying Cabinet Transformations?

A. Cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware can be installed as early as 12 hours after the final coat of Protective Top Coat has been applied. Keep drawers and doors ajar until the Protective Top Coat is completely dry. Install plastic or cork bumpers. The Protective Top Coat will be completely cured after 24 hours. Dry times will vary depending on your weather conditions. Avoid using cleaners on new cabinetry for seven days.

Q. How do I maintain my Cabinet Transformations cabinet surface?

A. Caring for your resurfaced cabinets is easy. To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent.

Q. How long will Cabinet Transformations last?

A. With normal use and proper care, your refinished surface will last for years.

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