Cabinet Painting Kit Reviews
Tamara | Provident Home Design
“Our kitchen cabinets have held up really well to cleaning; any dirt of grime has come off with just using lysol wipes. The absolute only wear we’ve encountered is a bit around some of the most used cabinet knobs.”
Tamara rates the kit as a 4 (Great) — “I would give it a 5 if it wasn’t for the wear around the knobs.”
Andrea | Decorating Cents
“Our cabinets have held up great. I wipe them down a every week to get off any dirt and dust but hasn’t caused them to fade or chip. My biggest concern was the island where many feet kick it, but so far no chipping or peeling.” See more here.
YES, Andrea would “definitely use this kit again. Only, I would choose a darker finish from the start this way I wouldn’t need to use the glaze. Also, I would roll on instead of brushing. I like the effect the brush strokes and glaze gave the cabinets, but if I ever want to change the color of the cabinets, I would have to sand down the strokes to give them a smooth finish. I would recommend the kit to a friend because you can skip the sanding.”
Andrea rates the cabinet durability and wear as a 4 (Great). “Being that the cabinets are painted, I was expecting much more wear. They look just as good now as the day they were painted.”
“I was off for the Thanksgiving holiday with no travel or cooking plans. So I thought I would repaint my kitchen cabinets. Cabinet transformations had me at “no sanding required”. I bought the kit and one kit did my entire kitchen (it’s not big). I took off all the cabinet doors and labeled the doors and the openings with numbers written on paint tape (as suggested). Then I set up an area in my garage with saw horses and to put the doors on. I was only able to do a few doors at a time so this was a slow process. Then I used the cleaning solution, primer coat, base coat, antiqued and finally the clear coat. While the doors dried I went inside and did the cabinet frames. So there wasn’t a lot of downtime.
I won’t lie, this was not an easy process even without the sanding. It isn’t for the faint of heart! I also had some cabinet hinges that were brass that just weren’t attractive. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a replacement anywhere. So I got creative and spray painted them black, then sponged a layer of copper and finished them with a sponge of black. This matched the new handles I put on and I was very happy with the result. They have held up really well. There is one cupboard that has a few scratches from fingernails, but I figured when it gets bad enough I’ll redo it. Right now it’s not really noticeable.”
YES, Tami would use this kit again, and she rates it as a 5 (Amazing. I expect this to last for many years.)
Tami’s tips: Allow yourself plenty of time. Don’t rush the cleaning process. This is important to get any grease and grime off. If you scrimp here your paint will not last.
If you choose to antique your cabinets go light. If you get too heavy the look will be dirt not antique.
I have used chalk paint on my bathroom cabinets and I love this process….also no sanding and you can finish it with either paste wax or varnish depending on the look you want.
I painted before replacing the countertops. If you have tile and plan on replacing it I would suggest demolition first. It’s quite messy and ours involved sledge hammers! LOL
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