|For best results take cabinet doors off hinges and drawers out of frames. Remove all cabinet hardware, including hinges, drawer pulls, and knobs. Laying cabinet doors and drawers on a flat, horizontal surface while coating will ensure the easiest application and best outcome. Create an assembly line of cabinet doors and drawers to speed up the process.|
|Step #1 - Clean and Degloss|
The Cabinet Transformations Deglosser prepares the surface and allows proper adhesion of the Bond Coat. The Deglosser eliminates the need to sand or prime the cabinets. Proper adhesion is critical to ensure optimum results.
Start with the cabinet frames. Thoroughly inspect your cabinet frames for heavy grease or dirt. Pay special attention to areas around the stove, microwave, and sink. Clean these extra greasy or dirty areas with soapy water and wipe clean.
Wearing gloves, fold a scrub pad in half and apply the Deglosser liberally on the scrub pad. Scrub the entire cabinet frame thoroughly to remove dirt and grease. This will degloss the surface, allowing maximum adhesion of the Bond Coat. After deglossing, wipe down the frames with a damp cloth to remove any trace of Deglosser. If you see any soap suds on the surface continue to wipe with a damp cloth until eliminated. Next, wipe with a dry cloth to complete the cleaning process. Continue the same process with the cabinet doors and drawers. Degloss the fronts, backs, and sides of all doors as well as the fronts and backs of all drawers.
|Step #2 - Apply Bond Coat|
The Bond Coat is specially formulated to provide maximum adhesion to wood, laminate, melamine, and metal surfaces. Tow coats are recommended.
Start with the cabinet frames. Before applying the Bond Coat, wipe all frames, doors, and drawers with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove any dirt or residue left on the surface. Tape the inside edges of each cabinet frame with smooth painters tape. Be sure all edges are pressed down to ensure that none of the coating will be able to bleed through. Thoroughly stir the Bond Coat using a stir stick and pour a portion into a clean, disposable container. Starting with the cabinet frames, use a 2" angled or straight synthetic brush to apply an even coat of Bond Coat. To ensure the best look, use-up-and-down brush strokes on stiles and frame sides. Use side-to-side brush strokes on the rails. Once the first coat is completely dry (approximately 2-3 hrs.), apply a second coat. Continue with the cabinet doors and drawers.
|Step #3 - Decorative Glaze (optional)|
The Decorative Glaze enhances the look of your cabinets by accenting the a Bond Coat color giving a high-end, custom look. If you dont wish to complete this step, you may skip ahead to the final Protective Top Coat step. Note: Glaze will appear subtle on dark colors.
Thoroughly mix the Decorative Glaze using a stir stick and pour a portion of the Decorative Glaze into a clean, disposable container. Using a 2" foam brush or 2" synthetic brush, generously brush the entire FRONT SIDE of the door panel with Decorative Glaze. Be sure to get Decorative Glaze in all corners, crevices, and raised panel sections.
Next, gather two pieces of Decorative Glazing Cloth and wipe off a majority of the glaze using long, smooth strokes. Wipe the surface using varying pressure, in the direction of the grain or brushmarks to remove the Decorative Glaze to your desired look.
|Step #4 - Apply Protective Top Coat|
The Protective Top Coat formulated with self cross-linking technology that provides superior stain and scratch resistance.
Wearing gloves and safety glasses, thoroughly mix the Protective Top Coat with the stir stick provided. Keep kids and pets out of the room until the finish dries to avoid accidental fingerprints and smudges. Use a 2" angled or straight paintbrush to apply an even layer of Protective Top Coat to the Cabinet box and frame. As you did with the Bond Coat use up-an-down brush strokes on the cabinet sides and stiles. Use side-to-side brush strokes on the horizontal rails. Once finished, visually inspect the surface and touch up light areas where more Protective Top Coat is needed. Once complete, apply the Protective Top Coat to the BACK SIDE of the door first. Applying using the Bond Coat Application process in "Step #2". Only one coat of Protective Top Coat is required. Allow 2 hours to dry. Next, coat the FRONT SIDE of doors and drawers just as you applied to the door backs.
Allow the Protective Top Coat to dry undisturbed for at least 12 hours. Make sure to keep windows closed, pets away and ceiling fans off. After 12 hours, you can install your cabinet drawers and door hardware. Keep drawers and doors ajar until completely dry. Allow 24 hours before resuming full use.
|For full instructions, FAQs, & cabinet care tips please refer to the Cabinet Transformations Instructional Pamphlet.|
|Rust-Oleum® Cabinet Transformations® kit|
|Screwdriver or Electric Drill for Removing Hardware|
|(3) 2" Synthetic Brushes|
|(3) Disposable Paint Containers|
|Smooth Painters Tape (2" size)|