The small kit only has enough paint for two coats, so you run the risk of using up all your paint before the project is complete.
A good primer will cover up the oak, and prevent the tannins from seeping to the surface.
By brushing the top coat in the opposite direction (horizontal instead of vertical), the clear top coat skimmed over all the bumps, making the final surface dry to a glassy finish.
Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations is the perfect paint for melamine cabinets, and the kit comes with everything you need but the brushes. These tips are specifically made for those of us suffering with these ugly melamine cabinets with oak trim. To make it easier, I’ve created a checklist with all my tips on how to paint these 80s kitchen cabinets.
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We only plan to keep these cabinets for another year or two, so I skipped this step.
You can see the obvious difference in texture here.