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Painted Kitchen Countertops

Countertop Update


Countertop Update


Countertop Update


Countertop Update


Update your laminate countertop with this easy-to-apply, durable countertop paint.

  1. Thoroughly clean the countertop with detergent and water. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
  2. Sand the countertop to a dull finish and remove all sanding dust.
  3. Use painter’s tape to cover any surrounding areas you do not wish to paint.
  4. Open windows or use fans to ventilate the room and reduce odors.
  5. Open the can of Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating (we chose the color Linen) and thoroughly mix the solution with a paint stir stick. Make sure all pigment is mixed into the paint.  
  6. Apply the countertop paint around the edges of the counter using a high-quality, synthetic bristle brush. A 2-inch angled brush works well for this space.
  7. Apply the countertop paint to the top of the counter using a high-quality, high-density foam roller designed to give a smooth finish. For best results, keep a light hand and high angle on the roller and do not overwork the coating. Use light, even strokes to ensure an even finish. 
  8. More than one coat of countertop paint may be required if you’re making a significant color change. Apply a second coat within 1 hour of the first coat. If more than one hour has passed, allow the first coat of paint to dry for at least 24 hours before recoating.  
  9. Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating dries to the touch in 1-2 hours. Allow it to dry 3 days before normal countertop use. In higher humidity areas or if the temperature is below 70°F, allow for additional drying time before placing items on the counter. 

Other Materials:

  • High Quality High Density Foam Roller
  • High Quality Synthetic Bristle Brush
  • Painter's Tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Stir Stick

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