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Painting Countertops

I wanted to cover my dated ugly green counter tops, I first used Rustoleum counter top paint. Highly dissatisfied with the results, I could never recommend the product. It was thick, hard to roll, bubbled and there was no way you could go over or touch up an area. Plus the paint is toxic smelling! Absolutely horrid! I ended up redoing the tops with home made chalk paint and clear sealer. Blog shows more details and you will find the first link as well as the redo on the right side bar in top 10 posts.

To see more: http://www.asouthernbellewithnorthernroots.com/2012/01/countertop-paint-before-and-after.html

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  • Susan
    Susan Helena, MT
    on Dec 10, 2012

    I also used the Rustoleum countertop paint, but my results were pretty good. But, I'd never use it again as the fumes are horrible!! I got smart after the first coat and borrowed a respirator from a friend, but no one could stand to be in the house for about 8 hours afterward. I did the bathroom, so could close the door, turn on fans, etc---can't imagine using it in the kitchen! The results were nice, but not worth it.

  • 3popps
    on Dec 10, 2012

    Interesting. I would never have thought of painting counters with simple homemade chalk paint, but it clearly worked for you. What sealer did you use?

  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Dec 10, 2012

    about 15 years ago, 15 I painted an ugly tile counter and the grout with high gloss regular Rustoleum. This counter is not exposed to water. It has lasted all these years and the only problem is the white yellowed a little.

  • Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor - Renee
    Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor - Renee Grand Rapids, MI
    on Dec 11, 2012

    Wow! what a difference. They look great!

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Dec 11, 2012

    On a completely unrelated topic, I love your cabinets with those centered pulls.

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