Painting Laminate Countertops

We were so happy with how painting our cabinets turned out, that we decided to take the plunge and try painting our laminate countertops. We knew that we didn't have much to lose, besides a few dollars in primer and paint, and that if things didn't work out, we were planning to get new countertops anyway.
After cleaning of the surfaces with a stronger cleaner and taping everything we didn't want painted, we got to work.
One layer of primer, one layer of paint, and three top coats later, we were left with a beautiful, glossy surface that we absolutely love.
It is amazing what a little effort and paint can do to revamp a room in need of some help!
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  • Lila
    on Apr 9, 2019


    what type and colour paint did you ise?

  • Tiffiney
    on Jul 13, 2019

    Does it matter WHAT TYPE of primer, paint & What did you use for a TOP COAT?? I'm about to do mine & what Iv read is use the CRAFTERS ACRYLIC.. I too am going w black but I'd like to add marbling & IDK nothing about a TOP COAT😳 PLEASE Tell me what you used. They look GREAT!! I want mine to look that great!!?? Waiting for your reply.. Thank You!! 😃

    • Kay
      on Aug 25, 2020

      25+ years ago I did this. Kilz as a primer. regular flat wall paint and 3 coats of poly. Looked great for the 12 years, before I could afford a new kitchen. VERY FEW surfaces will withstand a hot pot. Formica is also not one of them.

  • Christine
    on Sep 28, 2019

    Why didn't you use a foam roller for a smooth finish?

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