Asked on Aug 07, 2015

Has anyone used Rustoleum Countertop Paint?

by CK
I'm one of those odd-bods who's not necessarily a fan of granite. ;-) Have you used Rustoleum's Countertop Paint? I like the look of one color countertops...something that resembles slate. If you've used this, what are your comments/remarks/etc? Thanks HT readers :-)
  20 answers
  • Carol Claremont Carol Claremont on Aug 07, 2015
    I agree with you about the granite - would not have it in my house. I worked at Home Depot in appliances, kitchens and paint and did hear from a couple of people that were very pleased with the results of this product. Everyone says the same thing - the prep work really makes a difference in the outcome so follow directions. Hope this helps a little.
  • CK CK on Aug 07, 2015
    I was going to use it at our former house but couldn't figure out how to wait 3 days to use the counters! Hahah! If I decide to do this, I'll just have to figure out how to wait the recommended time ;-) Thanks for you input :-)
  • S.gwin S.gwin on Aug 08, 2015
    Used in on a bathroom counter. And was pleased. It lasted till I replaced the vanity 5years later.
  • Sue P. Sue P. on Aug 08, 2015
    We used it on a countertop in our basement where there was a small sink. My husband always had a lot of fishing stuff and tools on the countertop and we never noticed any chipping or peeling with this product. We no longer live in that house, so don't know how it looks now, but for the 6 years we were there, it looked fine.
  • CK CK on Aug 08, 2015
    Yikes! We too being in ND and it getting closer to colder weather and after reading your blog post......I think I'll pass ;-) Thanks for a very detailed post!
  • Suzi willis Suzi willis on Aug 08, 2015
    Yes, I used the Rustoleum Countertop Paint on my mid-70's ugly avocado counters. I watched the DVD that came with the kit (I used the beige) It took my husband and me two days and it is totally worth it!We did it a year ago and it has held up very well.
  • Linda Jackson Linda Jackson on Aug 08, 2015
    yes and it is durable and looks very good
  • Pamela Goodman Pamela Goodman on Aug 08, 2015
    It is wonderful. Used as directed on kitchen countertop over old laminate. That was a year ago and it still looks great. Best $20 I ever spent.
  • Cathy Dallman Cathy Dallman on Aug 08, 2015
    Did it for a bachelor friend of mine. Turned out great, but he would occasionally use the countertop as a cutting board. The next time I do it, I will put several coats of poly on it.
  • Linda Linda on Aug 08, 2015
    I did but i wanted the counter tops to look like wood so i went over it with black and used a graining tool they look great everyone says they look like wood and i get compliments all the time
  • CK CK on Aug 08, 2015
    I think I may have to keep this in mind :-) Maybe the key is to make sure it's done in spring/summer or fall when windows can be open.....and then make sure to have take out food for 3 days so as not to use the countertops :-)
  • Bobbie P Bobbie P on Aug 09, 2015
    Yes I redid my bathroom and use this it works as stated. It does have a strong order so air flow is a must.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Aug 09, 2015
    I wrote"Rustoleum Countertop Paint" in the search box above. There are several projects with Rustoleum Countertop Paint that can give you an idea of how it's done and how they last. Good luck.
  • Deb Carney Blecha Deb Carney Blecha on Aug 09, 2015
    It is beyond critical to have ventilation.. I have an oil based perfume, it eats right through the finish. But beyond that it has lasted over a year. I am going to try a touch up.
  • JuliaGulia JuliaGulia on Oct 23, 2015
    Love love it!! I used it on my rental countertops over formica butcher block almost 3 yrs ago..still looks great. Just lightly hand sanded it and start painting. Not much niece also did her countertops and it sold her house. I paint everything with Rustoleum..even my pontoon! Looks great!
  • JuliaGulia JuliaGulia on Oct 24, 2016
    Yes I painted my countertops about 5 yrs ago and it's AWESOME!! I painted over faux butcher block formica stuff..just lightly hand sand..wipe seriously takes may half an hour..soooo easy!!
    • CK CK on Oct 24, 2016
      Did the smell bother you? They say this stuff is really stinky?
  • Judy Gilland Judy Gilland on Mar 04, 2018

    I did my bathroom 2 yrs ago and love it ! Sponge blended diff colors over it and a couple of coats of polyurethane. 😃👍🏼

    Windows open and a fan on to speed drying time Helps. Kitchen counters next

  • Faith Faith on Oct 07, 2019

    Can I do a marble look on my countertops with rust-oleum paint.

  • Karen Karen on Jun 29, 2020

    Can you use it on a plywood countertop?