What kind of sealer can be used over rustoleum hammered paint?

I have painted my kitchen counters with Rustoleum hammered paint and it looks great but something leaked onto the counter and hours later when I discovered it and wiped, the paint came off with it. What kind of sealer should be used with this type of paint?
q what kind of sealer can be used over rustoleum hammered paint
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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 06, 2017
    You will have to use a food grade sealer. I have butcher block counters and have to use a special beeswax made for counters.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 06, 2017
    You could also call Rust Oleum to ask what they recommend

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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 22, 2020

      Oh Katie,

      I'm so sorry to read that. :( Your counter looks beautiful in the picture. I think I'd be calling them again to see what they will do for you. It seems like they gave you bad advice about their own product so they should somehow compensate you for your time and expense. I have no idea if they will do that, thought. Good luck!

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 06, 2017
    I like polyurethane to seal nearly anything, but letting it cure is essential. That starts with the repair to your countertop. Paint, dry, sand, dry longer, seal, dry two or three complete days before you set anything on the counters. Even letting the sealer cure, use trays under things like a bowl of ice cubes and soda bottles. Always use a chopping board under a knife. Leave a clean dishtowel (or paper towels) out to wipe up spills. 😇

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 06, 2017
    For recommendations I would call Rustoleum.

    Some sources claim that certain paints and chemically treated woods should NOT be used in areas in contact with food, perhaps this could be the case with countertops, not sure.

  • William William on Dec 07, 2017
    Should have use Rust-Oleum counter top paint kit. Did you prep the countertop properly before painting. Clean it properly. Lightly sanding to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint. You can try at least three coats of a water based polyurethane.

    • Linda Harp Linda Harp on Dec 07, 2017
      Thanks William. Yes, I did all that prep. Just didn't use counter top paint, now I need to seal it. Should be fine after that. Thanks again : )

  • KatAych KatAych on Dec 07, 2017
    I painted our kitchen countertops with acrylics. We sealed them with Envirotex Lite, which is very easy to mix and use and self-levels to a good thickness. It is also very shiny. You can find it at craft or home improvement stores and of course, online. Regardless of what you coat it with, always use a cutting board and/or trivets.

  • Rita Hoffmann Rita Hoffmann on Aug 02, 2018

    Hey! I used the countertop paint and wasn't happy with it. I've bought a can of the hammered paint because I think I'll like the texture better. How has yours held up? Did you ever seal it? I'm going to go with poly, I think.

    • Linda Harp Linda Harp on Aug 28, 2019

      I still love the look and it's turned out to be very durable. There are a couple very small chips but all in all, it's been a good experience. never did seal it. The sweet part is..... if it does get damaged... I can just paint over it!

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Aug 28, 2019

    The hammered paint is great! I used it on outdoor metal chairs & I am sealing it with poly. I used hammered paint on my outdoor bench over 3 years ago and it's still holding up.

  • Kortnee McCarthy Kortnee McCarthy on Aug 27, 2020

    How long did you wait before putting things back on your counter? ie. coffee maker, toaster oven etc....