How can I restore color to my laminate countertop?

by Mar7463897
Finish has rubbed off in spots due to standing water and rubbing.
  6 answers
  • Teresa Teresa on Jun 16, 2016
    Sorry to read that but I have to say that is what happens to laminate as it ages. I have found some products to use for counter tops to refinish them. I am thinking of redoing my moms counters with a Rust-oleum product. This one is the lower end product it just is one color good price. but the next one is what I want to use its about150.00 and can make the counter look really nice. I have read a lot of good reviews. Good luck hope it helps.Teresa The next is what I want to do it makes it look like granite.
  • CK CK on Jun 16, 2016
    Well actually you really can't 'renew' worn spots on laminate countertops if you're seeing white patches or any other color that's not like the rest of the original countertop. You can do a variety of painting fixes (both DIY versions and commercial options). You'll find a host of ideas right here on HT :-)
  • Sonia Burrows Sonia Burrows on Jun 17, 2016
    Connie is right. You can't renew it. I had a similar situation except my was caused by a housesitter using a wrong cleaning product and it de-laminated it. I had to replace it as I was told it wasn't fixable other than doing a paint job as Mechcraft suggested. But that wasn't acceptable to me considering it was only a couple of years old and the damage wasn't done by me.
  • Yvette Robitaille-Aube Yvette Robitaille-Aube on Jun 18, 2016
    I had the same problem so first I lightly sanded the entire countertop and then wiped it and made sure it was dry.. Then I went out and bought laminate paint one and then another good coat and let it dry an hour..between.... With a little gold and black paint I added a few spackles.. then i took some glitter hair spray and gave it a light coating.... dry overnight.. the next day I gave it a very light sanding and wiped away all the residue ... lastly with a light sanding between coats. I apply 3 coats of clear varathane to the counter.... it was a weekend project but that was seven years ago and the counter looks beautiful still
  • Clou77 Clou77 on Jun 19, 2016
    Just a total thought out of the blue, but I wonder if Unicorn SPit would work? Might even be able to create a marble design if you don't want just a solid color. Then apply a few coats of urethane. I'd let each coat dry 24 hrs and very lightly sand in between coats. Again, just a thought. I'm going to look into it. If anyone else has info on whether or not they think Unicorn SPit would work, please share!
  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on Jun 21, 2016
    Rust-Olem has a countertop paint that is excellent. I painted my formica counters 10 years ago and it's just now beginning to need refreshing. The only drawback is that the colors are limited. Now it will stain with wet plastic bag print but bleach takes care of it. It's very easily applied with a smooth roller. One coat is that's needed usually and no sealer needed either.