|Forum topic by AAANDRRREW||posted 01-04-2016 02:50 PM||453 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
01-04-2016 02:50 PM
Forgive me if I am straying too far away from traditional woodworking/finishing, but I am curious if anyone has ever painted a laminate countertop – either with DIY style products or the kits like rustoleum makes.
I have some kitchen countertops that are kind of ugly. The wife found a few blogs where the blogger scuffed up the finished, used either homemade chalk paint (some latex paint w/ plaster of paris) and coated it with poly, over the counter chalk paint and poly, or the rustoluem countertop paint/renewal system.
The big rustoleum kit has chips and a 2 part finish and produces a faux granite look. It looks like a lot of work and can be pricey (over $100). rustoleum also makes a countertop paint that is oil based and claims to be one-stop-shop…which gives me reservations about durability and such.
The DIY chalk paint and poly also gives me some reservations – I don’t have a problem sanding and painting, but then it comes to the finish…. What I understand about poly is that the first coat seals the wood and the further coats build up a nice protective finish – but on a laminate countertop, there won’t be any “sealing”, which worries me about adhesion. Also, I am guessing poly will NOT be as durable as laminate, so try as we will, I worry there WILL be nicks, gouges, scratches because our island in our kitchen is for eating family dinner, but it is also used for 101 other things as well.