Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jeanieb Labor-Intensive Solution
We were planning to use this on a large vanity top that needed replaced. After reading the instructions and reading other reviews on this product my husband decided he would test it on something small first. After testing on a small piece we decided that it was not going to be a long-term solution for the vanity. The smell was overwhelming and it never seemed to dry completely.
May 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDKevin It won't fool anyone, but it is a nice facelift
This is a good way to do a give a new look to an outdated counter top. You won't fool anyone however. It does not look like stock lamination but it is surprisingly durable. It has a nice matte finish when its all cured. It is not 100% smooth and has occasional waves which I think are unavoidable. It has a thick epoxy feel which is nice. If you try to drag a finger nail across it a faint noticeable line is left but the coating doesn't budge. Overall, its strong and durable, but you will not be able to pass it off as stock laminate. No questions asked make sure surface is clean and you use a foam roller or you will have lint everywhere. It smells terrible. You will get a headache. If you are using this on currently mounted cabinets, do it in the summer so you can leave the windows open for 3 days during the curing period.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by busterjean Great product at a great price!
Sand, fill in chips and holes, sand again, paint and I added $5 paint chips I found on sale and did a clear finish and it came out fantastic! Don't pay hundreds of $$$$.I have never done anything like this before and it was so simple.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diane Black Satin Countertop Interior Paint
I have tried this product and so far I am very pleased with it. I have only done a section of my countertops, but I really like the way it looks. It does take a little time and patience. I put one coat on and let it dry for about an hour and then touched up places i didn't get covered very well. It all blended perfectly. So far I am very pleased with the way it looks. I'm waiting for the weather to warm up a bit more so I can open windows as this product does have very strong fumes. I would recommend this product.
December 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYDiva Looks great!
Love the color, Hate you have to buy 2 cans, however, when my BF decided he could do better, he used all the product so glad we had two. I would have been happy with the first coat, if all the thicker areas had leveled out.
Had problems rolling on with the recommended roller, used a brush which was better except for the extra heavy areas. Product didn't blend well being applied with areas covered. BF thought it needed sanded and clear coated.
I had used this product three years ago with a gray, it seemed easier to work with. This black seemed to be more thick and less friendly.
I know my sister also used this product, different color (wheat-she loved it with her green cabinets). she also indicated some application issues and had to apply two coats.
moral: don't let the guys do this job, they want to work faster than this product would allow.
Don't apply with fan or A/C blowing on it.
September 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DoItYourselfMom Disappointed
I was thrilled initially to find this product, but within a week it was chipping...I used 2 coats and had to apply a 3rd coat a month later in hopes that would give it more strength. I cannot work on my countertops without having a towel on the surface as it is not durable at all. Very disappointing.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tnaupdate Excellent product
I am updating my linoleum counter tops-- I am using an idea I read to prep first with the Rustoleum product and then apply blackboard paint. The prep went well-- I am very satisfied with this phase of the update and when the 3 day "cure" is completed I will then paint over the countertop prep. Frankly the Rustoleum Black Satin is very good looking on its own. I received it very quickly from HomeDepot on line. Very pleased!
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilrabbit Appears to be durable and is easy to apply
I had ordered this to refinish a laboratory counter in a middle school science lab. The countertop was made of epoxy coated MDF, and was scarred from years of hard use. I had intended to sand down the damaged surface and then recoat it with this, but a better solution of replacing the counter top was offered, which I didn't want to turn down.
So I applied a test coat of this material to a 12" square scrap of MDF. It coated the MDF well, and created an apparently durable finish. I applied it with a disposable foam roller, which worked well, but for larger surfaces, I think an HVLP sprayer might give better results.
I think it would work well for refinishing the lab counters. If I were to do that, I would probably make my own filler of epoxy and microballoons and then, after sanding the entire surface to smooth it out and to give some tooth to the substrate, coat it with a rattle-can primer. I would ask/suggest that Rustoleum use their website to post a more thorough set of material use guidelines for people who need to refinish a badly damaged lab table or counter top, but that is not a criticism of the product.
Overall, it appears to be a good product which achieves the finish promised. I would recommend it.
November 14, 2014