Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 40
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DJack Easy countertop facelift
I painted my countertops black using the countertop paint almost 3 years ago. The process itself was fairly easy, though smelly (don't do this project unless you can open windows). I did my counters in sections because of the long cure time. After it cured, I put a coat of Minwax clear Polyacrylic over it to increase the shine (I like glossy countertops) and durability. I noticed that after I used the Polyacrylic, the finish was much harder than it had been. After 3 years, I am noticing a few chips along the edge, but I can't complain about how it has held up. For $20, my stained countertops got a whole new look, and I've been very happy with the results.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaintingFool AWESOME Paint!
Kitchen has 2 separate WHITE counters, one in great shape the other with chips and cracks; filled those with laminate floor putty kit first sanding between layers, use tackcloth after each sanding. Last layer we used a super glue as filler for the very last fill in.
The secret to getting a beautiful counter is simple.
Degrease, sand lightly with 100 grit sandpaper. Repair any chips or cracks as per above. Use painter's tape to protect sink, stove sides, backsplash etc. Use a DENSE white foam with small roller, plan to discard. A small tip brush is handy for small areas, plan to discard. A must are several small sea sponges, rinse with water and let dry BEFORE using, you will also discard.
First OPEN ALL WINDOWS, use no fan. The odor will dissipate a little more every days. If you are sensitive to odors, wear a mask. Wear a shower cap to keep loose hairs from falling into the wet paint, if you have pets, remove pet hairs with a sticky roller on your shirt.
First coat, roller on and let dry 24 hours, painting at the back, working to front edge, working L to R ( or R to L if that works for you ) Day 2: LIGHTLY SAND ( means NO pressure when sanding ) with fine grit sand paper. Tack off with lint free cloth. Stir paint well and pour a little paint into a small disposable dish, plate etc. The paint should not be deep just enough to cover half of the bottom of tray. Next, dip sea sponge into paint lightly, you don't want the paint dripping off the sponge if you got too much blot it a little on the tray or paper towel. Start at the back as before and sponge over the top of the first coat. The 2nd coat will not take as long nor will it take much paint. Don't worry about the texture, just dab sponge just enough so the texture looks pretty even. Let dry. The texture will flatten out somewhat when dry.
Let dry a third day before using. I use felt protectors on bottoms of anything sitting on it and also chopping block. Use no scour pad, just a damp rag. I also wipe spills when they happen.
Before I used this Rustoleum counter top paint, i had tried artist paints and applied clear poly but that didn't last even a week.
I love this stuff so much SO impressed with it, ( epoxy is rubbery ) that i'm going to use it again in bathrooms.
What i learned about this Rustoleum for Counters, not even dried coffee or tomato sauce stained! Also it seems very water resistant. The Rustoleum and other supplies were less than $30 instead of $500 or more to replace the counter. I got a big drip on my sink could not scrub that off but Citristrip removed it, made my sink shine too.y.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NikoAlla COUNTERTOP
we had old countertops so I purchase this product and also other color, all I can say WOW!!!!!!! was not much oder that I was told will be and was simple and fun to do the work. Will recomended to anyone.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wasanasan Great Product
My elderly aunts kitchen really needed a facelift but she couldn't pay to have it done. We decided to do it for her but coudn't really spare the money to have a professional redo. We opted to try the Rustoleum cabinet transformations, and counter top paint. Worked great not sure what others are complaining about, maybe not doing prep work.
July 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sacornel Good product if you have rental property
I have laminate countertops that are in good shape, but needed a new color. I thought this product would be a cheap way to give my kitchen a new look. After following the directions carefully, I'm not that impressed. I'm left with roller streaks all over the countertop. When there's dim light, the counter looks fine, but once I turn on the under-cabinet lights, you can really see the roller streaks. I recommend this product if have a rental property, painting the counter in the kids room or other area that's not too important. If you're going to use this product, try it with an air sprayer. The paint itself seems to be very durable.
May 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hammy An inexpensive alternative
I chose to do a facelift of my kitchen cabinets instead of replacement. This product gave good results at a much more acceptable price range than replacement
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby WAIT before you recoat
I've used this and it's a good product. There are a couple things worth mentioning. Clean the surface and very lightly sand it with a fine sandpaper. It must be absolutely clean. When applying give the surface a good even coat and LEAVE IT ALONE to dry. Once it has set-up and dried to touch if you see any spots you feel the need to "touch-up" DO NOT TOUCH THEM UP. If you do the area you're touching up will curl and be ruined. Most oil based paints have a re-coat window. For example spray paints state re-coat within 4 hours or 1 week. This product doesn't address re-coat time. It should. In my case I learned the hard way. I recoated too soon, spoiled the finish. To fix it I used a latex paint over the entire surface, let it dry and then re-applied this product. Worked fine. Experimenting on an old counter I found 3-4 weeks would be an acceptable time to re-coat. The product reaches it's prime in a couple months.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cas5683 Cannot wait to use this product again on my new house
I had very ugly hunter green countertops that drove me crazy ... one night I decided I had to do something to fix it so I purchased tan countertop paint. I brought it home and put it on ... I did an ok job making it smooth but didn't like the boring look of one flat color... so I went back and purchased it in chocolate brown and off white and a sea sponge. I sponged on the dark brown and white which made it pop but a little too much for my taste so I sponged the original tan over the top. It came out AMAZING!!!! My father in law who is a finish carpenter came over and asked if I re-laminated my countertops!!!! When I told him they were painted he just had to touch them and was amazed! The counters in my new house (a 1970 mobile home lol) are black in the kitchen and white in the bathroom ... cannot wait to play with this again!! Wish I still had pictures
February 9, 2015