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Rust-Oleum Specialty

Model # 246068

Internet # 202820906

Store SKU # 477259

1 qt. Countertop Tintbase Kit

$19.98 /each
  • Renews and restores laminate surfaces easily
  • Moisture and scratch resistant
  • Tintable to 16 colors allowing coordination with room elements

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Product Overview

Tired of looking at that old Countertop. With Rust-Oleum Countertop coating, you can renew laminate countertops, cabinets and furniture. In addition, it contains HomeShield Antimicrobial Protection which will protect the painted surface by inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew and other odor or stain causing microbes.

California residents: see  Proposition 65 information

  • Easy to apply, one-part system
  • Scrubbable, washable, moisture and chemical resistant against common household items
  • Covers up to 25 sq. ft.
  • Quick and easy countertop solution that is tintable to 16 colors
  • Rust-preventive finish for industrial applications
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size 
1 QT-Quart 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
25 

Details

Application Method 
Brush,Roller 
Application Method 
Roller and brush 
Coating Product Category 
Paint 
Color Family 
Whites 
Color/Finish 
Off white - tintable 
Dry to touch (min.) 
60 
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type 
Faux/Decorative Paint 
Interior/Exterior 
Interior 
Mildew Resistant 
Yes 
Paint & Primer in One 
No 
Paint/Stain Base Material 
Acrylic 
Paint/Stain Clean Up 
Mineral Spirits 
Paint/Stain Key Features 
Primer Required,Mildew Resistant 
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type 
Cabinet & Countertop 
Primer required 
Yes 
Sheen 
Flat/Matte 
Time before recoating (hours) 
24 
Tint Base 
Base 1 
Transparency 
Solid 

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would it yield better lasting results (still short term, of course) if we did a coating of poly after applying this product?

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March 29, 2013
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greensboro nc
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March 22, 2014
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i wouldn't use poly.
Being a faux paint artist, I used some of the best clear coats i know of and they just do not hold up to standing water that you get in a kitchen or bathroom.
I don't think it's necessary with the Rustoleum Counter Top paint because it is an epoxy paint which has a rubbery water resistance to it.
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February 17, 2014
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Nope. The product is designed to be used just as is, the issue with adding a poly is that most of them aren't food safe or they will react with other epoxys . the product does really well as is. it does state to keep your countertops looking great not to set hot things down because it will cause the area to become compromised.
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Middleburg, Florida
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November 28, 2013
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No. You'll probably get a chemical reaction between the coatings. Further, this product once cured is superior to poly products.
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November 21, 2013
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The answer would depend on the type of clear coat you are using. Some epoxy coats can get scratched and are hard to fix, whereas this Countertop paint dries very hard. You might want to try painting some trivets with this paint, finishing one with a poly coat, then use them in your kitchen to see how they hold up before making the full commitment to coat your entire countertop.
I used Parks Super Glaze Read More
The answer would depend on the type of clear coat you are using. Some epoxy coats can get scratched and are hard to fix, whereas this Countertop paint dries very hard. You might want to try painting some trivets with this paint, finishing one with a poly coat, then use them in your kitchen to see how they hold up before making the full commitment to coat your entire countertop.
I used Parks Super Glaze over the Countertop Coating and it looks beautiful, but I am cautious with the surface and would never cut anything on it. Read Less
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Antioch, TN
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November 6, 2013
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A coating of poly is not needed only the required amount of curing time. You are going to be impress, I was.
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May 17, 2013
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I don't know why you could not add poly to it. Check with someone at your local store for sure.
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March 29, 2013
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Hey there ALC,
While I have heard of people using additonal topcoatings upon their countertops, I can't say that I have run into anyone needing to apply anything additional to this product. This epoxy topcoat is very durable given that you care for the finish as well.
As with any topcoat treatment, you'll want to be sure to use a cutting board for when working with knives or other sharps and make use a Read More
Hey there ALC,
While I have heard of people using additonal topcoatings upon their countertops, I can't say that I have run into anyone needing to apply anything additional to this product. This epoxy topcoat is very durable given that you care for the finish as well.
As with any topcoat treatment, you'll want to be sure to use a cutting board for when working with knives or other sharps and make use a trivet or other protective material for hot cookwares on the finish.
- Jay Read Less
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Will this product cover burns and scratches in a laminate counter?

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February 15, 2013
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March 22, 2014
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It did mine.
If the scratches are light, just lightly sand with FINE GRIT sandpaper ( no pressure on sandpaper)
If it's actually a gouge, try the Roberts Laminate Repair kit also sold at HD. Fill in sand, Fill again, sand again, as many times as you need to, use a sanding block.
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March 9, 2014
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It will cover them, but will not fill them in. If there is an indentation, you will still be able to see it. It is very thick, so small scratches will be covered, but not deep scratches.
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February 17, 2014
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Sure will, I had cuts, gouges, holes that I spackled first then primered over before using this product. if you do the prep work you will be really happy
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Will cover-but, make sure surface is smooth before coating. Go over spots with fine sandpaper.
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It will cover burns and light scratches as long as they are light (not deep). If you have indentations or heavy scratches I would recommend filling them in and sanding smooth before using the countertop coating. It is very thick and covers well in one coat, but you may wish to use more than one coat.
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Yes, it should cover with two coats depending on how deep the scratches are and the color of tint you use.
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February 19, 2013
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Rust-Oleum Specialty Countertop Coating will cover surface burns. The deep scratches must be filled with a filler like Zinsser Ready Patch (model#: 04424) prior to applying the new coating.
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What kind of primer is recommended for this product?

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No primer is needed nor would it serve any purpose. Apply two coats of the product.
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No primer is necessary. Make sure your counters are clean and free of grease. That's all you need to do.
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any good oil based primer is going to work the best, do not use water based because of the difference in chemicals you wont have a good bonding surface
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If you need to prime use latex to avoid a reaction.
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My local Home Depot recommended Zinsser Cover Stain because I was finishing bare wood countertops. The Zinsser Cover Stain is tintable so I had it tinted in a color very similar to the Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating I would be using and it worked very well.
However if you are covering a laminate surface, such as an old countertop, Rust-oleum says no primer is necessary.
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You do not need a primer as it was explained to me. Works fine with no primer.
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January 25, 2013
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Hey there bknowes,
If you're going over laminate or vinyl, then no primer is required for the job using this product. If by chance you are working on a wood surface, then you will use the Painter's Touch Flat White Primer.
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Re: Rust-Oleum's Countertop Coating.I'm a little confused about where you find the color selection to mix in with the coating. Is it sold separately?

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On the box there is a chart showing the 16 different colors it can be tinted. You just tell your Home Depot paint department what color you want and they will tint it for you at no extra charge.
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No, show the color that you want to the people at the paint counter and they will mix it for you. The 16 colors are on the box.
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No. They have the tint options at the paint counter and mix it up for you. However, this product fails to meet any of the advertised benefits, except that changing the color temporarily just looks better.... until you attempt to use it. At that point, it becomes apparent that an all-in-one step product just doesn't properly seal, so with normal usage you will begin to build significant scratches, Read More
No. They have the tint options at the paint counter and mix it up for you. However, this product fails to meet any of the advertised benefits, except that changing the color temporarily just looks better.... until you attempt to use it. At that point, it becomes apparent that an all-in-one step product just doesn't properly seal, so with normal usage you will begin to build significant scratches, discoloration and marks within the first 24 hours. Read Less
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The color selection is on the box. The paint department mixes it to the color you want before you pay for it and leave the store. (just like a regular can of paint you'd have tinted)
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September 24, 2012
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I bought the kind that can be tinted, it gives you the color options right on the top. I chose the lighter tintable base, but they do have a dark tintable base as well. Love the results!!
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The colors are on the box and mixed at the paint counter in your local Home Depot.
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September 1, 2012
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Model # 246068, Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating is a tint base. Simply select the color of your choice from the top of the box and bring it to the paint counter to be tinted.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Quality for the $$$ I had no problems applying the coating. I read everything carefully first (after reading the reviews). I thought it would be super thick the way some were saying it dried so fast. Although fast drying, it does not dry immediately. I cleaned the countertops with TSP first. The number one advice I would give is to take your time. Do not be in a rush. Apply coating in the same direction. I applied the trim with a small, good, brush first. Then, I rolled on the coating in small sections at a time. If you go slow, take your time, you should have no problems. If you are looking for new countertops with not one streak mark, you need to purchase new countertops. This was a vast improvement for our countertops which were dated and worn. We were putting our house up for sale and could not afford new countertops. We have had them coated for 4 weeks now and no chipping, bubbling, etc. We are careful with them as I do not believe they are designed to stand up the same as our old laminate countertops. You do need good ventilation with windows open and fans going when applying and afterwards for a few hours so apply on a nice day. It took two coats and I waited over an hour to apply the second coat. May 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of time.... We tried this product to squeeze a few more seasons out of the counter tops at our summer place. They were an awful blue, but otherwise in decent condition. We sanded, cleaned with TSP and followed the directions to the letter. Do NOT attempt to reapply with an hour or even 24 as the label states!!! First tried to touch up thin areas within the hour time frame but the paint just lifted off. So we waited until the next day to apply the touch ups. Left it to cure for 2 weeks (weekend place) and upon returning we could see EVERY touch up and roller stroke. It stains with water, chips off easily and even had a ring left from a warm plate of pancakes! Do NOT waste your time or money!!! October 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product.... Super easy for a new DIY'er and very resilient! I was getting ready to have new flooring, a new backsplash and some other items installed in my kitchen. I thought I would just use this product as a quick fix to last me maybe a year or so and then invest in a new countertop (For $20, I figured, at the time, that they would only stay good for about that long). Boy, was I wrong. I didn't use any TSP or anything on the counters just gave them a really good washing and drying. And rolled it on with a small paint roller as suggested. I had a small area (you can see in the picture) where a piece of the counter had been chipped out. I patched that and painted over it and you can't even tell where that spot ever was. Nearly 4 years now and they still look great. Sometimes, if I've leave a wet dish on the counter, the area leaves a mark but, if I wipe it down and let it dry again, it is gone. I would absolutely use again. December 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Complete waste of money I wish I could go back and not buy this. First, the scent is so strong that even with my windows open, a fan in one window to pull air out, AND paint masks we still had to leave the house for several hours after painting. Second, you look at the paint wrong and it will chip. After weeks of having time to harden it still chips if you so much as sit a plate down on it hard. Also, after washing some dishes and setting them on a towel to dry, the moisture made the paint bubble up. I tried lightly patting/ rubbing at the paint to get it to flatten out and guess what? Yup. It chipped off. Complete waste of money. I wish I could give this negative stars. April 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Goes on nicely, but doesn't hold up The paint was really easy to apply, but within a few days the paint chipped. You also can't use any heat products if you have this paint on your counter. I learned the hard way by putting my flat iron on the counter and it melted right through. Ended up replacing the entire vanity. June 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Streaky I wanted the look of cement and I got the look of painted countertops. The can and the very nice guy at Home Depot really sold me on it but the final result is not great. I followed the directions to the letter. 3 coats and crazy bad smell later is a cheap looking product. A bit bummed. June 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Looked nice until you try to use it. I was looking to freshen up our laminate countertops with a new surface and color. I did multiple applications and let it dry for over 7 days. At that point I had left a 5 pound container sit on the countertop over night and when I moved it there was marking molded into the countertop. It looks like I didn't let it set at all but it had been completely free to dry for over a week. Now I have to completely refinish the countertops AGAIN! A complete waste of time, money and work. I do not recommend. September 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't dry/set/harden. I was excited to try this product but am very dissatisfied with the end result. I let the counters dry for a whole week before putting anything on them. I noticed a ring left behind after setting a glass down & leaving it for a bit and when I used my crockpot & toaster oven, the heat from them melted the paint underneath! Not ideal for anyone who can't wait more than 3 weeks for the paint to harden or set. April 22, 2016
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