DIY: Painting Laminate Counter Tops with Rust-Oleum

Houses with character, especially older ones, can be quirky and eclectic. Usually that’s a good thing. Sometimes, like in the case of my faux butcher board laminate counter tops, it is most certainly a BAD thing.

My house was built in the mid-1940s and, here and there, previous owners made little updates. I’m glad they kept most of the original charm, but somewhere along the lines, these counter tops entered the picture.

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My husband and I have been talking about replacing them, but before we spent a lot of money doing that, I thought I would give this a try.

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Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating can be tinted to 16 different colors. I selected cobblestone. This is available at most major hardware stores and even our small-town one.

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The whole project came in under $50. I splurged on a good brush, which I would recommend. Also, know that the brush will have to be discarded following the project because the counter coating cannot be fully washed out.

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Make sure to wear gloves when applying the product. It is much harder to remove from skin than regular paint is.

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The counter coating takes three full days to dry, which means you must find a safe home for all counter clutter for three days. And three days means three days. I decided to cheat and try putting a tray on the counter after only two days and ended up touching up that portion.

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I am happy with the finished product. The surface wipes up nicely and any water dripped on the counters just balls up and wipes off easily.

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The final look.

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The best part is, I saved so much money on this part of my kitchen update that I can splurge a little more when it comes to kitchen and dining room flooring, which we plan to order soon. That is one thing I will not be DIY-ing, but I will post photos.

This post was not sponsored by Rust-Oleum, I just like the product.

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