I’d like to refinish my plastic laminate countertop with countertop paint. My laminate has a textured surface, will the texture cause problems when refinishing? -Craig
There are several products made specifically for refinishing plastic laminate countertops which work well, including Giani Granite Countertop Paint and Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating. With both products you should:
- Paint Countertop: Apply the countertop paint following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Countertop paint should work fine on textured laminate, though the texture will tend to show through. You may be able to remove some or all of the textured look by applying several coats of countertop primer or paint, sanding lightly with fine sandpaper between each coat to fill in the textured surface.
Be sure to allow the each coat of the primer/paint to dry and harden completely before sanding and applying another coat.
Good luck with your project,
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