We have just finished painting our countertops with Rust-oleum countertop paint. I have mixed reviews of this product and will try to be as honest as possible. The cost of the paint is $20.00 for the 29 oz can. We used two, the instructions say one can will cover 25 linear feet.
We had laminate counter about 11 or 12 years old, with a few nicks and chips but over all good condition, I had just grown tired of the hunter green.
We have a long counter with a flat top stove and then a large breakfast bar that wraps around, two cans did cover this amount, exactly.
This product goes on very thin so you will need a minimum 3 coats.
Some photos are a little dark but I left them unedited so you could see exactly what I see. Please click directly on photos to enlarge if you need to.
This paint stinks! I don't mean a little it smells absolutely toxic. We unfortunately did not know this and it is January in North Dakota which meant we could not ventilate well enough. Do this in the Spring or Summer if your anywhere North of the Mason Dixon line!! We did run the vent fan, a regular fan and burn candles.....no kidding the candle flames burned 3 inches high...which meant we were probably high too. It STINKS! I highly recommend you do not use this product if you have small children in the house.
No! after 12 hours of dry time we tried to blend in some with a brush, which only left more marks. This is what the area looks like and in the right light is shows up like a blinking banner saying "look at this crappy paint job!"
When all goes well it is an acceptable product. It has a 3 day dry time till it cures and I recommend more because when I placed something on it 4 hours short of that dry time...I got a couple divots. yep!
I cannot recommend nor not recommend this product. I can only give you a summary of what Not to do and what I would recommend you should do.
1. It smells so bad and I believe should have a much heftier warning on the label. Leave the house for a while if you can and only do when you can ventilate well!
2. Use a small find foam roller and be patient, I recommend 4 thin coats which means this will take longer but do NOT rush it and do NOT go too thick!
3. Go ahead and give your surface a light sanding and clean it well, even though not recommended I think it would improve your results.
4. Resist the urge to touch up,work in large areas and keep any needed touch ups very discreet.
5.Increase your dry time to 4 days.
6. When removing tape, run a razor along edge and remove slowly, only use tape made for painting.
7.If you are a perfectionist....stay away from this product.
So what are we going to do about this bad spot....We have decided when we are up for another intoxicating day we will sand it minimally, and place anther thin coat over the top of the entire bottom section. Not excited about that but what else can we do. Until that time, I will look at it only in good lighting and I will drown my frustrations in chocolate cake!
After a couple weeks small nicks and chips began to show all over the counter. I contacted the company and they told me this does not usually happen. I sent them this blog post, they offered to reimburse me for any touch up or redo paint I would buy.
If the only problem area was this trouble spot we had I would maybe be more forgiving but this is chipping everywhere, I use cutting boards and have been very cautious. I even got a 3D ring from a cup of coffee, it was evidently too hot ....a cup of coffee, are you serious!
I now can in NO WAY recommend this product. There are other products available that people seem to be using that are working so do more research. I recommend something in a multi step kit with some prep work.
The Final Solution-
Here is what we ended up doing for now See HERE
blessings and thanks for visiting