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How To Paint Your Laminate Countertops For A Seamless Refresh
While laminate countertops are cost-efficient, low-maintenance, and easy to install, they’re prone to scratches, but you can easily revamp them with a coat of paint.
First, clean your countertops with an ammonia-free kitchen cleaner. Then, prep by removing all appliances and covering up any areas you don’t want to paint.
For the next steps, open the windows and use some fans to improve ventilation. Let your countertops completely dry and then sand the countertop with 150-grit sandpaper.
While sanding, make sure to wear protective eyewear, gloves, and a mask. Then use a damp cloth to clean the surface and let it dry again.
Before painting, apply a coat of primer to the surface to hide its existing color. Let it dry for at least 6 hours or overnight, apply a second layer, and let that dry too.
Once the primer is dry, paint the counter with your chosen color using a paint roller and paintbrush for the nooks and crannies. Apply a second coat after the first has dried.
Lastly, use a sealant, clear acrylic, or resin to ensure the paint lasts longer. Then let it dry completely, and be gentle the first few weeks while the sealant settles in.