You can start painting the countertops as soon as the primer is completely dry. Mix and pour some paint into the paint tray and use a new paint roller cover to apply it to the laminate countertop. Be sure to overlap each stroke to make sure you keep a wet edge. If you want to make a big impact on your kitchen without a big investment, consider priming and painting your laminate countertops.
Your local paint store can provide you with the best type of paint to use for this project. Many recommend a water-based acrylic primer, paint and topcoat. Acrylic paint dries to provide the hard surface needed for heavy-duty areas, such as countertops, while water-based acrylic paint cleans with water and has few odors. Either way, you'll want to create proper ventilation in your kitchen while you paint.
Turn on a fan or open a window with a mosquito net. Cover the countertop with a highly adhesive oil-based primer with a smooth roller. Allow it to dry completely before proceeding. Drying time will vary based on manufacturer's instructions, but plan 24 hours to ensure the primer is dry and cured.
Using a certain type of paint isn't the key to painting countertops to make them last. I used a combination of leftover wall paint and acrylic craft paint and both were great. You don't need to buy a special countertop paint kit unless you really want to. Patch Any Cracks My formica had slight cracks in two places, so I used wood putty to patch them and fill the area.
Since the cracks I filled in were quite shallow, I didn't need to sand the patched area afterwards, but you might want to use fine-grained sandpaper if your seams aren't smooth. If you use sandpaper, be sure to wipe off fine dust with a damp cloth). If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that I painted my kitchen countertops to look like marble a few weeks ago. Ever since I shared my kitchen makeover a few weeks ago, the number one question I've been asked is how are my painted laminate countertops working.
Hey, I painted the countertops in my kitchen with that same paint (albeit in the color of wheat) and when it dried, I took a little spray paint with rustoleum stone effects and sprayed that thing, then when it dried, I put on 3 coats of polyurethane. I contacted a painter and he sprayed the countertop with white apoxy paint and the countertops were beautiful and lasted more than 10 years before I replaced them.