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Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating for Plastic Laminate

By: Jodi Marks

If the color of your plastic laminate countertops or cabinets are not to your liking, but you don’t want to go to the expense of replacing it, Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating may be the answer.

This special paint covers plastic laminate in a single coat without priming. It can also be used on vinyl, wood, or metal (prime bare wood and metal before applying). Simply clean the surface well with soap and water, lightly sand glossy finishes, then apply Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating using a foam brush and smooth roller.

Allow the coating to cure for three or more days before using the countertop. Rust-Oleum Countertop Coatings contains HomeShield Antimicrobial Protection to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. Apply in a well ventilated area between 50° and 90° F and clean up with xylene.

Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating is available at The Home Depot. Watch this video to find out more.



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  • Robin Says:
    January 13th, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Has anyone painted over the countertop coat? I am looking at the faux designs but have the granite color as a base.

  • DJ Says:
    September 28th, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I used this product in my bathroom. I did sand the countertop and clean it thoroughly but there are some areas with a grit to them. And some areas where I went back with the roller are not smooth. Can I lightly sand my first coat and then apply a second coat. It has been a few weeks since first coat was applied.

  • Rita Says:
    August 26th, 2017 at 7:51 am

    What do you mean “clean up” and what is xylene? Also, is only one coat needed and if not do I have to wait 3 days to apply another? Lastly, do I need to put a top coat on to help in resisting stains?

  • Carol Kosak Says:
    July 30th, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Can I put a coat of polyurethane on the Rust oleum countertop coating After the paint is dry?

  • Leslie Says:
    April 23rd, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    How do I keep from having paint roller lines? I’m so frusterated!

  • Shelie Says:
    January 14th, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Used this in my bathroom… It’s been a week and it’s still soft you lean on it the clothing texture indents in it, but a cup on it it indents a ring… Help! How can I fix this?

  • Eleanor Says:
    December 17th, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I have contact on my worktop. Can I paint it now the contact is lifting.

  • Official Comment:

    Lindsay Hughes Says:
    May 3rd, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Sandra, if the surface is glossy, you should lightly sand it first.

  • sandra Says:
    May 3rd, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I purchased this product. It does not say to sand surface before using. Do I need to sand?

  • Jane Perez Says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Tried this product and was disappointed, coverage wasn’t that great and I got a lot of bubbles. I selected Haystack color and got sage green???

  • Chuck Says:
    August 11th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Can Rustoleum countertop paint coating be sprayed in a HVLP system?

  • alex spungin Says:
    August 9th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Have seen both of your videos for giani and rust o leum fake granite counter tops. which is better and more realistic looking and which is your favorite?

  • sherry Says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    i have just completed the Rustoleum countertop restoration for my kitchen counters.the protective coat looks like it’s not thick enough. can i apply an additional protective coat directly or do i have to sand the entire surface again?

  • Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    October 9th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Paul,
    The space under each article is for comments that visitors would like to post. These can be general comments, feedback about the article, questions about the topic, or answers to questions posted by other visitors or members. While we read all the comments posted and respond when we can, it’s not possible for us to answer every question that’s posted on the site.

  • Paul Hippmann Says:
    October 8th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    We read the questions from readers,above. Where can one read the answers to those questions?

  • Ed Bernier Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I tried the Rust-O-Leum Countertop refinishing product and it worked pretty well. Looks great but there are a lot of little bumps. Like dust that settled on the counter while it was drying. I tried sanding out and painting on another coat but have the same problem. Any idea how to smooth it out without ruining the finish?

  • Joe LaRocca Says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I’ve been waiting for a product like this. Great to cut costs if you have or run a lot of rental properties.

  • John Says:
    March 22nd, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Does it work on a “ceramic” or fake marble counter top?

  • Erin Says:
    October 16th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Tried to pickup a can of Rust-Oleum counter top paint from my local Homedepot, Ace hardware and Lowes but none of these stores carry it (in any color or texture). Tried to have them special order a kit but they would not do it since I only wanted 1 kit. They said they would order if I purchased a case. What a joke.

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Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating for Plastic Laminate