Did you know you could resurface laminate countertops for under $50? It’s true, and I’ll show you how! Now, be gone, ugly laminate counters.
– countertop coating – paint roller – paint brush – sandpaper – old cloth – respirator mask
After the surface is completely clean, start by sanding the entire countertop and backsplash / lip areas to rough up the surface a little and help the paint stick permanently.
Then, wipe away any debris and clean the surface with a mild soap and water (or another non-abrasive cleaner).
Next, tape off any areas that you don’t want the countertop coating to stick to, and make sure to cover the floors with something as well, just in case.
Then, I added painter’s plastic underneath the counter to protect the cabinets below, along with an old sheet on the floor.
Then it’s time to paint. Be sure to start at the back and work your way forward, so you’re not leaning over the paint when it’s wet.
Start with the backsplash lip and paint a thin layer, working your way to the crevices, and then paint about an inch or two on the counter as well to make it easier for the next step.