5 Steps to Painting Laminate Counters

Laminate countertops are hard to paint as it can flake off of them and peel when it is done improperly. Most people would tell you to just leave them alone and not paint them, but there is a way to get around it. Below are the 5 steps to painting laminate countertops in the proper fashion.

1. Use some water diluted ammonium based cleaning solution to scrub the countertops clean. Make sure that you don’t leave any dirt, dust, or grime that could cause the paint to appear uneven and not stick.

2. Apply blue painter’s tape around the countertop so that you don’t paint something that you don’t mean to.

3. Purchase a high quality bonding primer to paint over the laminate countertops. This will help the paint stick to it so it won’t flake off.

4. Wait until the primer has dried before you finally apply your paint. To get the best results, you may want to look into getting a Paint Zoom paint sprayer. It layers the paint on in a thick, quick, and professional fashion so long as you know how to use it. You can find reviews of Paint Zoom on the internet. If anything goes wrong with it, the internet is also a good place to find Paint Zoom fixes.

5. The last step is to apply a seal over the dried paint. It usually takes about three coats of either a satin or high gloss seal to give it that shimmery look. It will take around a day to dry between each coat, but the end result is well worth the wait. You’ll have professional looking laminate countertops in no time!

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