Change the Color of Your Worn Countertop With Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations
Countertops Make or Break a Kitchen
Laminate countertops are a popular choice amongst homeowners, condo dwellers and apartment residents. Laminate comes in an array of colors to match any design theme in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. Laminate is a much less expensive alternative to high priced stone, granite or marble countertops. Unfortunately, laminate doesn't wear as well as other types of countertop materials. Replacing the countertop can be an expensive projects costing well into the thousands of dollars.
Solid surface countertops are another popular choice. Solid surfacing lasts and lasts usually much longer than the appeal of the color. Suddenly, terra cotta orange or grass green is no longer an appealing choice in the kitchen. Oftentimes this realization results in a forehead slap and the barely audible 'what was I thinking" comment. Don't worry - colors can be changed.
Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations offers a much less expensive and easier alternative to replacement - all in a convenient box.
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Is Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformation Hard to Do?
The process itself is not overly difficult, but it is time consuming. The key to any home improvement project is preparation and this product is no exception.
The preparation involves a thorough cleaning with a degreasing agent or detergent. Do not use any abrasive product including scouring powders or steel wool. Any type of paint requires this process because grease and oils interrupt paint's adhesion to any surface. Allow the countertop to dry thoroughly.
After the countertop has dried - protect edges of the countertop that meet the walls or cabinets with blue painter's masking tape.
Look for nicks and chips in the laminate surface and fill them in with a clear epoxy filler.
Lightly sand the entire surface that will be painted with 220-grit sandpaper wrapped around a sanding block.
Wipe the countertop with a tack rag to pick up all of the excess dust.
That's your preparation! - Not too difficult, but it is necessary.
How About Changing the Color of a Corian Countertop?
YES! You can. Decorator colors change with time and so can your Corian.
Fix cracks, chips and depressions with epoxy
Applying Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations
Cut around the edges and corners with a paintbrush and then roll on the first step paint with a foam roller.
Depending on the color you have chosen you may have to sprinkle chips of a colored material over the surface to achieve a stone look.
Seal the countertop with the sealant provided in the Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations kit.
Watch How Easy Rust-Oleum Transformations is To Apply
Use the right paint rollers and brushes for the best results
Does Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations Paint Last?
After waiting three to seven days, depending on the type of kit you purchased, you can begin using your countertop.
Yes, it does last. You can use and clean your countertop just as you did before. It is water and chemical resistant. Many would think paint would chip and peel away - this is not the case with Rust-Oleum.
Use care when setting hot items on the countertop - protect the countertop with trivets or another heat protection pad.
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Rust-Oleum Transformation Kits
The Final Word on Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations
It is well worth tacking this DIY project. The results are amazing.
The coating lasts.
Patience is the key to success with this painting project.
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