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Change the Color of Your Worn Countertop With Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations

Updated on October 9, 2012

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.

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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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.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Protecting Surrounding Surfaces Yields More Professional Results

Change Your Countertops for The Better

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    • Elias Rufus profile image

      Elias Rufus 2 years ago from Bronx, New York

      I had no clue that granite counter-tops can lose their luster. I would assume that you would want to prep the granite with a quick soap over, before applying any coating. Then the dust from the stone will not settle within the minute cracks of the counter-top.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      i prefer maybe, a mix of white and gray... :)) granite's my bestfriend!

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      cgbroome 5 years ago

      I have known about this product for a while now. It's good to see it demonstrated. Thank you.

    • Gayle Dowell profile image

      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Didn't know that this existed. Looks like a great product.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I like the results! Thumbs up:-)

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Great idea. thanks for sharing

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      This looks great.

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      dessertlover 5 years ago

      This is cool! I didn't know this was an option!

    • Ardyn25 profile image

      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      This is awesome, great info. It's much cheaper than having to get new counter top.

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      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      Good idea :-)

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      This sounds like a great idea.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I've seen this done on TV and I wondered myself if it would last. Way less expensive then new counter tops. Thanks for the information.

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      I didn't know they made this product. What a great idea. Now if I could just find something to round the edges of my square (very old) counter top, I'd get right on it!

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      Sharon Berry 5 years ago from Michigan

      I love my kitchen but don't like my "cheap" looking countertops. This sounds like something I could do and the price is right. Thanks for the info.

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      Escapes2 5 years ago

      @lollyj lm: Yes, you are capable! It's really not a difficult DIY project.

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      Oh yes. My countertops need help!! Not sure hubby or I are capable of doing a Rustoleum makeover, but it's certainly cheaper than the other options.

      Thanks for the info.

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      My countertops are embarrassing badly in need for a change. Thanks for these suggestions.

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      Escapes2 5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Using Rust-Oleum Transformations is a great way to get looking new again.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      It's so nice to get this info. My countertops need some work.

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      Escapes2 5 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: It is a great product.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for introducing us to this product. I never heard of it before.