Instead of replacing the laminate countertops in my kitchen and wetbar in my family room, I transformed them with the Rustoleum Countertop Transformation kit. There is also a kit to transform your cabinets. The kit includes almost everything you will need, there are a few items listed on the box that you will need to purchase. The items needed are paint brushes and rollers, paint tray, drop cloths and painters tape.

The kit in the link above covers 25 feet, I purchased a kit that covers 50 feet for $200 at Menards. When I purchased it they were running the 11% rebate special so I will get about $20 back which is about what the extra supplies probably cost.

First you sand the surface with a sanding block that is included to rough up the surface. Then you apply the basecoat and decorative chips. This needs to sit at overnight or at least 12 hours. Within 24 hours it needs to be sanded to make the surface smooth. Once you have it sanded and wiped off you apply the top coat. This needs to sit at least 48 hours to cure. After the 48 hours it can be used for light use but they recommend waiting 7 days for regular use of your countertops.

With drying time it takes a couple of days to complete the process. The box says actually working time is about 4-6 hours which is about right.

In the instructions it recommended having two people working on some steps but I did it alone and it worked fine. I did a section at a time when applying the basecoat and chips.

With the sanding and decorative chips, you end up with a mess on the floor so either have a drop cloth or shop vac handy. I didn’t cover the floor, but it cleaned up easily with the shop vac.

It is an easy and fairly inexpensive way to update your kitchen or other countertops in your home.

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Nancy Kvamme

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