Lightly sand the counter with 150-grit sandpaper and wipe off any dust with a damp cloth.
Prime the entire surface with 100 percent acrylic primer.
When the second coat of primer is dry, paint over it with a couple of coats of latex satin or semi-gloss enamel, allowing each coat to dry before painting another.
What kind of paint do you use on laminate countertops?
Oil-Based Enamels. The most popular choice for painting Formica is oil-based enamel paints. While these paints may require two coats and take slightly longer to dry than other types, they are affordably priced and offer a large color selection.
Can you make laminate countertops look like granite?
Granite is prized for its durability and natural beauty, making it an ideal material for a countertop. True granite countertops are quite expensive since each slab is custom cut, sanded and polished. Laminate countertops are a viable, more affordable alternative, and as such, are far more common.
How do you paint kitchen counters?
If you are painting over a laminate countertop, then you will need to sand down the surface. Wipe away remaining dust, then dry the countertop before painting the countertop with a primer and paint roller. Apply one to two coats of paint and then seal the surface with polyurethane after the paint has dried.