To paint Formica countertops, you’ll need to use a strong durable paint like laminate paint, interior acrylic paint, or a two-part epoxy paint that’s water based.
Once you have your paint, apply 2 coats of a primer, which will help the paint adhere to the countertops.
Let the primer dry after each coat.
Can I paint over Formica cabinets?
Rather than replacing the cabinets, paint over the Formica to give it a fresh look. Formica requires a bit more preparation than wood when it comes to painting since its surface is not porous like plain wood. A specialty primer or paint designed for slick surfaces is required.
What kind of paint do you use on laminate cabinets?
Pick a paint that is designed to work with laminate surfaces. We suggest Cabinet Rescue, a product made specifically for painting laminate. It comes in white but can be tinted colors such as almond, light gray or beige.
How do you refinish Formica?
Start by sanding the entire countertop and backsplash / lip areas to rough the surface up a little and help the paint stick permanently. Then, wipe away any debris and clean the surface with a mild soap and water. Wait for the surface to completely dry before moving onto the next step.