How to Paint Laminate Bathroom Countertops
Laminate bathroom counter are out of date, but replacing them can be costly. For an inexpensive alternative, you can give your bathroom a fresh look painting your counter tops.
Step 1 - Clean
Clean the laminate thoroughly with a solution of ammonia and water. Throughly scrub away the soap scum and other debris. Allow the laminate to dry thoroughly.
Step 2 - Sand and Tape
Use fine grit sandpaper to rough the surface so that the primer and paint will adhere well. Use a rag to wipe away the residue, then apply painter's tape over the surrounding area.
Step 3 - Prime and Paint
Using the paintbrush, apply a coat of bonding primer. Pay special attention to the corners. Allow it dry, then you will be ready to paint. To apply the paint using a small roller for a smooth finish. Apply a thin coat, allow it to dry, and add a second coat. Allow the second coat to dry before proceeding.
Step 4 - Polyurethane
Apply 2 coats of polyurethane to the new finish with a paint roller. Allow it to dry completely between coats. The polyurethane will protect the finish, make it easy to clean, and give it a lovely sheen.