Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spray Painted Countertops

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!
DIY spray painted countertops!


We had to get creative at the Kay House Reno.

I’ll get into the reasons why in another post, but we had to keep the bathroom vanity.  I was kind of upset about it because it was just so…plain.  It didn’t have a wow factor at all.  The countertop was plain laminate.  Although it was in nice shape, it was just so plain & builder grade!

I’m always on Pinterest looking for ideas & one day a pin popped up about spray painted countertops!  I immediately clicked over & discovered the world of textured spray painted countertops!  But would they work in real life?

I decided I was going to try it with this little vanity!  I knew it would be perfect because the countertop itself is super small, so it would be a good test area.

Here’s what we did:

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

1. Lightly Sand The CountertopFirst, we removed the sink.  Then we gave the entire laminate surface a light sanding.  This roughs up the surface a little bit so the spray paint will adhere better.  We also wiped off the counter so it was clean & nothing would get in the paint.

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

2.  Prep Your Surface
Since we were going to painting the walls & installing flooring, we really didn’t worry a lot about taping things off because there wasn’t much the paint would ruin.  We weren’t sure at the time if we were going to be painting the vanity, so we taped some papers around the edges.  We did put a tape line along the wood part of the vanity to ensure a crisp countertop line.  We also filled the sink hole with thick plastic so the spray paint wouldn’t be flying all over the place!

I will say that when you start spray painting the surface, it really does go all over the place, so it’s best to over prep things!  Tape papers or plastic to the walls, the vanity & even the floor!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

3.  Spray Paint
We used Rust-Oleum American Accents® Stone Spray Paint.

Painting took several coats.  We did a few light coats & built up to the texture we wanted.  We waited a while in between coats to ensure the paint was mostly dry.  It does take a while to dry & it’s so tempting to want to touch it, but don’t do it!  When the paint is wet & it’s touched, it kind of squishes down & messes up the look.  My husband found this out the hard way when he accidently stuck his hand in it!

Also, if you try to paint it again while it’s still wet, it kind of just goes all over the place & doesn’t build up texture.  Waiting until it’s pretty much dry allows the texture to build because you’re painting on top of the previous coat.



spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!
spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!


4.  TopcoatThe paint will definitely chip away if you don’t used a topcoat to seal it in.  At first, we used regular water based polyurethane & gave it a couple coats.  The surface still had a super rough texture from the spray paint & we thought we would be applying polyurethane forever…

Then we found triple thick polyurethane!  It was a game changer & worked perfectly!  We put several coats of that on the countertop until it was smooth!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

spray painted bathroom laminate countertops using rust-oleum american accents textured spray paint!

Overall, I was extremely happy with the results!  It gives the counter a high end look with a low end price!  I even loved it so much that we did the master bath vanity the same way!

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