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Old 06-28-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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We put 2 coats of Rustoleum Countertop Paint and it looks great. Just wondering if we should apply a poly coat for added durability? Any suggestions?

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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That stuff is fairly new to market and I must say of the few places I have seen it applied---mainly to get a house sold---it looked nicer than I expected. Time will tell how it holds up as a kitchen surface.

As for adding coats and things? I think I would lean toward following the manufacturer's recommendations until there are a few more of these type of finishes out there in use? Assuming the Rustoleum product does hold up as promised, the last thing you want is a top coat over the top of it chipping off into your food?

And, that type of product must have both a stated drying time and some sort of estimate for final cure time? You don't want to rush a top coat over that cure process I suspect?


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I would follow the manufacturers specs, if it is listed as an optional step I would do it.

I am a professional but recently took a job where I needed to use the Cabinet transformation kits from Rustoleum and it turned out rather well. I think it was a pretty ambitious diy job.
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Another thing to think about is that if you DO topcoat it with something else, and it pulls up the Rustoleum (or some other problem), you don't have a leg to stand and yell on.

Go by manufacturer's specs, and if the product doesn't perform as it should you might (note MIGHT) get some results.

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I plan on doing this next weekend.

I got the paint in "Ivory" to go over a maurve counter top.

I'll let you know how it went.

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One thing I forgot to mention, although this product is new enough it should not be an issue. Box stores seem notorious for not rotating epoxy and other resin type products in a timely manner. I have encountered many situations where DIY folk bought things like garage floor coating and applied it as directed only to find it would not cure because, one assumes, either part a or part b was beyond the expiration date. MAKE SURE WHEN YOU BUY EXPOXY TYPE PRODUCTS THEY ARE WITHIN THE EXPIRATION DATE or you may have a gooey mess.
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We put 2 coats of Rustoleum Countertop Paint and it looks great. Just wondering if we should apply a poly coat for added durability? Any suggestions?
Hi Amelia,

2 coats of Rustoleum Countertop Paint = 1 coat of base (adhesive) and 1 coat of two-component clear protective finish? If that's the system you used, there'd be absolutely no advantage to applying a coat of poly over the clear protective finish (especially if the poly you're considering is a single component finish). Matter-o-fact, you'd actually create a less durable system by doing so.

Rustoleum's 2 component clear protective finish is, by far, more scratch and mar resistant, and better able to resist the effects of hot water, grease, and chemical-type cleaners.

If you want additional protection beyond the package 2 coat system, simply apply another coat of the 2 component clear protective finish. Best of luck.
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sigh...did it again. Thread was originally posted in June.
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I have nothing productive to say on this topic but...hello aussie wendy
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sigh...did it again. Thread was originally posted in June.
its kind of a new thread anyways we like wendy

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