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Dave Sal 05-21-2020 10:19 PM

Removing countertop paint
 
Hey guys,

A few years ago my wife decided she wanted to paint over the laminate kitchen countertop. I reluctantly agreed. When she finished the job I immediately hated it, and after a couple of years I think she also realizes that it's not a good look. I was wondering what would be the best way to strip this paint off without filling the house with noxious fumes. I've started using a razor scraper in a small spot but that gets old real quick. Any advice is appreciated.

67IreneRoad 05-21-2020 10:56 PM

Re: Removing countertop paint
 
There is no way to clean off paint off the counter and make it look good. Time to go to HD for new tops. Not that expensive

mark sr 05-22-2020 04:41 AM

Re: Removing countertop paint
 
maybe if you laid soaking wet towels on the top it might allow you to scrape it off easier - maybe

huesmann 05-22-2020 10:08 AM

Re: Removing countertop paint
 
What kind of paint did you use?

Dave Sal 05-22-2020 10:51 AM

Re: Removing countertop paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by huesmann (Post 6167779)
What kind of paint did you use?

I think it was "Rustoleum Countertop Transformations". It's been a few years so not 100% sure though.

I thought this would be an easy fix but I guess not. I may have to buy new countertops instead. Oh well, I'm gonna build new cabinet doors anyway.

Gymschu 05-22-2020 07:10 PM

Re: Removing countertop paint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Sal (Post 6167845)
I think it was "Rustoleum Countertop Transformations". It's been a few years so not 100% sure though.

I thought this would be an easy fix but I guess not. I may have to buy new countertops instead. Oh well, I'm gonna build new cabinet doors anyway.

The Rustoluem stuff is oil-based and next to impossible to remove. I would suggest painting over it with a color you like, but, that might not work well either. Agressive sanding with an orbital will spew dust everywhere. I'm voting for a new countertop, also!:smile:


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