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Old 05-21-2020, 10:19 PM   #1
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Removing countertop paint


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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.
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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
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maybe if you laid soaking wet towels on the top it might allow you to scrape it off easier - maybe
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What kind of paint did you use?
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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.
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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!
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