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How to Paint a Laminate Countertop

An economical alternative to replacing laminate countertops is to paint over them. Your results will be surprisingly nice if you prepare the surface thoroughly and use a durable oil-based paint and primer.

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  • trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • painter's tape
  • oil primer


  • sandpaper
  • sea sponges
  • paper towels
  • paintbrush
  • rubber gloves
  • tack cloth
  • clean dry cloth