Epoxy Countertop Coating Over Laminate

Discoloration, stains or damage on your laminate counter may ruin the appearance of your kitchen, however this does not mean that you have to replace the laminate. Epoxy coatings offer homeowners an affordable way if applied correctly and appear fresh , epoxy coatings make a finish that is durable and attractive.

Surface Preparation

You must remove the old finish before you can employ an epoxy coating into your laminate counter. Sand the countertop with 80-grit sandpaper. Sand lightly and evenly till you eliminate the sheen from the surface. When finished, put on rubber gloves and wash off the whole countertop with a mixture of 1 tablespoon trisodium phosphate (TSP) in 1 gallon of warm water to remove dust and residue, then wash the countertop with sterile water. By masking the perimeter of the counter off Shield countertops and backsplashes, and put .

Priming and Mixing

Apply promoter or an adhesion primer into the countertop with a sponge roller, before you mix your epoxy coating. Epoxy coatings require this particular coating to ensure a finish that is durable, but you may also use a primer labeled for use. When the countertop is primed and dry, mix. Mix these immediately before application. Read the label. Avoid mixing too much epoxy, because you can’t keep it.

Painting with Epoxy Coatings

Use your epoxy coating, When the primer cures for the period recommended by the label of the manufacturer. Use a quality natural or a foam roller or synthetic brush to apply a thin coat. Begin at the edges of the counter and spread the epoxy toward the Middle. Await the epoxy to start setting, and while it is still soft, run a metal scraper border throughout the surface to lumps or high spots. Let the first coat to dry apply another coat. When you cover the surface another time, roll throughout the surface from left to smooth the finish. Allow the epoxy to cure before using your countertop. Typically coatings dry to the touch in about 24 hours, but do not fully cure for at least three days.

Finishing Touches

Remove masking tape immediately. Shield your finish by applying a polyurethane topcoat when the surface has completely cured. This may appear initially, but dries clear. Apply a few layers of polyurethane waiting for each coat to dry to the touch before applying the next, and leave the countertop to heal before using.

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