Rust-Oleum Countertops

Give Old Countertops the Look of Granite

Rust-Oleum Countertops

Instead of replacing dirty, dingy, or dated countertops, transform them by giving them the look of granite in about a weekend's time. Rust-Oleum® Countertop Transformations® easily makes countertops look new without the cost and mess of a total replacement.

  • Affordable alternative to messy and expensive countertop demolition
  • Easy to use, no special skills required
  • Extreme durability

See how easy it is to use Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations by Downloading the instructions booklet and watching this video.

See how easy it is to use Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations by Downloading the instructions booklet and watching this video.

Countertop Transformations Frequently Asked Questions

Ensure your countertop transformation is a success by getting answers to frequently asked questions.

What is included in my countertop transformations kit?

  • Instructional DVD and Pamphlet
  • Adhesive Base Coat
  • Wetting Agent
  • Decorative Color Chips
  • 2-Part Protective Top Coat (Part A & B)
  • Diamond-Embedded Sanding Tool
  • Sanding Block
  • Decorative Chip Dispenser
  • Decorative Chip Scraper
  • Stir Sticks

What additional tools do I need?

  • (1) 6" x 3/8" Nap Microfiber Rollerand Frame
  • (1) 6" High-Density Foam Roller and Frame
  • 2 Paint Trays
  • (2) 2" Synthetic Paint Brushes
  • Smooth Painter's Tape (2" size)
  • Drop Cloth
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Lint-Free Rags
  • Dust Mask
  • Protective Eyewear

Suggested Items Needed:

  • 100% Silicone Kitchen and Bath Caulk (for repair)
  • Hand Brush and Dust Pan or Shop Vacuum with Brush Attachment
  • Putty Knife

What can I do to keep the adhesive base coat wet longer?

Prior to applying the decorative chips, keep windows closed and ceiling fans off. Avoid air movement or breezes while applying the adhesive base coat. In addition, the wetting agent allows the surface to stay wet longer allowing the chips to better adhere to the adhesive base coat.

Can I use Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations® over an existing Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations® coating?

Yes. The existing coating will need to be sanded thoroughly with a diamond embedded sanding tool. Then follow normal application process.

How can I avoid uneven chip application?

Apply a heavy, even coating of the adhesive base coat to allow the decorative chips to adhere consistently. Work quickly and do not allow the adhesive base coat to dry.

How does humidity and temperature affect the coating application process?

Higher humidity will cause the adhesive base coat to dry more slowly. This will allow more time to apply the decorative chips onto the wet adhesive base coat. Ideal conditions are 50% relative humidity and 70° F. Do not apply the adhesive base coat at relative humidity levels below 30% or above 70% and when the dew point is under 5° F. If humidity is low, use a humidifier to increase moisture levels in the room.

How do I dispose of unused product and soiled rags or brushes?

Cover any unused, unmixed products tightly for storage. Any mixed topcoat material will harden and cannot be reused. Cover mixed topcoat, allow it to harden in the container, and discard according to local regulations. The adhesive base coat tools such as paint brushes and paint rollers can be cleaned with water.

How do I refinish around sinks, stoves, and other appliances?

Mask the sink and adjacent areas with painter tape. Press in the edge of the painter tape to ensure the coating will not bleed through. Make sure you cover the sink drain to keep decorative chips from falling in.

How do I repair cracks, cuts, chips, scratches, or burns in my original countertop?

Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations® will coat and cover any burns and small scratches in the existing countertop. Cracks, chips, deeper cuts, or dents can be repaired by filling them with a 2-part epoxy putty. When the epoxy putty dries, sand the area until it is even with the surrounding surface. Once repairs have been made, follow the normal application.

How do I safely maintain my new countertop surface?

To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. The easiest way to avoid stains is to not let spills sit on the surface. All countertop surfaces should be wiped clean regularly. For dark scuffmarks or crayon, try Mr. Clean® MagicEraser®.

How long will Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformation® last?

With normal use and proper care, your refinished surfaces will last for years.

Is Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations® safe to use?

Yes, it is safe to use and low-odor. Follow supplied instructions for wearing mask, gloves, and safety glasses as indicated. Use care, just as you would when using any other refinishing product.