Rust-Oleum countertop paints come in 12 colors. The lightest hues are linen, canvas, haystack and light ash. Mid-range colors are cobblestone, wheat, oatmeal and gray mist. The darkest colors are earth, pewter, putty and rosemary.
Rust-Oleum offers countertop paint in quart cans, each of which covers about 25 linear feet of counter-space. This paint is appropriate for laminate countertops, cabinets and furniture. It is also useful for vinyl tiles, wood and metal surfaces. However, Rust-Oleum countertop paints should not be used on floors, granite, marble, ceramic tile or concrete.
Primer is unnecessary if the paint is for laminate or vinyl. Shiny surfaces require sanding prior to painting, and.loose paint or rust on any metal requires removal beforehand. High-quality foam rollers work best to distribute paint. The clean-up process calls for xylene.
Rust-Oleum countertop paint usually dries to the touch in one to two hours, but individuals should not handle painted items for at least four hours. Painters should add a second coat either within one hour or after 24 hours. In addition, no one should use painted surfaces for three days after painting.
The paint is washable, as well as moisture- and chemical-resistant. It limits the growth of mold, mildew and other microbes.