How To Paint Your Bathroom Counters

How to paint your bathroom counters using Rust-oleum Countertop Transformations Mica.
Next up on the bathroom renovation I’ve been working on the bathroom counter, which I decided to try painting using Rust-oleum Countertop Transformations Mica.

This is the second step in the bathroom update, so If you haven’t done so already make sure to read about how I painted the tub and surrounding tiles.

How To Paint Your Bathroom Counters

To begin you will need to remove everything off the counters. Next remove the caulk around the counter and sink using a caulk removing tool or scrape it off with a puddy knife. If there are any cracks or dents in your counters they will need to be patched up using an epoxy putty before you start painting.

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First clean the entire counter with soap and water and allow the counters to dry.supplies-countersand-counter

Wear gloves, a mask, and protective eyewear to sand the counter using a diamond blade sanding block. While sanding use both hands on the block sanding in small circles to create fine scratches that will dull and deglaze the counter to allow for proper adhesion.

brush-counterAfter sanding use a brush and dust pan to gather up the dust and wipe down the counter with a lint free towel to make sure there isn’t any remaining dust.tape-counter

Before painting the base coat, it is important to protect the surrounding areas so mask off around the sink and surrounding walls with painter’s tape and cover cabinets and the floors with drop cloths to prevent them from getting paint on them.mica-white

The Rustoleum Counter transformation Kit does include the white base coat and the foam rollers you will need for the next step, but you will also need a paint brush, paint tray and small roller handle.

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Next using the roller provided paint on a coat of the white base coat on the counters.

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You will need to paint 2 coats of the base paint to achieve a solid white finish.

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Now here is the stage that got me super excited, or as I called it while working the magical unicorn paint, yet while working with this fun top coat was overly too generous in applying it.  For the top protective coat there are two cans that need to be mixed together and rolled on top of the counter, but the first time I refinished the counters I put too much of this glitter finish and it left the counter with some areas that were slightly more yellow with dense amounts of glitter. To fix it, I needed to sand down the counter, repaint the white and the second time around put a very thin layer of the protective top coat. Thus I recommend painting a very, very thin coat of the top coat as I did the second time as it turned out beautifully.

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Here you can see the final result on the counter, which is a beautiful glossy white with fine sparkle flakes that give a stone-like finish to the counter.
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After the counter dried I also sprayed the sink using the spray paint version of the Rustoleum Tile And Tub Refinishing Kit so that the sink would match the counters.

How To Paint Your Bathroom Counters

To remind you here is what the bathroom looked like when I first started…
How To Paint Your Bathroom Counters

… and here is what the bathroom now looks like. Amazing, no?

 

Read All The Posts In The Series

Part 1: How To Paint A Tub

Part 2: How To Paint Bathroom Counters

Part 3: How To Install Vinyl Wood Floors

Part 4: How To Paint Cabinets

Part 5: DIY No-Sew Shower Curtains

 

A huge thank you goes out to Rust-Oleum for providing me with the spray paint for this project, all content and opinions are that of my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep this site going! Read more about myeditorial policies.

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9 Comments

  1. Kristen Nicol
    October 14, 2015 / 12:17 am

    love the new floor too! I can’t wait so see the finished product!

  2. Jessi
    October 14, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Looking at the before and after photos I can’t tell it is the same room.

  3. Stephanie M
    December 28, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    What top coat did you use? How did you get the glittery look?

  4. Stephanie M
    December 28, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Also, I can’t find this kit anywhere. Where did you buy Rust-oleum Countertop Transformations Mica,?

    Thank you!

  5. Roxanne M Wall
    February 19, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Will this work on kitchen counters? Are there other colors than white?

  6. Kieren Scott
    March 17, 2017 / 2:32 am

    Hi there:) I’m actually looking at doing this in my kitchen…. do you think it’ll be ok with the amount of work a kitchen bench does? I have also got the granite top rustoleum kit in mind as it should weather better but they are only available in dark colours:( your input would be much appreciated as you’ve been living with the product:) looks lovely btw:)