Let’s say you’re starting with a laminate worktop, the biggest trick is to make sure you sand it down thoroughly before painting.
Any existing finish will need to be removed so that the paint can properly adhere. Once you’ve sanded it down, give it a good cleaning with soap and water to remove any residual dust.
Once your worktop is clean and dry, you can start painting. It’s best to use a high-quality primer specifically designed for laminate surfaces; this will help the paint to stick and provide a smooth base for your topcoat.
When choosing your paint, look for something that is specifically designed for kitchen surfaces; these paints are usually tough enough to withstand the rigours of daily cooking and cleaning.
When painting, be sure to use even strokes and take your time. If possible, try to do two thin coats rather than one thick one; this will help the paint to dry evenly and reduce the risk of drips or sagging. Once your paint is dry, you can finish up with a clear topcoat to protect your new finish and make it shine.