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Painting and Sealing a Laminate Counter Top?

I painted my old bathroom counter tops to mimic capstone. I researched and read and asked questions and repeat. I was very apprehensive, but I got there. I was so proud! I put on my first thin coat of Minwax Polyacrylic. I sanded, a bit too hard. I am heavy handed and had never done a project that required this. Now the heartbroken part. I had white places and spots. I have just applied a primer coat on top of that to start over or just paint the thing and forget it. But I will once again have to apply a sealer. Please advise. I don't know what I need to do. I do not want brush marks. I also do not want to go thru this again!

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Normally you should be using steel wool to do the cleanup work and light sanding on the countertop. When applying the final coat use a paint roller to avoid the brush marks. Only use a brush around the edges to finish it off.

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