Well, I have begun this home improvements project this weekend...to paint laminate counter tops. I cleaned the counters thoroughly and have done my sanding. Here's my question...after sanding and sanding and sanding, I have wiped down the counters and the still feel somewhat smooth. I see all the dust of what I have sanded off, so I know its been sanded pretty good. Is this what I'm supposed to feel at this point. Basically, is the laminate/formica still feeling somewhat smooth normal? I am going to paint in the morning and just want to know if anyone else who has done laminate painting before had formica that felt a little smooth still after numerous sandings of it. Thanks everyone and I will be sure to post before and after photos.