Transforming Old Formica Countertops


Want an inexpensive way to transform your old, ugly Formica countertops? Make them look like granite. Easy to do. Just paint a bonding primer and allow to dry. Next sponge on a combination of black and white acrylic paint. Follow up with 4-5 coats of oil based polyurethane. Mine have lasted over 3 years (even with a 5 yr. old son).

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Our original countertops were just an old ugly scratched white Formica and we couldn't afford new ones.

I am very proud and happy with the way they look and even my neighbors thought I got new countertops.

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By Marianne Ashton

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Transforming Old Formica Countertops

Making your old plain formica look like a million dollars for just a few dollars.

  • clean with vinegar
  • lightly sand and wipe with tack cloth
  • prime
  • base paint
  • sprinkle gold leaf on wet base paint
  • sponge 4 colors
  • spread gold leaf
  • sprinkle black glass glitter
  • seal with Enviro Lite
(10/19/2009)

By timkerry

RE: Transforming Old Formica Countertops

Transforming Old Formica Countertops

More pics. of the transformed kitchen counters. (10/19/2009)

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