Painting Laminate Countertops Question

I need to repaint my counter top in the bathroom. It was painted with melamine paint. Do I have to use melamine again or is there some other kind of paint I can use instead of melamine? Also, my bathroom cabinets were painted with melamine, but I don't want to use melamine this time. Any suggestions appreciated.

By Karen

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

I just went on a "painting spree" and painted almost every surface in my bathroom, I found a lot of informarion and inspiration here that's why I want to post the before and after pictures. I have to say I'm very proud of myself and very happy with the results so far (hopefully it won't all just peel away :-) ).

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

I still have to fix the baseboard heater. :(

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

Before.

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

sink/vanity/tiles

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After. :)

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March 16, 20111 found this helpful

sink/countertop

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

sink/countertop after

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

The sink and tiles were painted with Homax Tough as Tile. The countertop was painted with two coats of zinzer stain blocking primer, two coats of beige color flat finish paint (the same of the wall) and two coats Rust-oleum American Accents Stone (bleached stone color), and about 6 coats of minwax polyacryllic (water based). I also spray painted the light fixture with Rust-oleum metallic spray. I hope this can help somebody out there. :)

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

Morgalm, looks very nice. Karen, if you are from U.S., I don't think you can buy Melamine paint here anymore. I think you can get it in Canada. It is a good product. I don't know why you can't get it here anymore.

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March 18, 20110 found this helpful

Wondering also...if I use melamine paint (I'm from Canada) over the existing melamine paint...can I use a sealant like polyurethane or something similiar over top? I just want a nice white vanity top but with a shine and hard finish to ti.

Thanks, Karen

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March 19, 20110 found this helpful

Isn't Melamine what caused such death and near death of pets just a short while back? The Chinese had included it in pet food. Please, if there is any chance of traces in food prepared on countertops with melamine, rip them out and replace.

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July 27, 20110 found this helpful

I am trying to paint the bathroom countertop, I love the way morgalm did this! What type and color of paint did you use?

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