Has anyone done this? If so, what kind of preparation did you do on the metal? We're thinking of using Giani granite but haven't made up our minds yet. The counter is probably 50 years old, and a sad faded turquoise, so almost anything would be an improvement.
Thanks in advance!
I think I would tape off the metal strips because they may not take the paint as well. Sand with a fine grit sandpaper before painting.
Are you sure the countertops are laminate and not vinyl? I have never seen laminate ones with the metal strips, but I have seen lots of vinyl ones with the metal strips. If they are vinyl, you can easily paint them, people used to paint their vinyl floors all the time when they couldn't afford to replace the vinyl. My late mother painted our living room vinyl lots of times. She used left over tractor paint. Check with one of your local home improvement stores for advice.
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