By Shelley from Green Bay, WI
I used rustoleum countertop paint and it is chipping off in spots. Can I paint over it?
Ask at your local home improvement store. There is paint to do this. I saw a program on the Home and Garden channel one day a few years ago, showing how to paint counter tops so that they looked like granite. It was a few day long process, but they looked real when the job was done.
|I have laminate for my countertops and I am intereseted in painting them until I can make up my mind about what material to replace them with. Anybody out there ever paint theirs?
Klorde from Virginia Beach, VA
|RE: Painting Countertops||10/17/2005|
|Home Depot and Lowes has spray paint for plastic. This should work. This is a new product.|
|By octoberbabye (Guest Post)|
|RE: Painting Countertops||10/18/2005|
|Go to Thrifty Fun search near the top of your page (NOT the Google search). Choose "Home Improvement" in the first box and "Kitchen" in the second box. Scroll down the entries until you come to one with the heading that says something like "Transforming Old Formica Countertops". This lady did a great job!|
|By Grandma Margie (Guest Post)|
|RE: Painting Countertops||10/29/2005|
|I recently painted mine. I cleaned the counters thoroughly, applied one coat of latex KILZ, then used craft paints to create a marblelized look with various sizes of sponges. I used an acrylic satin finish (4 coats) afterwards in lieu of polyurethane which tends to yellow, sanding in between each coat........worked beautifully!|
I am wanting to paint my old white Formica Countertops. What do I need to do to prepare it for painting and what steps can I take to have a smooth and shiny finished product? Thank you.
Jennifer from Pensacola, Florida
By Sharon from Merton, WI
Here's a previous article that may help:http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf370385.tip.html (05/16/2006)
I painted our countertops and they look great. First, use a good ammonia based cleaner on the counters. Then roughly sand the countertops and wash them again. Let dry.
I then applied one coat of KILZ. After that dried, I painted them with black satin paint. When that finally dried, I used craft paints to marbleize the counters with greens, aquas, white and a touch of pink. Minwax acrylic topcoat was applied after paint was dry and I applied at least three coats.
Countertops are shiny, as I used gloss clear acrylic. Have had them for over two years now. No chips, no cracks or blemishes and we throw all sorts of stuff on the counters and kitchen desk counter :-) Hope this helps. (10/07/2007)
By Ashley T
I plan to paint my countertops, and the question is what do you do with the metal on the seams? What would be the best colors? I want to do the granite look.
By Writer10 from Birmingham, AL
I want to paint my counter tops in the bathrooms and kitchen. I don't want to have to worry about putting my flat iron or toaster oven on them. Does anyone know a heat/alcohol/water resistant finish I can put on counters?
By Meggiet from Washington, PA
How do I paint countertops?
By 1027Debbie from Nova Scotia
Oil Based Paint: Clean counter with alcohol then use Melamine paint (1 or 2 coats) then finish with 2 or 3 coats of oil based varathane. Be sure to keep windows open while you're painting & for 3 or 4 days afterward until the smell goes away. Melamine paint is the best and you'll need no primer if you use it, it's made to paint over Melamine. Melamine is that shiny white or black laminate that's over particleboard in shelves & some furniture, so Melamine paint is very sticky paint. This way is much stronger, but smelly & a hassle. Melamine paint costs more, but you'll save money not having to prime.
The best design is one that's not all one color (like fake marbling) or splattering. This way flaws don't show as easily!
*Always use a cutting board because some paints can be toxic. (05/19/2009)
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