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vickysue

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2018, 03:21:46 pm »
I would not recommend it.  Paint is not formulated for that, it won't hold up to any kind of  heat of hot pans from the stove, and it will scratch  pretty easy. I am thinking about putting some  trim around my  counter tops and getting the self leveling cement and pouring it on.  Some of it you can have  a color put in it and you won't have to worry about scratching it up.  Or you can  paint the  top them with a special paint that won't scratch.  Oh I guess I should mention I worked in the paint department for several years,  and I have had a few. very few who  did paint  their counter tops come in tall me what a mistake they did and wanted to  now to repair it.  Sand, sand, and sand  some more t and then apply paint  remover and sand some more . Pretty going on  a pain  coming off.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2018, 05:05:31 pm »
I didn't know this could be done so I did a search and found that they sell countertop paint kits. They make is sound simple enough, if you are painting over a laminate countertop, then you will need to sand down the surface.  Wipe away remaining dust, then dry the countertop before painting the countertop with a primer and paint roller.  Apply one to two coats of paint and then seal the surface with polyurethane after the paint has dried. Good luck!  I'm sure they'll turn out amazing.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2018, 06:46:36 pm »
I would not paint over that type of countertop. I am sure it will just start peeling or chipping off. Good luck with your project.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2018, 05:45:02 am »
This weekend I am going to do an update to our kitchen.  It has 70's gold formica counter tops.  I've been watching "How To" videos and plan to paint them!
YIKES!
I am a bit nervous but I am also confident that I can transform the counter tops into a nice looking "modern" look.
Has anyone else painted their counter tops?

Well the counter tops look amazing!    Yes I was skeptical and afraid before I started.  I added a third top coat for extra protection against scratching.

I talked with several friends who have done their counter tops and that is how I even knew that is possible to paint them. 
They've had them with no problems for several years.  I also talked with people at the various stores and got pointers regarding doing such a project.  Their are special kits just for painting counter tops.

Since purchasing real granite or marble or even different formica counter tops is out of my budget, this option made it possible to update the "dated" kitchen and make it look up with the times.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2018, 05:56:05 am »
  :bunny:   :cat:   :dog: I wouldn't think that painting a counter top vs some other item for your place would be any different. I haven't done this before, but I have painted a dresser, turned out the way it was supposed to. If your looking for a glossy kind of counter top, might be a bit different. Good luck!  :bunny:   :cat:   :dog:
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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2018, 08:11:46 am »
jkhanson pictures pictures? :) Happy to hear that it worked for you :)

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2018, 09:40:55 am »
I didn't know that you could paint the counter tops.  Guess I will have to google to see a how to video.  Sounds pretty interesting.

They have paint for counter tops as well as bathtubs.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2018, 07:07:09 pm »
My sister did this in her house to help sell it and they came out great.  She did use a paint that was recommended for counter tops.  Would try it but really don't like the colors that are offered and don't think they would match my cabinets

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2018, 07:26:04 pm »
I actually marbleized the counter tops in a kitchen I lived in as a kid and rented from my mother later as an adult.  It looked really cool.  But eventually it peeled and just scraped off.  I don't think I would do it again.  Sure it was an affordable update...but it was very, very, very temporary.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2018, 01:19:53 am »
My family went with Red wood over the old ones that were all white.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2018, 07:31:26 am »
just had my counter tops  replaced havent tried painting them before.

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Re: Painting Kitchen Counter Tops
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2018, 07:47:15 am »
I need to do that, do it how could it be bad when you want to do that I painted my medal cabinets their ok lol.

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