Painting your laminate countertops is a cheap, easy way to beautify your kitchen!
Tired of your outdated laminate countertops but not willing to splurge on new replacements? You can completely change the look of your countertops by painting them.
- Prepare your countertops. Light sanding by hand and washing with water is all that’s needed.
- Prime with an oil based primer. Apply two coats, allowing for drying time in between. Remember to first cover with plastic or tape all areas you don’t want paint on.
- Paint, either by rolling on an oil-based paint, or by spray painting. You’ll need at least two coats.
- Apply an oil-based protective polyurethane finish. You will need four or five coats.
I transformed my plain white countertops into expensive looking countertops that resemble granite!
Prime: After the initial prep work of sanding, I began by using Kilz brand primer. It’s great for covering everything that needs to be covered.
Paint: Instead of using regular paint, I chose a flecked spray paint that looks like stone when it dries. Don’t try to get it perfect on with the first coat. Apply lightly, then wait fifteen minutes to apply again. It may take up to five times to get perfect coverage.
Finish: Once the paint has fully dried, you can begin applying your polyurethane finish. This will protect your color and prevent chips. Apply several coats, allowing ample drying time in between.
I have a well-used home with several children and my countertops are holding up nicely. I love the new look!
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