My counters have been painted twice ,changed color of kitchen and to have counters that really match gives that real custom look. Mine have lasted for over 12yrs. I use it like I would any other counter. I don't cut on it,yet I wouldn't cut on nothing but butcher.I do put a coat of clear coat on once a year or 2. I find that everyone can't afford the granite.$30.00 for gal. or hundreds or more for granite . I wish I could have granite , but I can have the look with paint. I don't advise everyone to use it just those that can't afford new and they are redoing their kitchen in green and the old counter top is mustard yellow(60's) and they can't afford to get new counters. After I am done All Love It and have no problems with them.Plus it matches the kitchen perfect .I have even done bathroom sinks too. I love to paint anything ,if it will hold paint. I tell my costumers (if you cut me I bleed paint. :) 35+ years doing this so I am sure of what I am talking about and doing.Even if hind site is 20/20 ...lol I love a painted counter,people don't believe it is painted.
Here's my 2 cents. I wanted to paint my countertops too. Looked into it, watched tutorials, researched it. Went to a home show. There I found a company that sprays countertops and bathtubs and showers. Yes, it was a lot more than DIY . They said they have a lot of people tryin to DIY and they have to come in and 'fix' the job. It looks a lot harder than it looks. Its a 2 day process. I went ahead and had my countertops professionaly done. I was sooooo THRILLED with the results!! It was only $500 to do my whole kitchen (its a pretty big kitchen too). Check around your area and see if there's a co. that will do it for you. Money well worth spent! b.t.w. granite would of been $2300!! My kitchen counters look like granite and very pleased.
I've been thinking about replacing my counter tops. I just don't like the old icky look on our current counter tops. They feel so old and really, they are. We've lived in this house for a good seven years, and the house was at least ten years old when we bought it. Are granite countertops il the way to go then? They seem very popular right now. Are they worth the price that they have on them?