Scared to death to paint my counters! But when I was done......WOW
Time: 4 Hours Cost: $40 Difficulty: Easy
First things first! Soap and water cleaning..NO CHEMICALS....formica was toast
I wasnt up for taking down the tile (husband wanted to know why!)
UGH how I hated this sink! Only 5 inches deep. WHY DID they use these in Mobile Homes????
Cleaned and time for a light sand with 220 grit.
Bye Bye sink (not the best time for me to be doing this smack dab in the middle of canning season) Hole for sink was cut BEFORE painting! Out goes the garbage disposal (I compost!) Clean up time...
YUCK YUCK YUCK..who's idea was this?? Oh yeah..mine! Have had my new sink sitting in the box in the shop for over a year and a half! Bought a stainless steel 9" deep :-) Came complete with EVERYTHING needed.
Okay..deep breath.....ALL windows and doors opened...(we had sooooooooo much smoke from the fires here in Oregon I started out with the AC on)
TAPED EVERYTHING.....Obviously not far enough up....Light coat..then started on second one right away. It will scrape off of the tile. Why have I waited this long???? WOW!!!!
After an hour I went back and took off all the tape. OPENED THE WINDOWS AND DOORS and put in fans. Luckily as soon as I finished we had our 1st rain in months! I wont lie to you...it smells like a nail shop times 100 with a bottle of acetone dumped in your face. But the results speak for themselves!!!! Today is Saturday and the new sink goes in Monday. I will post pics when its in!
Materials I used for this project:
- Rustoleum Counter Paint (Home Depot)
- Blue painters tape, 220 grit sandpaper (Had)
- Foam roller brush YOU MUST HAVE (WalMart)