I painted my ugly formica counters to look like faux granite!

for the house 04.11.16
I recently removed wallpaper in my kitchen and painted the walls and really loved the new look. But I was stuck with these ugly hunter green formica countertops with wood trim! UGH. So I decided to try to paint them and they turned out SO great I was shocked. It totally transformed my kitchen for about $100. The tutorial is here...


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  • Jim
    Jim Canada
    Looks great

    Which primer did you use to make the paint stick to the Formica

  • Tracy W
    Tracy W Orland Park, IL
    Just a basic primer will do. I used Kilz.
  • KatAych
    KatAych Alameda, CA
    Awesomesauce!!!! I did this recently, too, but mine are more travertine-looking. Excellent job!!! Looks awesome in your kitchen. :-p
  • Mary
    Mary Minneapolis, MN
    I saw a kit in the paint department to change countertop colors.
  • Nancy Flemming
    In your blog someone asks if they can use a hair dryer, the answer is No, it will not disperse the bubbles but just move your epoxy around and make a mess.
Tracy W