How To Paint Your Counters

I recently used some primer and craft paint to transform my plain, old counters to resemble faux stone! I am so happy with my new look and it was so much cheaper than buying new!
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The final project!
Here is a close up to show the detail.
I taped off the areas I wanted to stay unpainted and applied an all purpose primer after a deglazing product.
I used several sizes of natural sponges and a slim artist's brush to apply 6-7 colors of acrylic craft paint.
I sponged in 2 ft sections so the wet layers would blend.
Adding darker colors adds some depth!
The artist's brush helped me create authentic looking veining. This is my favorite part!
5 coats of sealer and it's done!
I treat it like any laminate counter and it's seems durable so far!

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  • Charlene Gajewskey
    on Jan 4, 2019

    Can you paint over laminate floors.

  • Jenilynnecook
    on Jan 6, 2019

    My counters are a yellow cover, do you recommend painting them white first as to have a neutral surface to start?

    • Laurel Gudgeon
      on Jan 9, 2019

      I would lightly sand them and prime them first. I have recently painted a friends countertops using a similar method. The color can be covered up, but it will make it more difficult. The primer should take care of that. I recommend using Zinzer 123. I also used the primer to mix with the other colors I used. After I was finished and the paint dried, I lightly sanded again. I finished using 3 coats of poly for durability. So far so good.

  • Kathy
    on Jan 12, 2019

    Can this be done to corian surfaces and hold up well?

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