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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how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, The final project
The final project!
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, Here is a close up to show the detail
Here is a close up to show the detail.
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, I taped off the areas I wanted to stay unpainted and applied an all purpose primer after a deglazing product
I taped off the areas I wanted to stay unpainted and applied an all purpose primer after a deglazing product.
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, I used several sizes of natural sponges and a slim artist s brush to apply 6 7 colors of acrylic craft paint
I used several sizes of natural sponges and a slim artist's brush to apply 6-7 colors of acrylic craft paint.
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, I sponged in 2 ft sections so the wet layers would blend
I sponged in 2 ft sections so the wet layers would blend.
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, Adding darker colors adds some depth
Adding darker colors adds some depth!
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, The artist s brush helped me create authentic looking veining This is my favorite part
The artist's brush helped me create authentic looking veining. This is my favorite part!
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, 5 coats of sealer and it s done
5 coats of sealer and it's done!
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting
how to paint your counters, countertops, diy, how to, painting, I treat it like any laminate counter and it s seems durable so far
I treat it like any laminate counter and it's seems durable so far!
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  • Susan Dolton Gildea
    on Aug 19, 2018

    Jenny, your kitchen counter top is just beautiful!! I was wondering can you do this technique to re-do your bath room counter tops ? If so, please advise what i need to purchase. I don’t think I will mess with the sponges, but I would love to just change the color. Thank you so much !!

  • Mil796194
    on Aug 20, 2018

    I have painted my counter top before but they are dark...love your colors...do you remember whick colors you used?

  • Sheryl Aguirre
    on Aug 22, 2018

    What type of countertops were they originally laminate wood?

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  • Cam23995085
    on Aug 13, 2018

    How talented you are. Beautiful job.

  • Tina
    on Aug 17, 2018

    Wow! Impressive. My bathroom vanity needs updating. I have pink tiles. My newer floor tiles look similar to what you did, with a little more green that matches my walls.

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