New Use For Floor Paint To Revamp a Kitchen

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My kitchen is over 20years old and looking a bit worn and tired around the edges. Especially the countertops. I would love a new kitchen but unfortunately, there is no budget for one at the moment or for the foreseeable future.

However, my wooden kitchen tops were looking really bad something needed to be done soon.
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
Around the sink, the wooden countertops were black with watermarks. No matter how much I scrubbed and sanded the countertops I could not get rid of the unsightly black stains.
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
I decided that until I could afford a new kitchen. I would paint the countertops. It was my sister who actually suggested that I did this. She had painted her wooden countertops a couple of years ago with floor paint with great success.
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
Floor paint made perfect sense as it is a paint designed for a lot of wear and tear. I sanded my worktops first then using an eco-friendly floor paint I painted them.

The paint I used is food safe so perfectly fine for countertops. Lakeland Eco Paint
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
To ensure an even coverage of paint and to avoid unsightly brush marks I used a small roller to apply the floor paint. Like this one here.
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
I applied 2 coats of floor paint making sure that the first coat had dried thoroughly before applying the second.
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
My sister says that the floor paint was so tough there was no need to add a varnish to the top of the paint. I did, however, apply wax to the painted countertops around the sink area to just make sure.
new use for floor paint to revamp a kitchen
The painted countertops have made such a difference to my kitchen. They have really brightened up the whole room. They look like new and the floor paint is holding up really well so far.

I'm really over the moon with the bright fresh new look for such little effort.

I have also posted about a great way to create a unique backsplash for your kitchen which you should check out here.
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  • Judy Bright
    on Jan 2, 2019

    Looks great! Can this be done on laminate counter tops? Mine are old and dull would love a change.

  • Chuckee Notelling
    on Jan 3, 2019

    That is gorgeous! Great use of colours! One thing, do you know where the water that stained the countertop was coming from and has it been addresses? Always a good idea to deal with such things sooner rather than later.

  • Sue
    on Jan 4, 2019

    I love this project and the colors are spectacular. I question do you have a DIY for that gorgeous tile work above your stove?

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