Asked on Sep 29, 2017

Can one paint or update the color of formica counters

WendyGailKauai Breeze
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Have old burnt orange Formica counters in kitchen. Is there a way to update the color without ripping them out and buying new?

5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Yes Rustoleum and Gianni both make countertop restoration kits
    • Tkendall
      on Oct 1, 2017

      Thank you, I had no idea there was a countertop restoration kit, this is great. Especially like the Gianni.
  • WENDY
    on Sep 29, 2017

    clean real good, lightly sand, primer, paint then poly, I waited at least 12 hours between coats. my floors and counters have been painted over a year and still doing great. I also used outdoor deck paint on floors. counter I used chalk paint along with the deck paint
  • Kauai Breeze
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Yes and it is easy! First sand the formica countertop with a fine sandpaper to scuff up the surface, which will help the paint stick. Next apply a coat of a shellac based primer. The shellac will adhere to the scuffed up countertop and provide a good smooth base for your paint. Now you can either use a good quality paint or a pre-packaged countertop restoration kit if you want a design rather than a plain paint. I finish off the top with 2 coats of clear shellac. Shellac dries quickly and much harder than polyurethane so it doesn't seem to scratch as easily.
  • Gail
    on Sep 30, 2017

    GIANNI WORKS GREAT. USED IT TWICE ON SAME COUNTER TOPS. FIRST TIME WAS TO DARK. SANDED AND TACKED CLOTHED IT THEN REDONE. TURNED OUT PERFECT!!
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