• Hometalker
  • Carlisle, PA
Asked on Oct 15, 2017

I have a backsplash made from the same formica countertop. Can I paint

KaySandra Allen


2 answers
  • Sandra Allen
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Yes you can paint formica. Here is a link that will give you all the info' you need.


    As unusual as it may sound, paint is an inexpensive option that is durable enough to retain its good looks with proper care. As with most other laminate covering options, you’ll need to sand the backsplash before painting. Clean the laminate with a strong degreasing cleaner, then sand it with ultra-fine sandpaper to prevent deep scratches that may show through the paint. Roll on a coat of oil-based paint primer first, then apply two or three coats of oil-based paint. In busy kitchens, a top coat of oil-based urethane sealer will help increase the lifespan of a painted backsplash.
  • Kay
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Make sure that you allow plenty of drying time between each coat. I did this back in the 80’s when everyone said it could not be done. The counters still looked good 10 years later when we could finally afford our kitchen remodel
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