Asked on Oct 19, 2017

Inexpensive way to redo kitchen countertop



I need suggestions on what to do with my Formica counterto. I just dont have the $ to replace it. I am painting my kitchen cabinets a beachy blue and am going to do a white subway tile backsplash.
11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Rustoleum countertop restoration kit or Gianni also has a countertop restoration kit
  • Ken
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Countertop paint kits aren't cheap either, up to $125. You gave us a nice picture of the cabinet but not of the subject of your question. What is the issue with your current countertop? Is it post-formed with an integrated backsplash or is it flat? How much countertop is there? Have you actually priced a replacement or do you assume that it will be too expensive? If you check out I am seeing 8' counter sections for just over $100.
  • MarleyGMA
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I used 16x16 travertine tiles to make a beautiful stone countertop.
  • Marsha
    on Oct 20, 2017

    Marble contact paper! If it’s a rental you can peel it off! Mine has been in my counters for over a year and it’s held up! Make sure to protect it when usi hot pots!
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 20, 2017

    rustoleum has a great kit!!
  • Beverly
    on Oct 20, 2017

    You can paint it with chalk paint. Just make sure to protect it with many coats of a polyacrylic for protection.
  • Lis17877434
    on Oct 20, 2017

    I painted mine as well I sponged a few different colors to look like faux marble. It turned out great until I could replace it.

  • Starr Wilson
    on Oct 20, 2017

    You can buy a couple of smaller containers of paint (probably a pint or quart) and sponge them on. If you want three colors that's okay too. Let the first color dry completely then do the other color and so on. Don't forget the edges. When it's all dry and done put at least two coats of polyurethane on the countertop. Make sure the first coat is completely dry. You can get matt or gloss depending on what you want. This is pretty inexpensive and you have a beautiful countertop when done.
  • Nancy
    on Oct 21, 2017

    Go to I love there kits, but even if you don't buy take a look at their videos to see how painting your counters is done. It real easy, I promise!
  • Angela Hitt
    on Oct 22, 2017

    I used 4 different colors and sponge painted mine. It has to be acrylic paint. (Walmart .50 a bottle. It took about 8 bottles.) Let it dry. Then 2 to 3 coats of Polly Acrylic high gloss. It takes 2-3 hours for each coat to dry. I let the paint dry overnight. It looks awesome, even a year later. No one can believe I painted it!
    on Oct 22, 2017

    There is a product at either Lowe's or homedepot. It's a very nice paint specifically made to paint Formica counter top.
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