To Sand or Not to Sand?

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I want to chalk paint my laminated kitchen counters. I've read many articles - some sand, some don't. I'm lazy, really don't want to sand and can't deal with the dust from it. Kindly advise your take. Thanks!

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 21, 2018
    Wear a mask and sand.... the laminate has a slick finish and will need to be sanded to rough it up enough to hold onto the primer and paint and sealer.. 80 grit and a palm sander will do the job... if you want to keep the dust from going into the other rooms... tape sheet plastic over the doors and block off the heater vents to the kitchen... until you are done
  • Debi53 Debi53 on Jan 21, 2018
    Chalk paint is not very washable. I would really think hard about how you are going to keep countertops clean before using chalk paint. If you do paint them, consider using a clear poly over the chalk paint to make them easier to wipe down.
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 22, 2018
    Definitely no need for sanding when using chalk paint. Just use a good wax/finish
  • Nun32489822 Nun32489822 on Jan 22, 2018
    cover them with plastic lino floor covering using carpet spray glue to keep it in place eric
  • Nun32489822 Nun32489822 on Jan 22, 2018
    in order for any paint or other treatment you do need to give the base surface a rearly good scraching in order for the new surface to stick on otherwise its wasted time you will have to repeat again eric