Painting over painted laminate countertops.

The counter tops in my bathroom were painted several years agof and have begun to chip. Can these be sanded and painted again? I thought about using the spray paint method that resembles stone.

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  • Janice Janice on Mar 11, 2018
    Yes,, they can be painted again. Just prep them well by cleaning and sanding. You can paint with a brush or sponge-type tool to make them look however you want. OR, if you want to do the texture spray, that will work as well, but you'll really have to mask off the area very well. Remember with the textured finish, you may have to towel dry the counter top after each use or cleaning. Years ago I had a textured laminate counter top in my kitchen. It drove me nuts because unless I dried the counter thoroughly after each use, the moisture pooled in the low areas and looked terrible, plus I didn't feel it was very hygienic! Good luck with your redo of the counters. Hope you provide a pic here of the result so we can share your success!
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 11, 2018
    Hi Gina,
    I agree with all of what Janice said. Just like the first time you painted, prep is the most important thing you can do for a successful paint job. I also have textured countertops and over the years, the color has changed in the "groves". I suspect it was because the water in those groves wasn't fully dry every time I dried the counter and over the years, it left it's mark. With faux stone every time you clean it with a cloth, small pieces of cloth will come off although several coats of sealer might stop that. I suggest that if you really want textured stone, that you test it on something else before you start. I've done faux granite on a table top that looked real when I finished it. That's why I think Janice's idea will look great. Click on the link below to see how to paint faux granite. Wishing you the best.
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Mar 11, 2018
    Since this is just a temporary solution - why not just get new counters? Laminate is inexpensive to buy and replace.
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