How can I cover counter tops?

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  • Candice Gollam Candice Gollam on Aug 11, 2018

    hello terry.


    im not sure that I understand the question

  • Janice Janice on Aug 11, 2018

    Hi Terri, not sure what you are wanting to do.....maybe paint countertops, decoupage them, cover them with some other type of material? Please give us a bit more info, so we can help. Thanks!

    • Terri Dozier Terri Dozier on Aug 11, 2018

      My countertops are from the ice age. I am not able to replace them. So I need suggestions on how to cover them. My mother had her countertops painted, by a contractor. Needless to say, the paint chipped off/wore off. Can I cover them with contact paper?

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Aug 11, 2018

    Terri, do you want to paint, tile, put on granite, maybe butcher block? We need a little more information so we can help you.

    • Terri Dozier Terri Dozier on Aug 11, 2018

      I need suggestion on something I can do, I can afford new tops. My mother had hers painted. Paint wore off. I had someone else reply and I asked if I could use contact paper.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 11, 2018

    Hi Terri, me again, Janice. I've seen some contact paper projects on line that turned out really well. I believe you can buy wider contact paper from Amazon that might even be better quality than you see in the stores and that would make it easier as you wouldn't have as many seems to join together. If you go to youtube.com and enter "using contact paper to cover countertips" you'll be able to find videos and watch people doing it step by step. Here's a link to an article:

    http://justmisty.com/using-contact-paper-to-cover-and-redo-countertops/

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Aug 11, 2018

    Teri, I wouldn't think contact paper would work. Since you say you can afford new counters, maybe that's the solution. I agree, paint isn't a good solution. Have a look at some of these that look like granite, but aren't as costly.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Aug 12, 2018

    I used a product called quickcrete. It was inexpensive and they are holding up well. Here is a peek if you'd like to see: https://www.hometalk.com/18147786/changing-up-an-orange-formica-countertop-with-concrete?r=2

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