My name is Linda. There are several kits that you can buy to paint countertops, but you don't need a kit to paint a countertop. I do suggest if you want to do a faux granite or marble look that you practice on a piece of wood or tile before you start. The faux granite look is easy. First clean the countertop well using TSP. Let it dry then use a good primer and let that dry too. Next do a coat of "back" paint. I used gray. After that dried, I used pieces of sponge to dab on colors - black, white, dark gray, light gray and gold. You can choose your own colors. Dab with each color, mixing them up (see the website below for more instructions.) Once you have the look you like, use 3-5 coats of sealer for the best protection.
Check that sealer every year to see if it needs an extra coat. You will have to be careful with this countertop. Do not put anything hot on it without a thick mat because most sealers will not stand up to heat. Also be sure to always use a cutting board. If you take those steps, it should look good for a long time. Just know, though that this is considered a temporary fix and won't hold up as long as a new countertop will. The better you prep and take care of that countertop, the longer it will last. People have had theirs last for years. It will give you time though to save up for a countertop replacement. :) Wishing you the best.
There is a product called Beyond Paint, which can be used to re-do furniture, with no sanding and priming. It is thicker than paint and bonds to a cleaned surface. People have used it to apply to kitchen counters. I used it on a maple china cabinet that I wanted redone. If you google the product, you will see they have many colors, and state that it can be used on counters.
Hi Janis! I can tell you how to paint your counter tops with Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint :)
It is super easy to paint with Dixie Belle.
Step one: Clean with White Lightning
Step two: Apply two coats of Slick Stick
Step three: Paint one to two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
Step four: Use Gator Hide for a water-repellent finish
No sanding required!
Here's a great blog about painting counter tops https://www.leahnoelldesignco.com/counter-top-update/
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