Kim
Kim
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  • Silver Point, TN
Asked on Jan 16, 2019

How can I makeover kitchen countertops?

Dixie Belle Paint CompanyDesign by D9Linda Sikut
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I would love to see some ideas on how to do a makeover on Kitchen countertops - everything in my kitchen is completed except for the countertops - so very costly to replace them with granite so I would like to do a makeover instead - love your daily emails!!!Thank you!

4 answers
  • Shore grandmom
    on Jan 16, 2019

    You could put an epoxy on it. This company website has some good videos to show how to use their product.

    https://leggari.com/custom-counter-kits/

  • Linda Sikut
    on Jan 18, 2019

    Hi Kim,

    I'm Linda, You could also paint it and there are now kits available.

    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.


    https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/kitchen/how-to-paint-laminate-kitchen-countertops

    • Kim
      on Jan 19, 2019

      Thank you so much for your response and idea. I will check out the website. Thanks again!!!!

  • Design by D9
    on Jan 20, 2019

    Hi Kim, I have done this with stone finish paint and epoxy. You can check it out here. We did this as part of a condo reno for resale, so I don't know how well they stood up, but I loved the way they turned out. No cutting on them though, without a cutting board, which I assume would be true of all paint type options.

  • Dixie Belle Paint Company
    on Jan 21, 2019

    Hi Kim! 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/


    If you ever need help or have any questions you can feel free to call us at 813-909-1962 during business hours. We have a full staff here eager to help you!


    We have an awesome group on FB that gives you all kinds of help if you are interested. click here to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsWhoLikeDixieBellePaint/

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