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Asked on Jun 23, 2019

Do you have any tips on painting kitchen countertops?

Frankie McphersonSharonNan W.


I want to paint my kitchen countertops but I have no idea what I’m doing! It’s Formica that has been there since the 70’s. It actually looks good to be that old but the color is very outdated. I would really appreciate any tips on this project. I don’t even know what kind of paint to use! Thanks.

3 answers
  • Nan W.
    on Jun 23, 2019

    Sharon: If it looks good, why paint? Just update everything around it -- like paint cabinets, declutter countertops, and use accent colors(in curtains/linens) to complement the counter!

  • Sharon
    on Jun 23, 2019

    I guess I should have said it’s still in good shape to be as old as it is instead of it looks good! I am just really tired of the color. It matches nothing. We have already painted the cabinets, walls, and did other updates. I was leaving this until the last. Thank you for your input!

  • Frankie Mcpherson
    on Jun 23, 2019

    My aunt sanded her white Formica countertops down lightly and stained it with an oak color then polyurethaned over it! It looks brand new!

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