Paint Your Outdated Bathroom Counterop for Less Than $5

5 Materials
30 Minutes

If you live in a 90's-era home, then you're likely familiar with the cultured marble sink. I HAD three in my home, until recently, when I took a chance and spray painted one of them. That's right. I spray painted my sink. Read on to see how I used a $5 can of appliance epoxy paint to turn my bathroom countertop from a dingy yellow to crisp white!

Here is the before that I was working with. Everything was still in great condition, just in need of a little updating.


I chose to use the spray form of the product since the area was so small and the spray is a fourth of the cost of the paint. But beware, the overspray and smell is INTENSE. You will want to make sure you have thoroughly taped off and covered any areas that you don’t want overspray on, including your walls, vanity cabinet and faucet hardware.   


Spray paint fumes are intense. Make sure you open any windows, use a fan, and wear a respirator or mask.  


I used a pre-paint cleaner that I had on hand from a previous project, and made sure to dry and wipe with a lint-free cloth before spraying to remove any dust. I did not sand the surface, but you might benefit from using a fine grit sandpaper to rough it up a little.  


Be sure to shake the can for a full minute or more to properly mix.  


 In a sweeping motion with overlap on each pass, spray a thin coat of paint on your surfaces. You will need multiple coats ( I used 4). I sprayed a coat, waited 2-3 minutes and sprayed again. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! You MUST complete all of your coats within a 30 minute timeframe. Not hard to do if you use the above process, but make sure you tackle this project at a time that you won’t get pulled away or distracted. If you spray additional coats on the surface after 30 minutes the paint will bubble. If you need to apply additional coats or touch ups after 30 minutes you must wait a full week to recoat.  

Using the same prep process, I also decided to tape off the faucet and give it a few coats of some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint that I had on hand.

And there you have it! A completely transformed vanity counter with spray paint! At the time of this post, we have been using it about two months with no issues of visible wear.

For more details, and how I transformed that vanity base as well using paint, go check out the blog!

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Lydia Krueger
    on Apr 19, 2020

    What color grey paint did you use on the vanity?

  • Kat
    on May 28, 2020

    So I tried this! What is the best way to repair chips in the paint? Thanks!

    • Krafty Mrs.K
      39 minutes ago

      I keep the epoxy spray paint under the sink for touch ups. i did my sink years ago and have only had to redo a couple spots wear it scrubs off around drain and wear i spilled nail polish remover.

  • Erica
    on Jul 5, 2020

    Did you seal the countertop with anything?

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  • Kaye F Gasque
    on Jan 5, 2020

    I did my countertops with a faux stone look. So happy to find this for the second bathroom remodel!!! And I never thought about painting the faucets! Thank you so much- love, love, love this!!!

  • Kat Boyd
    on Mar 24, 2020

    If you get paint drips with the appliance epoxy, can they be sanded out and resprayed? How would you go about this? I have one tiny spot where it looks like it dripped from build up on the can and I'm not sure the best way to get it out. Thanks!

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