Painting Laminate Countertops

We were so happy with how painting our cabinets turned out, that we decided to take the plunge and try painting our laminate countertops. We knew that we didn't have much to lose, besides a few dollars in primer and paint, and that if things didn't work out, we were planning to get new countertops anyway.
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After cleaning of the surfaces with a stronger cleaner and taping everything we didn't want painted, we got to work.
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One layer of primer, one layer of paint, and three top coats later, we were left with a beautiful, glossy surface that we absolutely love.
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It is amazing what a little effort and paint can do to revamp a room in need of some help!
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  • Diana Reeser
    on Mar 23, 2019

    Are tjete any teniques I can usr to give the paint some testure or a "feathered" look, or even a couple colors?

    • K
      on Apr 14, 2019

      Check out

      They have some pretty good choices for DIY covering your counters/floors/etc

  • Kate
    on Apr 7, 2019

    Haven't finished cabinets yet. Waiting for a warm up to spray paint outside. However, began a 5th project ordering styrofoam celing tiles for the bath ceiling. Got 2 base coats and now looking to do a patina with turquoise. Lol though need to coat with a dark bronze first. At the end will add some gold highlights and white to soften patina. Wow there's too many projects here for sure. Are there any other jugglers out there? Tell us what's happening please!

  • Lila
    on Apr 9, 2019


    what type and colour paint did you ise?

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  • Tracy
    on Jan 12, 2019

    Epoxy Countertops is another great way to redo your countertops!

  • Kate
    on Feb 27, 2019

    Just order a 2 part epoxy. Skip the middleman. Got mine and 3 colors of mica and a kitchen torch with butane. Be ready to go as soon as the counter returns to being just counters. Lately counters have been my workplace. The last thing to do is punch up the floor with a unique stencil operation. Before the counters and floor need to automotively finish spray painting cabinets a pure white gloss top coat.

    Got a lot more going on it's been a long, damp and cold winter here in Michigan. Lol!!

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