Suggestions for ugly laminate bathroom countertop

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  • CabinetmakerWarehouse CabinetmakerWarehouse on Apr 18, 2017
    Re-laminating countertops is a lot less complicated than many DIY tasks and there are literally thousands of color and finish combinations to choose from. Just Google Formica or Wilsonart Laminate and take your ugly, dated countertops and breath some fresh life into them.

    The steps for re-laminating are pretty simple:
    • Sand existing laminate with 60-80 grit paper (don't need to sand away all of the laminate, just need to rough it up so the new laminate will adhere properly)
    • Clean with all purpose cleaner/degreaser and wipe away any contaminants
    • Measure your surface area and then measure again just to be certain
    • Cut your laminate to just a bt oversize with a table saw or router
    • Dry fit to ensure proper cuts were made
    • Using the "dowel method" and contact adhesive, adhere the laminate to the countertop
    • Allow for overnight curing with proper ventilation and you're done.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 03, 2017
    Or you can paint it.

  • Tam 15076171 Tam 15076171 on May 23, 2017
    I totally agree with painting it. I have done it several times. It's easy and inexpensive.

  • Neli Neli on May 23, 2017
    I epoxy painted mine. Total cost was around $40 for the epoxy (may be called "clear coat" at your big box store) to cover 6ft of countertop, 2x. Was easy, and looks great. There are lots of videos on how to do it. Only difficult part was the back splash (upper lip). Epoxy is not easy to do on ANY vertical surface so avoid it if you can.

  • Sherry Carey-Wicker Sherry Carey-Wicker on May 24, 2017
    Lowe's n home depot have a product that is for laminate counters n I have seen the after pictures n they look like granite.
    Years ago I was running low on remodel money and I had those light blue laminate counters n they did not look good with my navy n white color redo so I bought 3 diff. colored pain those small cans. It was the kind you paint metal doors with and a sea sponge and played with the pattern putting one color on at a time and keeping it somewhat even. I didn't want it to look to perfect. It came out great and it never came off or chipped off or anything. It cleaned up well also.