How to add a bullnose edge to my countertop

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I am preparing to refinish my kitchen countertops..they are an old Formica with a straight square edging. I would like to add a bullnose edge before refinishing? And ideas.

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  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 11, 2018

    Most tiles come with a bull nose option. You would put them in place with adhesive just like the regular tiles. You will also need to choose a bull nose option if you have any places where the tile ends and a wall begins. That will make a nice edge. Good luck with this project.

  • Alvin Alvin on Aug 11, 2018

    Mor863...I'm supposing you will use some type of counter top coating and not recovering with new laminate. I would not do it because the laminate is very thin and you will end up removing the laminate down to the particle board backing that is very rough.

    If you want to round sharp edges, then use a medium file, filing away from flat surface on top and side toward edge. Use fine sandpaper w/block to finish. Laminate coloring is very paper thin unless it's the newer solid color type. Look at edge under a magnifying glass and you will see how thin it is.

  • Joe Gemmill Joe Gemmill on Aug 11, 2018

    I've done this: use an air nailer and construction adhesive to add bullnose trim to the front of the counter. Finishing with stain and two-three coats of urethane BEFORE hand is best, filling the tiny air nailer holes later is easy. Tape it off and do your thing with the counter top refinish kit.!

  • Joe Gemmill Joe Gemmill on Aug 11, 2018

    I've done this: use an air nailer and construction adhesive to add bullnose trim to the front of the counter. Finishing with stain and two-three coats of urethane BEFORE hand is best, filling the tiny air nailer holes later is easy. Tape it off and do your thing with the counter top refinish kit.!

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 12, 2018

    You order your new countertop with a bullnose edge trim.