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Hi Janice. Check into Stonecoat countertops epoxy. I can be poured over laminate, formica, granite...etc. Here is their link they have great videos showing you how to use it. :)
Here is also a ink for the easiest way to create a faux marble finish on an existing countertop.
I've successfully used two different kits to update countertops: Daich makes a product called Spreadstone that transforms countertops into a stone-like material and Giani makes kits to make countertops look like granite. Both are easy to use and come in several colors, plus they are extremely durable! I hope this helps!
Here is a hometalk link for diy countertop painting.
Additionally - Here is an idea that I find exciting and interesting for your consideration. I hope this helps.
We painted our COUNTERTOPS!! The system we used is super durable, no chipping, and still looks brand new one year later.
You can try painting on a feather coating of concrete:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lRaNI2AOEQ
We did ours here:https://www.alifeunfolding.com/blog-1/2019/5/28/how-to-diy-a-concrete-bar-top-in-a-weekend?rq=countertops
Hi Janice, I repainted my countertops and they lasted another 12 yrs before I had the money to replace them! Here's how I did it. Hope this helps you out.
Lightly sand to rough the countertop up
Go to your paint store, tell them what you are painting, they will pick the proper paint and primer for you, you can even get the primer tinted for a better coverage
Once you have sanded, clean with TSP, then rinse and dry thoroughly,
Apply your primer coat, let it dry according to the instructions
Once the primer coat is dry, apply your paint coat, I would apply 2 or 3 as it will be stronger and thicker
Once your coats dry, you can apply a matte clear coat, either by spray or roll on, keep a small container of it under your sink for touch ups, (I never touched up) I had my counters like this for 12 years, until I could afford new ones.
I used a few clear glass cutting boards for protection, which give you places to set hot frying pans and pots. It held up very well. And only costs you the prices of the materials.