How to repaint or replace countertop?

Lori Kelly
by Lori Kelly

I painted my kitchen countertops 2 years ago. I was just so tired of beige laminate countertop! So far, except where the pictures show, they have held up VERY WELL. The part shown is the front edge of the sink, as one can probably tell. I still have the paints that I used, I ignore these areas and wait until I can afford countertops OR just repaint the worn area?

q repaint or replace countertop
q repaint or replace countertop
q repaint or replace countertop
The last 2 pictures are of other areas of the countertops.
q repaint or replace countertop
  8 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 08, 2018
    Hi Lori,
    If in front of the sink is the only bad part, I personally would repaint it. It looks like it was done with sponging so you should be able to hide the edges with an extra coat or 2 and by feathering the edges. Definitely seal it. You might want to give the whole counter a new coat of sealer too. Sealer can wear off over time so adding extra sealer can only be a good thing. :) Wishing you the best.

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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 10, 2018
      Hi Lori,
      I've read that resealing every few years will help the whole thing last longer. Looks like our minds are in tune with each other's. Good luck. If you can, take pics and post your project so we can all see your solution. :)

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on Jul 08, 2018
    If you still have paint, then redoing that area makes sense. Now you know that you need to be careful with that area and you should be able to make it last longer this time. You did a great job!

  • Beverly Bogle Beverly Bogle on Jul 08, 2018
    the paint you used is it water resistant and or oil based?

  • Beverly Bogle Beverly Bogle on Jul 09, 2018

    Thanks I want to do this.

    • Lori Kelly Lori Kelly on Jul 09, 2018

      Easy to do. I used a sea sponge and paper plates and a feather. I sanded the shine off, kilzed the countertop and started sponging randomly. The black made it pop! That’s when I used the feather. After everything dried, I sealed it. Have fun!

  • Beverly Bogle Beverly Bogle on Jul 09, 2018


  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jul 10, 2018
    I would fix the areas that need fixing - until you are ready for something new.

  • Jolene Draper Jolene Draper on Aug 03, 2018

    That’s not bad at all for two years wear and tear. That’s probably going to be a vulnerable spot at the sink. I would definitely just redo that spot. Great job though. Looks very nice.

    • Lori Kelly Lori Kelly on Aug 04, 2018

      Thank you! I’m always careful with knives and have ALWAYS used cutting boards. I enjoyed doing this. I really hate to spend money😂

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 21, 2020


    Maybe cover the area with a temporary sheet or block that you can work on until you can afford to change, that is unless you want to keep painting it? Or, maybe tile the area.