Asked on Apr 02, 2016

Painting my kitchen counter

Shari Lemieux
by Shari Lemieux
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I want to paint my kitchen counter. I have read a number of posts on this subject and people have used different types of paint. What paint works best - chalk, latex, melamine? Do you have to use a primer and sealer when using any of those products? I don't want to use the expensive counter refinishing kit.
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  • Jackie Jackie on Apr 02, 2016
    I would love to know this as well, hope some answers are out there!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 02, 2016
    You did not mention the type of counter top you have,however I have found this post and looks interesting and not to expensive. www.hometalk.com/diy/kitchen-dining/kitchen-dining-furniture/diy-faux-granite-kitchen-countertops-14558780

  • CK CK on Apr 02, 2016
    I haven't used it and there are mixed reviews for a Rustoleum product. It's a one step, solid color epoxy paint that goes over formica countertops. Stinks like crazy, so I'm told ;-) It cost here in the US around $25 per quart and comes in about 12 colors. Here's a link. http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/specialty/countertop-paint/

  • Moxie Moxie on Apr 02, 2016
    I have painted platic laminate countertops by lightly sanding, 2 primer coats of zinsser primer and 3 coats latex standard wall paint and the 3 coats varathane satin wood floor sealer....worked like a charm. ..coats dry fast....and was cheap...no kits

  • Leopardfeet Leopardfeet on Apr 02, 2016
    I did my son's counter tops to make them look like granite. Prep is very important I sanded them then used a black gloss base coat and then just the 69 cent craft paints in the colors I chose then sealed them with a can of I think it's called Poly Crylic bought at Lowes. These were the results. They have held up even with renters in the house it's been 4 years.

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    • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Apr 03, 2016
      @Leopardfeet thanks again :)

  • Lyndell Lyndell on Apr 02, 2016
    I too have painted countertops. I sanded, then used latex floor paint as a base coat, then added texture and colour (similar to granite) with regualr latex wall paint, then coated with latex sealer. Both times it held up well.

  • Carole Carole on Apr 03, 2016
    I had a really ugly odd-shaped formica kitchen counter I painted with chalkboard paint. It cost me about $15.00 and everyone who visits loves it & leaves me a drawing. I love it & would do it again in a heartbeat!