I can't afford new countertops, would love to paint them?

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  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jan 04, 2018
    will depend on what they are now what 'paint' to use -- if ceramic tile, formica, etc., will be different applications and preparation but yes, it can be done. The secret to a successful paint job is in the prep work!

  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Jan 04, 2018
    Since we do not know what type of cabinets you have — Oak? Pressed board? Maple? — go to the Hometalk.com website. Click on Browse (top left) and scroll down to Painting Techniques. Then click on the tab Interiors. Then scroll over to the option Kitchen Cabinets and click on it. You can scroll down to the project and type of cabinets that is most similar to yours. Good luck!

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jan 04, 2018
    They also sell premade kits for painting countertops, from brands like Gianni and Rustoleum Transformations, sold at most home improvement stores. I, however, just painted my bathroom countertop, it is a small one, and just in the half bath downstairs. I mixed a silver metallic paint with regular black paint and some brown chalk paint to get a charcoal slightly metallic color (I used metallic paint and chalk paint as my base because both adhere well). Then I blotted it with a mix of glaze and copper acrylic paint to give it a copper look. Then I put two coats of wipe on poly on it, letting it dry between coats. I plan on posting this project this week, but have not done so yet. The countertop feels very durable, with the wipe on poly. I think it will last me a while.

  • Mary Poole Mary Poole on Jan 05, 2018
    I have been looking into counter top painting for a friend. I have granet already but if I didn't I would definitely go with this one. It's a little pricey but will last a long time. Https://www.StoneCoatCountertops.com