Friday, July 6, 2012

Painting Kitchen Countertops

I have been working on my kitchen with both short term and long term plans in mind. The last project on the short term list was the counter tops.
As you can see, they are an old, ugly, stained laminate. I bought Rustoleum Countertop Paint in a Putty color a few months ago, but life got really busy... So I am finally getting around to it!
I started out thinking I would do a little test spot and live with it a few days before committing to the whole enchilada, but that usually doesn't work with me. I get too impatient to get it all done.
So I no sooner had my little test spot painted, than I decided to go for it. 
After all, how could it look any worse?

The paint is oil-based, so it's pretty smelly. Make sure to keep your windows open and wear a mask if you have one.
The directions are pretty simple: clean and dry the surface, use a small roller and paint away! 
The only real hitch is you can't use the countertop for 3 days.
So I decided to work in one area of the kitchen at a time so it would still be somewhat functional and only a little inconvenient.
In 3 days I will put everything back on the counters and paint the other side of the kitchen.
I will post pictures next week of the finished project.


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7 comments:

  1. No sealer needed huh? Pretty!

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    1. No sealer, which is one of the things I liked about it. I was just thinking the other day that I should write an update, since it has been over a year now, to show how the counters have held up. I think I will get on that next week!

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