How To Paint Countertops

    

 

Want to change that boring laminate countertop into something marvelous?  It's simpler than you may think.  There are several options you have to transform the look of your counters, each having advantages and drawbacks.

 

Giani Granite Paint


Advantages

 

  • Provides a unique granite look
  • Packaged in a kit that has everything you need to do the job
  • Package comes with an instructional DVD
  • Several attractive colors available

 

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Paint Your Countertop

 

Advantages

 

  •  Very simple to do, simply prime with a bonding primer and paint with a water-base enamel paint (satin or gloss)
  •  Least costly and quickest method
  •  Anyone can do it


Disadvantages

  •  Scratches can be seen easily because of the gloss of the paint
  •  Will have to be repainted every few years depending on use



Use a decorative finish on your countertop


There are several decorative products that you can use to spruce up your countertops.  I will go through each product below along with the good and bad of each.

 

SpreadRock by Daich Coatings

 

Advantages

 

  • Very durable, you can try to scratch the coating with a coin and it will wear out the coin and not leave a mark on the coating
  • Easy to apply
  • Cool look, in 5 different colors


Disadvantages

 

  • Packaged in gallons/5 gallon only.  1 Gallon only covers 33 sq/ft
  • Costly, around $2.50 per sq/ft
  • Bumpy surface, not easy to write on

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