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poohs_hunny
08-02-2009, 06:20 PM
Anyone ever done this? I'm considering this option because my countertops are in good condition, but are an ugly yellow laminate. They make that spray paint that looks like stone, and it sounds pretty easy. I was reading about/looking at pictures of people's experiences online. If you've done it, what primer/sealant did you use? How hard was it to keep the paint from getting over everything else? Thanks for any help you can give.

BrettS
08-02-2009, 07:18 PM
I've never done it, but the previous owner of our old house had and I can tell you that it was peeling up in a lot of places on the counter. I have no idea how long before we bought the house they did it, but it definitely looked pretty bad until we finally replaced the counters.

That said, if it's not terribly expensive, it might still be worth doing to extend the life of your existing counter if the other option would be replacing it. If it comes out badly or doesn't last then you could just replace it at that point.

If it's half the cost of a new counter then it might not be worth the risk and I'd think replacing the counter might be a better option.

The only other thing I'll add is that the color of the paint they used and the original color of the counter were actually reasonably close, so it was difficult to tell from across the room how badly the paint was peeling (but still easy to tell up close). If you do decide to do it, I would suggest trying to keep the color close to your existing counter color for this reason.

HERSEY
08-02-2009, 08:39 PM
My concern would be food safety. I don't believe any of the spray paints are safe around food.

Countertops are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

PinkRhombus
08-02-2009, 08:58 PM
I wouldn't. You'll get spotted areas on it from...I don't know if the accellerants do it...but bigger, flat areas like that look awful.

You can buy laminate sheets and put over top of it...I think I've seen them do that on home improvement shows

Or you can buy in-stock countertops at Lowe's or Home Depot for not much money.

For $500-$600 you could probably buy custom laminate. It won't be the fancy styles and finish, but it would still be good.

princessmom29
08-02-2009, 09:20 PM
I would not do it. DH works in the paint business and he says it will not take properly. It will be spotty at best and peel fairly quickly. I would just spring for new laminate. It is not that expensive and it is an easy install with the right tools.

SandrA9810
08-02-2009, 09:26 PM
Have none of you lived in apartments?? Every one I've lived in, has spray painted the counter tops. It looks horrible if you're not careful about cutting and having sharp objects on the counters. But renters usually don't care so you see lots of imperfections.

I'd look into tiling over it. It's cheap as well as easy to do yourself. Then you don't have to worry about scratching the top.
There are certain paints designed for countertops. But I don't think the stone look one is safe for countertops.

A Mickeyfan
08-02-2009, 09:54 PM
a few years ago I thought about doing this and everyone I spoke to about it in the "construction" business said not to do it.. even the people at Home Depot & Lowes said not too... I should say, they would not do it if it were their home....

poohs_hunny
08-04-2009, 07:11 PM
Bump - anyone else?

ClassicPooh2
08-04-2009, 07:57 PM
I have not done this myself, but have seen the finished product and it looked nice and appeared to hold up.

Apply Zins bonding primer that has been tinted to countertop.
Use a sea sponge and craft paint to get the "marble" affect.
Apply 4 coats oil based polyurathane.

or

Wash countertop with comet
Foll holes with spackle
Roll 2 coats Kilz. Dry 24 hours
Roll 2-3 coats water based paint. Dry 24 hours.
Roll 2-3 coats water based polycrilic finish

MayMom
08-04-2009, 08:05 PM
I've done it and had two friends do it. The one that worked the best and looked the best was the "Stone" look spray paint...It turned out GREAT. I sealed mine with a clear sealant and always took care that I didn't let food touch it....I have an enormous cutting board left over from that kitchen....Yes, you can do it and it will look 100% better....

HeatherN
08-04-2009, 08:46 PM
I have not done this but here is another idea that sounds totally crazy.I covered my old ugly one with contact paper.I picked a greyish marble design and suprisingly they look a lot better than they did.I figured it would be very cheap and if I didn't like it I could just peel it off.The seams don't show too bad because of the design of the paper.I didn't think it would hold up for long but I have had the same paper on for over two years and it still looks great.No one has ever noticed that it is contact paper.I was ready to get new counters but just couldn't fit it in the budget at the time.Now it's such a non issue because they look so much better.

mum4jenn
08-04-2009, 09:35 PM
I don't think I would do it on laminate and especially where food and liquid would be.

Our first haouse that we bought was built in the 1950's and one of the bathrooms was a horrible pink tile with black tile border. Mt Dh used the stone spray that looked like grey granite (it came with a sealer). I turned out great and we loked it however when our house was covered inwater during a flood it mostly all came off. Not that you rkitchen would be under water for 2 weeks like us but I would really question using near food.

I used another color on laminate cabinets at the place I worked at and it chipped off horribly. Looked so bad I wish I had never touched them.

If you do decide to do this make sure the area is VERY ventilated. When my Dh did ours he just about passed out from the fumes which are very very strong. Also...it took much more of the paint then we thought it would to give it the right effect and we ended up spending over $200 (1988'ish)on a very small bathroom .

Mau Loa Disney
08-04-2009, 09:37 PM
Yes, I've done it. Well, I actually sponge painted with 3 different colors(bought 2 tiny cans about $3 to $4 to use for the sponge part ) I've actually done it twice but this last time was my favorite... Like others have said you have to be careful when cutting or putting HOT objects down. I also keep a giant glass cutting board out so I can set my crockpot on it. I'm afraid the heat would change the color of the paint. I'm using as a temporary fix.

Heres what I did:
1. lightly sand
2. use kliz (i choose the mildew resistant kitchen and bath)
3. roll paint a solid color (let completely dry)
4. sponge 2 different colors. Do 1 color let dry then the other color
5. then use a polyurethane. I used water based as my neighbor used oil based and it caused yellowing. I used 3 coats- let dry between each.


I'm looking for the pics so I can post. I cant find them on my computer, let me check my cell

Mau Loa Disney
08-04-2009, 10:16 PM
sorry, I cant post the pics :confused3

enchantingodin
08-04-2009, 11:47 PM
Sounds like a cool idea - I'd be interested in seeing pics!

allison443
08-05-2009, 12:05 AM
I recently looked into painting laminate countertops and I found out that Rustoleum makes a countertop paint for laminate surfaces. It is sold at Lowes. I googled it and found a few reviews of it. It's not a spray paint-you use a regular brush or roller.
I haven't tried it myself, but that might be another option to look into. How would you be able to spray paint in your kitchen without the paint getting on everything else?
Good luck!

MomofM&M
08-05-2009, 12:16 AM
I have been researching ways to redo my kitchen on the cheap. I have ugly 4 x 4 square white ceramic tiles for my countertop. The house was a rental before we bought it. It is impossible to get the grout really clean. When the budget allows, I will be trying Giani granite paint for the countertops and using Thomas stainless steel paint for the appliances. Here is a link for the countertop paint. http://www.liquidstainlesssteel.com/giani/products.html

VanessasMom
08-05-2009, 07:20 AM
Just finished mine--they look awesome!!

I followed the instructions and tips here (http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf999197.tip.html). I used Envirotex Lite from Menard's for my clear top coat. It is used for bars. Good luck!

poohs_hunny
08-05-2009, 12:13 PM
Just finished mine--they look awesome!!

I followed the instructions and tips here (http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf999197.tip.html). I used Envirotex Lite from Menard's for my clear top coat. It is used for bars. Good luck!

I'd love to see pictures!

poohs_hunny
08-05-2009, 12:17 PM
I have been researching ways to redo my kitchen on the cheap. I have ugly 4 x 4 square white ceramic tiles for my countertop. The house was a rental before we bought it. It is impossible to get the grout really clean. When the budget allows, I will be trying Giani granite paint for the countertops and using Thomas stainless steel paint for the appliances. Here is a link for the countertop paint. http://www.liquidstainlesssteel.com/giani/products.html

I just checked out that website and the product looks very intriguing. With the stone spray paint I was concerned about the bumpiness (would topcoat smooth it out enough?) and mostly, getting the spray everywhere. I'd have to put newspaper or dropcloths over the walls, appliances, sink, and cabinets. And I'd still be paranoid about missing a spot. I wonder how easy it really is to sponge on the colors. I'm somewhat "craftily inclined" so I bet I could do it. Has anyone used this product or known someone who did?

DisTwix
08-05-2009, 01:46 PM
Hey there --- I've used the stone-look spray paint, pretty much every variety, for a number of projects, including some that had sealed topcoats --- it will absolutely still have a texture. Which, if it were me, I wouldn't let anywhere near my counters, because OH, the nightmare of trying to keep cleanish.

No matter how careful you are with cutting boards, etc, a certain amount of food will end up on the counters --- if that food happens to be raw chicken juice you want to be able to clean it up handily.

I would do the sand, primer, roll on version, with ragging or sponging or dragging to create the desired look - then at LEAST two coats of poly.

One thought would be to get the stuff you want to use and a chunk of masonite (cheap, lumber section of Home Depot/Lowes) and test out your technique a couple times before going "live".

pixie921
08-05-2009, 02:41 PM
My parents did exactly what you're talking about doing. They sealed it but it always stayed very bumpy and rough. They were not happy with the way it held up. Or rather, how it didn't hold up.

They've just replaced the countertop and my mom was so happy to see that painted laminate go!

goofydebi
08-05-2009, 04:29 PM
i did mine this year. got a piece of laminate from a friend and experimented with different paints. tried the spray it looked good but too bumpy and i just wanted solid black, tried the hammered look, was too gray. so i sanded first, put 3 coats of dutch boy paint (walmart) and 3 coats of poly. started with tan colored countertops and i am going to try to post pics. so far i have been very happy with the results and the price. i do use a cutting board or even a towel to sit hot stuff on it. and my crock pot left 3 little circles where the legs of it sat while hot so i just put it on the stove top now when i use it. i also sponged some browns and grays on my trial piece and it was beautiful, just wouldn't work though for what i wanted. i will eventually get new countertops but this was cheap and i enjoyed doing it.

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd328/goofydebbie/DSCN0070.jpg

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd328/goofydebbie/DSCN0068.jpg

poohs_hunny
08-05-2009, 04:32 PM
i did mine this year. got a piece of laminate from a friend and experimented with different paints. tried the spray it looked good but too bumpy and i just wanted solid black, tried the hammered look, was too gray. so i sanded first, put 3 coats of dutch boy paint (walmart) and 3 coats of poly. started with tan colored countertops and i am going to try to post pics. so far i have been very happy with the results and the price. i do use a cutting board or even a towel to sit hot stuff on it. and my crock pot left 3 little circles where the legs of it sat while hot so i just put it on the stove top now when i use it. i also sponged some browns and grays on my trial piece and it was beautiful, just wouldn't work though for what i wanted. i will eventually get new countertops but this was cheap and i enjoyed doing it.

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd328/goofydebbie/DSCN0070.jpg

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd328/goofydebbie/DSCN0068.jpg

The countertops look great and AWESOME Mickey kitchen! Love the red sink - fabulous!! :thumbsup2

Cruise
08-05-2009, 05:09 PM
http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd328/goofydebbie/DSCN0070.jpg

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd328/goofydebbie/DSCN0068.jpg

So... what brings you to the DIS boards? :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

goofydebi
08-06-2009, 08:25 AM
LOL Cruise, and sadly that's probably the least disney decorated room, it all just makes me happy :goodvibes

mhelsley
08-06-2009, 10:09 AM
Looks Good what did you use?

beachgrl001
08-06-2009, 10:28 AM
DH has been in construction for 20+ yrs (13 of which were custom kitchens) he said dont do it. laminate counter tops are cheep at home depot & lowes.

Chicago526
08-06-2009, 11:12 AM
DH and I are remodeling our bath (almost done, can't wait to post before/after pics) and couldn't find a laminate counter in a color that we liked, and real stone was out of our budget. So dh cut a peice of plywood to fit the counter, glued a wood veneer(sp?) over it, then painted it to look like marble, then put several clear top coats over it. Looks fantastic!!!! I can't remember what we spent but it wasn't much. He's cutting the hole for the sink today, I'll try to post some pictures if I can find the camera.

cassandrap83
08-06-2009, 12:00 PM
For a bathroom, maybe. For a kitchen, no way. Think of all the chemicals that you are putting in your kitchen, and your food that you're going to be putting ON TOP of that. Can't be healthy.

shruley
08-06-2009, 01:41 PM
I'm all for repainting stuff, but I wouldn't. Besides the durability (or lack of) and health concerns, you'd really have to either remove them or tape EVRYTHING around it to make sure you don't accidently paint your cupboards. New laminate counters are REALLY cheap at Menards or Lowes if you choose one of their basic colors that are already in the store in stock sizes. You could cut to fit your space. We did custom-fit and color laminates in our old house before we sold it and that price wasn't bad either. I want to say only a couple hundred for a large chunk of counter space.

MonkersMama
08-06-2009, 01:57 PM
I did not read the previous posts.

I do know that if you can get your hands on melamine paint, that it is VERY durable on counters and not a prob for food safety (you can eat off of melamine plates). I know you can buy it in Canada, but I'm not sure if I've ever seen it here in the US.

VanessasMom
08-07-2009, 06:55 AM
Just completed these. We have alot of countertop in our kitchen including a custom size peninsula. It is expensive for us to replace even with formica. This cost me about $125 for the entire kitchen.

You can see our entire project step by step here (http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o129/DiapeyMom/Renovations/).

poohs_hunny
08-15-2009, 10:24 AM
UPDATE - Well, I decided against the spray paint. But I did purchase the product a previous poster mentioned - Giani Granite Paint for Countertops. You start with a black primer, then sponge on three shades of minerals, and finally cover with two coats of sealant. I started on Thursday and finished last night. I love the results! :lovestruc My counters look a hundred times better! I was so tired of the yellow counters. I used to have yellow walls too, but since I painted a few months back, the counters were really sticking out. Here are some before and after photos:

BEFORE:

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43347%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3B6326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp4335%3A%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3 A%3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3B9326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43347%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3C2326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43357%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3C4326nu0mrj

AFTER:

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43367%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968372326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43358%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968377326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43348%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968384326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43346%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968395326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43244%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B96838%3A326nu0mrj

I am thrilled with the results! I just hope they will hold up. Since the paints were specifically made for counters, I am fairly confident they will. All supplies cost around $60. :thumbsup2

familyfirsttimer
08-15-2009, 10:28 AM
UPDATE - Well, I decided against the spray paint. But I did purchase the product a previous poster mentioned - Giani Granite Paint for Countertops. You start with a black primer, then sponge on three shades of minerals, and finally cover with two coats of sealant. I started on Thursday and finished last night. I love the results! :lovestruc My counters look a hundred times better! I was so tired of the yellow counters. I used to have yellow walls too, but since I painted a few months back, the counters were really sticking out. Here are some before and after photos:

I am thrilled with the results! I just hope they will hold up. Since the paints were specifically made for counters, I am fairly confident they will. All supplies cost around $60. :thumbsup2


Wow! Those look really good. I have never even heard of this type of product. I have tan tops that look just like yours did and they are still in really good shape but I really wanted a change, this might just be the trick and let me hold on a little longer until I can really re-do the whole kitchen! thanks so much for sharing pics.

java
08-15-2009, 10:32 AM
WOW! They look GREAT! what a great mini fix up it made a major difference! Congtatulations!

L107ANGEL
08-15-2009, 10:36 AM
UPDATE - Well, I decided against the spray paint. But I did purchase the product a previous poster mentioned - Giani Granite Paint for Countertops. You start with a black primer, then sponge on three shades of minerals, and finally cover with two coats of sealant. I started on Thursday and finished last night. I love the results! :lovestruc My counters look a hundred times better! I was so tired of the yellow counters. I used to have yellow walls too, but since I painted a few months back, the counters were really sticking out. Here are some before and after photos:

BEFORE:

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43347%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3B6326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp4335%3A%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3 A%3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3B9326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43347%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3C2326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43357%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B9652%3C4326nu0mrj

AFTER:

http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43367%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968372326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43358%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968377326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43348%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968384326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43346%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B968395326nu0mrj
http://images.photo1.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp43244%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E%3B97%3E29%3A% 3EWSNRCG%3D326%3B96838%3A326nu0mrj

I am thrilled with the results! I just hope they will hold up. Since the paints were specifically made for counters, I am fairly confident they will. All supplies cost around $60. :thumbsup2

Awesome!

pixie921
08-15-2009, 11:30 AM
Those look great! You did a super job!! :thumbsup2

natale1980
08-15-2009, 11:45 AM
WOW!!!! That is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I wouldn't have even thought about doing that. :thumbsup2

-nat

ontariomonkey
08-15-2009, 12:12 PM
Wow! That is amazing! What a difference. Good for you for being brave and giving it a try.:thumbsup2

Kellydelly
08-15-2009, 12:15 PM
Nice work :)! Isn't it amazing how long laminate lasts? Those counters looked like they were in pretty good shape.

belle's mom
08-15-2009, 12:29 PM
They had their "home improvement guy" (can't remember his name) demoing this on the CBS Early show Thursday morning.

dolfinjuls
08-15-2009, 12:30 PM
Wow! That came out really good! Thank you so much for trying and posting pics!

Tink2000
08-15-2009, 01:05 PM
I am totally impressed. Can you tell me exactly what you used and where you purchased it. Are there other colors? I would like one that is more brown.

semo233
08-15-2009, 01:13 PM
I am impressed!!:flower3:

mickeyluvr004
08-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Hey I have those same UGLY yellow countertops YUCK you did an awesome job:goodvibes I am also looking to redo my countertops but mine are not in great shape like yours is.

PartyOf5
08-15-2009, 05:44 PM
Wow - I just have to say your countertops are beautiful...like night and day. And for $60? :worship:

Was it difficult to do?

4Seasons
08-15-2009, 07:34 PM
That looks AWESOME!!! Great job!

poohs_hunny
08-15-2009, 07:40 PM
I am totally impressed. Can you tell me exactly what you used and where you purchased it. Are there other colors? I would like one that is more brown.

Thanks for the kind words everyone!
The product is Giani Granite Paint for Countertops. It was mentioned earlier in this thread by another poster. Here is the website: http://www.liquidstainlesssteel.com/giani/products.html . I ordered from here since there were no stores around me that carried it (check the link for stores that carry it and then call first because some may carry only the stainless steel paint). It only comes in two colors. Mine was "Sicilian Sand" and the other is "Bombay Black". You could make it more brown by covering up almost all of the black primer with the brown paint and using less of the gold and white paints. It really wasn't hard. The most difficult part was doing the very small spaces that were hard to reach with the sponge. I used an artist's paint brush and it took awhile. You can see in the photos where the backsplash meets the counter it looks different because that was done with the brush and not the sponge. So was the top of the backsplash. I think the cost was more like $55 because the only additional things I needed to buy were a paint tray and painter's tape. Everything else came in the kit.

MouseketeerOvaHere
08-15-2009, 08:55 PM
Wow, that looks great! I might need to check into this as an option for now until we can save up for the real deal. Looks astounding. You did a nice job and probably just added an easy $3000 to your kitchen value. :thumbsup2

monorailsilver
08-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Wow, that looks great.

I think I have those same ugly yellow counter tops too.

Just looking at your pictures I thought "does she live on my street?" since you live in CT too. Maybe you do. It looks like the same kitchen except your cabinets are nicer!

poohs_hunny
08-15-2009, 10:04 PM
Wow, that looks great.

I think I have those same ugly yellow counter tops too.

Just looking at your pictures I thought "does she live on my street?" since you live in CT too. Maybe you do. It looks like the same kitchen except your cabinets are nicer!

Nope, can't be the same street because I live in central CT, not the shoreline. Probably our houses were built in the same time frame. Mine was built in 1979 - during the decade of the yellow countertops! :rotfl2:

MomofM&M
08-16-2009, 12:23 AM
Wow, your countertops look fantastic! I am glad it worked out for you. I still haven't gotten my kit yet as I have a gazillion things yet to do before I get to that but I was pricing everything out and I plan on getting the silica sand and the stainless steel paint for my fridge. I have awful 4 x 4in white ceramic tiles that I want to paint over. Don't know if it will turn out as nice as your countertop but the customer service rep who answered back on a Sat no less, assured me it was doable. Sure can't beat the price for a job well done.

casndan
08-16-2009, 11:59 AM
Looks great! :thumbsup2

Debbie-TN
08-16-2009, 06:20 PM
Those counters look great. You did an amazing job. :thumbsup2

tikilyn
08-16-2009, 06:38 PM
Wow! You did a great job OP!! I went to the website and love the Jet black countertop. You only have to paint it back and then use their automotive clear coat. Seems easy enough and I don't have to be an artiest to blend in the extra colors. LOL I've always wanted black granite countertops. I have ugly tan color laminate countertops. And it's only 26.00 for the jet black:cool1:!!!!

poohs_hunny
08-16-2009, 07:53 PM
Wow! You did a great job OP!! I went to the website and love the Jet black countertop. You only have to paint it back and then use their automotive clear coat. Seems easy enough and I don't have to be an artiest to blend in the extra colors. LOL I've always wanted black granite countertops. I have ugly tan color laminate countertops. And it's only 26.00 for the jet black:cool1:!!!!

They must have just added that because I swear that wasn't there when I ordered. There are also three new granite colors: blue, green, and red. I wouldn't want any of those myself, but it looks like they are expanding their line which is a positive!

princessmorgan
08-16-2009, 09:20 PM
Thanks OP! Your countertops look great! I think DH and I are going to try the black or stainless steel. If anyone else decides to try it, please post on here :thumbsup2

sarahlovesmickey
08-16-2009, 09:53 PM
wow, that is just the coolest!!! Our house is only 6 years old, but this may be a good option someday when I am bored of the look we have!! You did a wonderful job!

MrsPete
08-17-2009, 07:28 AM
Very cool! I have a wall of cabinets /ugly off-white laminate in my office, and this would be perfect. Since my area isn't a kitchen, it gets very light use. I'm definitely going to try this.

Stargazer
08-17-2009, 11:55 AM
Big thanks for the info OP -- I really love this! We have plain white counters (not the best w/ DD who always seems to leave a Kool-Aid or juice ring from her glass. I'm getting tired of buying stock in Mr. Clean Erasers :laughing:) so this would be perfect.

I think I'll run the idea past DH when I get home :goodvibes

elliemae1192
08-18-2009, 11:05 PM
Wow! That looks ALOT like my counters and mine are real granite! Great job.:thumbsup2

mhelsley
08-19-2009, 09:36 AM
What was the size of all the tops you painted? Did you need more than one kit? Did you have any of the paints leftover(mainly the sponging paints). I should be getting mine any day now and will be testing it out on some scrape laminate before comitting to it for my kitchen countertops.

Thanx
Melinda

Kitzka
08-19-2009, 10:25 AM
WOW this looks incredible! i am going to have to see if DH wants to do this. The only hiccup with my counters is that they have a metal edge but maybe i can remove it...

Lara

poohs_hunny
08-19-2009, 05:14 PM
What was the size of all the tops you painted? Did you need more than one kit? Did you have any of the paints leftover(mainly the sponging paints). I should be getting mine any day now and will be testing it out on some scrape laminate before comitting to it for my kitchen countertops.

Thanx
Melinda

I don't have a lot of counter space - you can see it all in the pictures. I have the standard 24" wide counters with a length of about 6 feet in all, plus around the sink and the backsplash. I did use only one kit and had some of each paint left - mostly the gold and white paints (second and third layers so needed less). On their website, they state how much the paints should cover, but that seems a bit too generous to me. I noticed that you can buy more of only one type of paint separately if you run out, which is good, except you'd have to wait for it to arrive while not using your countertops. The kit comes with a piece of black posterboard to practice painting with. I did this before I started. Good luck and please post pictures when you're done!