Updating kitchen countertops ideas
I first heard that painting laminate countertops possible after reading this post from Brooklyn Limestone. But much to my surprise, this particular countertop paint product wasn’t 0; it was more like . The paint seemed pretty thin as I ran through it with the foam roller (picked for “smooth finish” promises on the packaging), but as I applied it to the countertop, I found the coverage to be quite thick.
I figured if I’m replacing the countertops anyway, it wouldn’t be so bad if I experimented a little and tried out this paint as a temporary No, I didn’t go crazy with the color, but I did use this painting project as an opportunity to figure out how light I would like the countertop to be. Here’s how it looked after my first coat: As you can see in the pic, I wasn’t exactly trying to color in between the lines; I just slapped on where I saw fit.
The kitchen ceiling was orange from years of smoke damage; the floor was yellowed linoleum.
The fridge was filthy and I found one of those lovely fingernails you’ve heard me whine so much about. During my limited time researching this product, I’d learned from user reviews that this stuff was pretty toxic and would take three full days for the paint to cure.
) out there about many more DIY countertop surfaces.
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I wasn’t trying to hard to make things perfect or protect anything except the floors or appliances.
I got too close to the stove only once, and found that if I wiped it up quickly enough, a damp paper towel took care of it fairly well. I kept the windows open all night despite the dip in temperatures just so the fumes wouldn’t be hanging out in the house while I got ready for work the next day. This was taken at night just before I went to bed, so I’ll try later this week to give you a better “after” shot so you can see the color and finish a little better.
Both traditional and contemporary, stainless steel works for most kitchen styles.
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