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« on: November 17, 2014 05:31:25 PM »

I was totally sick of my old off white stained countertops so I decided to finally get up the nerve and paint them. I sanded them well, then primed them with a good primer, painted them, then applied a sealer. I sanded between every few coats of the sealer and probably ended up with like 10 coats once it was all said and done. I have a before picture, but it's on my husband's phone so I will have to post it tomorrow. So, for now here is my finished work. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014 09:26:11 PM »

Wow, looks great
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014 07:47:35 AM »

Great job. Thought it was granite from the thumbnail. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014 07:49:18 AM »

Wow, that's amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2014 06:49:23 PM »

I never would have guessed it is paint! They look better than the pattern on my laminate countertops.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014 01:15:27 AM »

It totally looks like granite!
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014 03:35:55 AM »

Thanks everyone! My whole kitchen looks different now. It's not really a permanent solution, but we are going to remodel our kitchen in a few years and I'll be getting new ones then. It should last for several years at least with no problem. I was thinking it may be a good idea to add an extra coat of polycrylic every year or so to help protect it. Anyway, I'm happy with hit. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2014 10:28:07 AM »

This really is excellent work.  What kind of paint did you use? 

We've been living in our apartment for only over 2 months so far, and the kitchen counters have scratches on them that show their off-white undersides (I had no idea they were already "painted" counters!) so I'm thinking about working up the nerve to ask them if I can redo them myself.  It would save them some money, and I'd get the kind of look I want on them!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014 04:59:56 AM »

This really is excellent work.  What kind of paint did you use? 

We've been living in our apartment for only over 2 months so far, and the kitchen counters have scratches on them that show their off-white undersides (I had no idea they were already "painted" counters!) so I'm thinking about working up the nerve to ask them if I can redo them myself.  It would save them some money, and I'd get the kind of look I want on them!

I used Zinsser primer, I think it was. I used acrylic craft paint, and polycrylic (I may be spelling that wrong) sealer. I actually ended up with probably 8 to 10 coats of the sealer. I sanded between every few coats. It still looks great. I am planning on a kitchen redo in a few years so if it holds up that long, I'll be happy. I was thinking that I might put another coat or two of polycrylic on in about a year or whenever I think they need it.
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