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Mayviss
« on: April 25, 2006 07:33:46 AM »

You will now see here the before and after for my laminate "butcher block" countertop which I cleaned, primed, sponge painted, and am now sealing:

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006 07:44:48 AM »

Gorgeous!  I want to do thison my old coutnertops until I can have them replaced!  What are the exact steps you used and what do you seal with?  Is it waterproof--like around the sink area? Thanks so much--they look awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006 09:09:37 AM »

I cleaned it thoroughly with comet and then fantastic.  I primed it with Kilz, I sponged it with 2 shades of grey.  I sponged over it after it a second time (just because I wanted it more blended than it was).  You can use any kind of paint for that step, and am sealing it with Minwix Polycrilic.  The picture shows 1 coat of the sealer - I will probably do 2 more.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006 09:11:26 AM »

looks great, marble-y like!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006 01:32:58 PM »

wow. that's a great idea. the apartment complex i live in resurfaced our countertops and it has a horrible finish that makes it impossible to clean fully. i shudder just thinking about it. i wish i could do such to my counter.

is the finish as smooth and lovely as it looks?
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006 07:03:08 AM »


is the finish as smooth and lovely as it looks?

It is, indeed.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006 07:31:32 AM »

That is neat.  I never thought of painting my counters.  I cannot afford to replace so I will now think of painting them.  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2006 10:20:43 AM »

I'm in love!!!!

I have that exact same ugly laminate on my counters - and I'd debated about what I want to do with them, everything from ripping them out and replacing (too expensive) to covering them in sheets of copper.  What I REALLY want is tile - I think I could do my counters awesome with faux tile treatment.  Thanks!

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2006 01:31:45 PM »

I am planning on redoing my kitchen this summer (the budget way!) and this is an awesome idea for those horrible (hunter green) laminate countertops I have.  Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006 02:18:33 PM »

I cleaned it thoroughly with comet and then fantastic.  I primed it with Kilz, I sponged it with 2 shades of grey.  I sponged over it after it a second time (just because I wanted it more blended than it was).  You can use any kind of paint for that step, and am sealing it with Minwix Polycrilic.  The picture shows 1 coat of the sealer - I will probably do 2 more.

Is the sealer OK to put food on?  I've been wanting to do this to my own ugly countertop, but am worried about toxicity type stuff.
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