Could your countertops use some updating? Do you want to make a huge impact for very little cost? Painting your countertops may be the way to go.
On occasion, I have seen countertops that have obviously been painted and do not look good. As with any project, it needs to be done with quality materials and workmanship. There are many different styles to choose from ranging from granite to butcher block. My friends Matt and Kaitie decided to tackle this project in their kitchen and it turned out amazingly well.
They used a Giani Butcher Block Countertop Paint Kit. They started with laminate countops surrounding the sink and the island top was wood. This is the basic process they followed:
1) Surface Prep- Scour all countertop surfaces, patch or sand as needed, clean thoroughly
2) Prime- After all surfaces are prepped and clean, apply a coat of wood base primer
3) Tape the Lines- Use frog tape to carefully place lines for the butcher block pattern
4) Paint Stripes- Apply paint to the exposed areas first (not covered by tape)
5) Paint Again- Remove tape and paint the entire surface of the countertops
6) Top Coat- Protect the surface with a clear top coat
You can view the detailed Giani instructions here. See photos of Matt and Kaitie's process and the final product below!
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