I have already posted this, but that is when I had about 30 followers. So I’m posting it again. I thought that this would be a great project to do for Memorial Day weekend
I always knew that you could paint counter tops. My parents had nice orange ones that we painted and the previous owners painted my counter tops cream. They didn’t do a good job though, they used a brush and you can see the brush marks. I have never liked my counter tops, they stain and just don’t look good. I wanted to replace them and have look into all kinds of material. We really looked into laminate counter tops. They are durable and look good, but it still would cost us $500+ to replace them and that’s if we do it ourselves. I wish that we could just get the pre-cut counter tops but with our bar, we would have to special order them. So when I saw that you can paint them AND make them look good, I did more research that night. The next day, I was painting my counter tops :).
The cost was a little over $150, that is for all the supplies and I have 40+ square feet of counter tops. From start to finish, it took about 4 hours (this does not include the waiting time for the glaze to set).
I got several granite and laminate samples from the store. I studied them and decided what colors I liked and what kind of texture. I bought a 12×12 tile that was about the same color of my counter tops and practiced on that first. I tested out my colors and made notes of how I moved my hand or fingers and what results I got.
2) I prepared the counter tops for painting. I decided to do the splatter painting method. This is a messy project, so cover everything. Put plastic or paper on all of your floors, even if it’s three feet away from the counter, it may get paint on them (this happened to me)
6) Next the hard and expensive part, the glaze. You can get this at a craft store or home improvement stores. It says that it only covers 6.4 sq ft, so I got 6 boxes and had a bunch left over. So I would guess it covers about 8 to 9 sq ft. Read the directions carefully and do what it says. On the back of the box it tells you what you need, you DO need everything on the list. We used the blow torch to get the bubbles out. This is a two person job.
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