Over time, the look of a kitchen can start to become dated and feel like it lacks luster. When this happens, you can remodel it to give it the new look you want, but if you are on a tight budget, the ability to remodel may be a bit limited. If you want to give your kitchen a facelift without spending a fortune on remodeling costs, consider updating the look of your drab laminate countertops by painting them with countertop paint. The guide below walks you through everything you need to know about updating your counters with countertop paint.
Prepare the Countertops
The first thing you will need to do is to remove everything from the countertops. You need to be sure to use painter's tape around the edges of the counters where they touch the sink and the cabinets to ensure that you do not get any paint on anything that you do not want paint on.
Sand the Countertops
Next, you need to use a palm sander to sand down the countertops to ensure they have a smooth finish. Use 60-grit sandpaper to ensure that you not create any ruts in the counter. When you are finished sanding, wipe down the countertops to remove any dust from them.
Choose the Countertop Paint
Countertop paint can be tinted to many different colors. You need to make sure that you choose a color that will pair well with the colors that you already have in your kitchen. Consider the color of your cabinets as well. A great way to make sure that the paint will match is to remove one of the smaller cabinet doors in your kitchen and take it with you to the home improvement store to make sure the colors pair well together.
Paint the Countertops
Next, you need to use a small paint roller to apply the paint to the countertop. Use even strokes to ensure a smooth finish when you are done. The paint will be a bit thicker than paint that you put on the walls and will take longer to dry. Once you have painted the first layer, allow it to dry overnight and then apply a second coat the next day.
Once you are done and the paint has fully dried, you can remove the tape from the edges of the sink and cabinets. The change in countertop color will make a huge visual impact on the look of the room without breaking your bank.Share