WKRG | Painting Laminate Countertops

by: Danny Lipford, WKRG employees

Posted: Mar 3, 2021 / 4:05 pm CST
Updated March 3, 2021 / 4:05 p.m. CST

Marie: My cheap laminate countertops need to be replaced, but my budget doesn’t allow it right now. Can I paint them instead?

Danny Lipford: If your countertop looks like this, with all of these stains, discoloration, and possibly the occasional scorch mark; You’ll be happy to know that you can paint your plastic laminate countertops. In recent years, several types of specialty paints have been developed that have been developed for painting countertops.

One particular operation involves just a little sanding, applying the coating, and letting it dry for three or four days before using it. Another can actually simulate the look of real granite. What it does require is that you do a little more work of applying a black primer, then a coat, and then using a sponge with a little artistic flair to achieve that granite look.

Either way, one of these systems costs less than $ 100 for a typical kitchen.

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