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Old 03-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Painting a countertop and cabinets...


I am gettin ready to close on a townhome and am wanting to paint the countertop and cabinets in the kitchen to help save some time and money..

Has anyone done this before?? Any advise would be very helpful.. Thanks

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Old 03-16-2008, 09:10 PM   #2
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I would not paint the countertop if I were you. It is VERY hard to get the finish to both stick and not contaminate your food. If the countertop is worn out, some kitchens can be fixed up with the pre-cut laminate from BigBoxCo. Otherwise, a local countertop place can put on some custom-cut laminate. (Don't contract for that at BigBoxCo; they will just sub it out to a local place, and charge extra on top of it.)

As far as the cabinets go: Clean w/ TSP, rinse, scuff-sand, prime w/ oil-base primer, topcoat with Waterbourne ProClassic from Sherwin or Waterbourne Impervo from Benjamin Moore. For more application details, search for "ProClassic" on this board.

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Old 03-16-2008, 10:15 PM   #3
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To properly "paint" the countertops you would have to use an epoxy
It will not save much, if any, time and/or money
The proper materials are expensive, and the application process intense
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When we were preparing to move, we had one of those countertop restoration places give an estimate. They used a sprayed-on epoxy with some kind of stone-colored flecks in it to make it look like a solid-surface. It was going to end up costing more than just replacing the countertop with entirely new laminate. This is extra-odd, because our counter was a funny shape, and cost quite a bit more to have done than most kitchens.

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I agree that this is not an easy or fun job. You're better off buying an inexpensive laminate countertop and perhaps having cabinets refaced. Much fewer headaches!
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