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Old 12-10-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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I have an old black "marble" bath countertop with some chips, discolorations, etc. I plan on replacing the countertop, but. I am having a party Saturday and would like to find some temporary fix so it looks better. Can I paint the countertop somehow? It just needs to look good for a short period of time. Thanks!

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You could have had the counter replaced along with the vanity by now. Unless this is a party that they are taking a tour of the house, or you are trying to impress someone, I would not worry about it.

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Scuff it and paint it. Spray it with Krylon maybe.
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Melamine will do it. Rustoleum has that new counter refinishing stuff. I haven't used it but people seem to have good things to say about it.

Best get on with whatever since you will have cure times and it is Wednesday.

If this really is just a quick temporary fix? Something like Krylon Fusion or Rustoleums similar plastic paint will get you buy. Krylon comes only in spray cans and Rustoleum in spray and quarts as I remember. I could be surprised but would not expect either to hold up for look on a bath countertop.

If you are trying to fill in gouges or something deep you will probably need some bondo sanded off before painting?

As suggested, you might be better off leaving it alone. Toss a bowl of decorator soaps, candles and festive hand towels on it and wait until you have time to fix it.

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Habitat for Humanity sells used tops for $10--or so--Cheaper than a can of paint---just a thought--
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I have an old black "marble" bath countertop with some chips, discolorations, etc. I plan on replacing the countertop, but. I am having a party Saturday and would like to find some temporary fix so it looks better. Can I paint the countertop somehow? It just needs to look good for a short period of time. Thanks!
I'd just poke the eyes out of the guests as they arrive. What they can't see can't offend them.

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