How to Paint Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Interior Design

Bahtroom vanity with white countertops

Many people start their day in the kitchen and having a beautiful kitchen can greatly lift your mood. If you’re looking to install new countertops, our professional and trusted Colorado Springs granite company can help take your kitchen to the next level. If an installation isn’t an option for you at the moment, painting your countertops is another option you may consider.

What Do You Require for Painting?

You may want to choose a color that goes well with the floor and wall. Ensure that your countertops are in good shape. Remove everything that is on the countertop and ensure there is adequate ventilation either from a window or a fan. Turn off the gas cooker. For excellent results, ensure that you are minimally distracted that day.

Requirements

  • Gloves, mask or goggles to prevent touching or inhaling paint
  • Cleaner, water and soap
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Paint roller and foam roller cover
  • Painter’s tape to protect walls and sinks
  • Paint primer – helps paint to stick
  • Paint

How Do You Paint?

Step 1: Clean the counter surface with soap and water

Step 2: Use the sand paper to smoothen, then wipe with a wet cloth and let it dry

Step 3: Apply 2 thin coats of primer evenly on the entire surface and allow them to dry for 4 hours

Step 4: Apply the first coat of paint and don’t allow it to dry as you from one side to the other

Step 5: Apply the 2nd coat of paint 4 hours after the first one and allow it to dry

Step 6: Apply the top coat and allow 4 hours to dry

Do not put anything on the counter before 24 hours. It takes 2 weeks for the paint to dry completely. Avoid using abrasive cleaners thereafter.

Conclusion

Beautiful countertops make a beautiful kitchen. Painting countertops also enhances beauty. To find out which countertops are ideal for your kitchen, bar, or vanity, you can contact Planet Granite and we will advise you on what option is best for you.

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