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crackle countertops - BAD IDEA

Posted by Mr. Paint on April 8th, 2003 08:07 PM
In reply to crackle paint by Linda on April 8th, 2003 12:41 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hey Linda........Henry is right - as are all the others here who think painting counter tops is a terrible idea.

Search "painting counter tops" sometime - see what you find. They just aren't made to be painted.

As for crackle - it is a hydrophylic product - that means it "loves water"...water is what makes it work - it sucks the water out of the topcoat so quickly that the topcoat cracks.

Does this sound like something you want on a bathroom vanity? I don't think so. Your oil based sealer would have to be great to keep the water from getting to the counter and making it crack more.

Do yourself a favor - save up your $$ - and buy new vanity tops - you may even be able to find ones that look crackled!

Mr. Paint

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