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Painting Countertops

Posted by Mr. Paint on April 30th, 2003 06:09 PM
In reply to Refinishing Formica Countertops by Aileen Bartels on April 30th, 2003 05:40 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Paint Countertops by Handyman on 07/11/2006

Aileen - I have gotten in trouble on this site for telling people not to paint countertops. But I will continue to do it.

I would not recommend painting countertops - regular house paints were not designed for this sort of use - and will fail.

Specialty products (2 component epoxy) work better - but can be difficult to use - and are expensive.

I would look into a pre-made counter top at your local home improvement store - you will likely find that they aren't that expensive - likely around $10/ft.

Do yourself a favor - replace your counters - don't paint them.

Mr. Paint

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