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Repainting Bathroom counter tops

Posted by Jeff on December 13th, 2002 06:53 PM
In reply to Bathrooms by Joy on October 17th, 2002 10:56 AM [Go to top of thread]

We purchased a home and had a very 2 very tired bathroom
The biggest challenge as the formica countertop.
Inspite of what the pros at a major home building supply
store, we experimented and got great results. It has lasted
a year now...
The total cost was under $50.00 per bathroom countertop.
Total time to redo was 5/6 days...
Here's what we did..
1. Clean countertop with varsol and get rid of all grease etc.
2. Use course sand paper and score the counter top and get as much
of the melamine finish off as you can.
3. Wipe down with warm water and get rid of all dust.
4. Green tape and cover basin and faucets with newspapers.
Also tape newspaper to 1 vertical section from wall to wall
5. KRYOLON WATER BASED STONE PAINT..Lots of colours and great looking stone finish
After preparation, it took 2 cans per counter top..Spray evenly so there is no
buildup in any one area and gives it a smooth even finish. Let dry 24 hours.
6. Flecto Oil Base Varthane Finish..spray a light first coat over Krylon finish and let
dry 24 hours...don't forget mask and good ventalation, use vent fan in bathroom if u have
one or open a window
Second coat of same 24 hours later and let dry for 24 hours.
7. Over the next 3 days, brush a coat of the same oil base varathane (we used high gloss finish)
and wait for 24 hours for each coat to dry.
8. Remove all tape and drop papers..the counter has held up well and
cleaning is done with damp cloth with clean warm water.
9. Each year...apply one coat of varathane by brush to reseal.
It looks great and our bathrooms look like they have new countertops. We repainted the cuboard doors and drawers
with white melamine paint, chrome hardware...and that was it. Bob Villa...try it...IT WORKS...BUT DO NOT
RECOMMEND IT FOR KITCHEN COUNTER TOPS..Powder rooms or bathrooms only!

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