Options for updating kitchen countertops

Despite my lovely accessories, I could still smell the fumes a little too much. Not exactly the wake up call I would prefer, know what I mean? Just for the fun of it, I’ll give you a Before & After split screen as well.I painted this little counter beside the fridge as well, but forgot to take an after pic.days that it takes to cure, the paint will stick quite well and wear nicely over the next year or so (before we replace them with an upgraded material).

On the bright side, I don’t think I want to go gray with the countertops, and it cost me only for a test drive. After a couple of years, I finally replaced my kitchen counters with inexpensive butcher block, and I LOVE them!Once I paint the cabinets a lighter color, I don’t think I want to go in the mid-tone range for countertops; either are considering painting your countertops now? Psst: Months later, I reviewed the condition of the counters to see how they held up with normal use. You can catch all of the details of the install here: ** I was not compensated in any way for using this product.I just like trying out new things and saving my readers the uncertainty of trying out an unknown product. The kitchen ceiling was orange from years of smoke damage; the floor was yellowed linoleum.The fridge was filthy and I found one of those lovely fingernails you’ve heard me whine so much about. During my limited time researching this product, I’d learned from user reviews that this stuff was pretty toxic and would take three full days for the paint to cure.

And the countertops were caked on with so much grease and dust we had to use oven cleaner to remove it. I’d seen “countertop makeover” kits at Home Depot, but at over 0 a pop, I wasn’t ready to take the plunge. In all fairness, this painting product from the Rustoleum crew has only sixteen color options. Not only that, but the paint would not require priming if I were painting over laminate (which I was) and would stick to just about ) I found that the paint stick really came in handy on this project. ), I had read that the paint consistency would be important if the temps were going to drop lower as the paint dried (per the can’s instructions, you should only use this product when temps are between 50 and 90 degrees for three days in a row).I think I make a pretty good case for why someone would want to paint everything just for the sake of freshening up the place rather than waiting on the true demo and remodeling to begin. Maybe we haven’t covered this before, but I’m first. I found that the color separated from the tint base quite easily (I’d only bought the paint two days before painting), so stirring it up was key.I first heard that painting laminate countertops possible after reading this post from Brooklyn Limestone. But much to my surprise, this particular countertop paint product wasn’t 0; it was more like . The paint seemed pretty thin as I ran through it with the foam roller (picked for “smooth finish” promises on the packaging), but as I applied it to the countertop, I found the coverage to be quite thick.I figured if I’m replacing the countertops anyway, it wouldn’t be so bad if I experimented a little and tried out this paint as a temporary No, I didn’t go crazy with the color, but I did use this painting project as an opportunity to figure out how light I would like the countertop to be. Here’s how it looked after my first coat: As you can see in the pic, I wasn’t exactly trying to color in between the lines; I just slapped on where I saw fit.I wasn’t trying to hard to make things perfect or protect anything except the floors or appliances.I got too close to the stove only once, and found that if I wiped it up quickly enough, a damp paper towel took care of it fairly well. I kept the windows open all night despite the dip in temperatures just so the fumes wouldn’t be hanging out in the house while I got ready for work the next day. This was taken at night just before I went to bed, so I’ll try later this week to give you a better “after” shot so you can see the color and finish a little better.