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hayley

04:15PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 10/31/02
2 lifetime posts
I would like to paint my countertops. I was wondering if i can do this?. If i can what kind of steps should i take ti paint it,
please help

Lawrence

04:34PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
You can paint anything you want to paint; the question is whether it will last.

The answer depends upon the surface of your countertops, but, generally, countertops are designed to be resiliant so that things do NOT stick to them. Thus, ordinary paint on typical formica countertops will scratch off within a week to the point where you will wish you did not do it. If any paint would work, you would need a specialty paint plus primer, plus you would probably need to scuff the surface to give the primer something to "bite" onto.


Lawrence

hayley

06:44PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 10/31/02
2 lifetime posts
so are u saying that i would have to sand it then i would be able to paint it but i would have to sand it with a really thick sand paper then. what grade should i use? what else would i have to do to it
thax for ur help

5slb6

01:10AM | 11/02/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
There are companies that specialize in painting counter tops and that would be your best bet as opposed to doing it yourself as the chance for failure is very high if not done exactly correct.


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