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The sky-high costs of kitchen countertops may spur you to look for creative alternatives, but think twice before you settle on a cheap DIY paint job. Food can easily stain painted countertops, and the coating isn't nearly as durable as the material underneath. If, despite the drawbacks, you still choose to paint, be sure to seal your countertops with a coat of polyurethane to give the paint job more staying power.
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