Remodeling a kitchen can be an expensive project, especially if you need to buy custom ordered countertops. If you have laminate countertops in your kitchen, consider painting as an economic alternative. Layers of paint can give your laminate counter tops and a fresh new look without breaking the bank. Read below for easy to give your existing laminate counter tops a makeover steps.
Clean laminate countertops. Using an ammonia-based cleaner, wipe any dirt, debris and waste from laminate countertops. Pay close attention to cracks and corners to ensure you remove any accumulation. Rinse with clean water and let dry. Clean the countertops with denatured alcohol to remove the remaining fat.
Using masking tape, tape offs the entire area to paint, protecting the walls, fixtures, appliances and sink painting. Arena laminate counter tops with 120 sandpaper grains. The objective is to rough texture flat surface so that the primer and paint have some compliance. It is easier to apply primer with a paint pad, using a small brush to cut in the edges. Allow the primer to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply two or three coats of paint to the laminate countertops using a brush to cut around the edges and a paint roller to paint nap under the surface.