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Old 05-27-2016, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Painting laminate countertops

We were tired of the plain gross laminate tops we have in our house, but I **** sure wasn't gonna spend thousands for granite so I decided to try paint. I used a kit made by Giani off Amazon, cost us $160 to do a little over 100 sf.

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Primer base coat rolled on




First color sponged on



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Third color and clearcoat



I'll snag a closeup tmw, came out about as good as you could expect for some paint cans and a sponge!
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:35 PM   #2
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Looks great. Makes a huge difference.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:42 PM   #3
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Very nice.


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Old 05-27-2016, 11:05 PM   #4
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Big difference!
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:52 AM   #5
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I'd like to know how well it holds up.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:37 AM   #6
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Looks good. But is momma happy and does she like it?
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:41 AM   #7
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That looks great!
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:31 AM   #8
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Looks good.....good alternative to save a little money
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:39 AM   #9
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Turned out really nice. I think the black looked great also could you just cleared over that?
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:41 AM   #10
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We did ours last year too. Went from old yellow laminate to "Carrera marble." Had one of my daughter's friends paint the look, then I coated with clear high gloss epoxy. Will try and post pics.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:31 AM   #11
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Looks great.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:35 AM   #12
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Wow what a difference. How does it look up close?
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:30 PM   #13
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Spoon for reference
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:25 PM   #14
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Looks good

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Old 05-28-2016, 08:52 PM   #15
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Well worth the money
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:22 AM   #16
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did you roll the clear coat or brush it?
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:32 AM   #17
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Wow that actually looks really good!
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:48 AM   #18
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Wow, I'm Impressed- looks great!
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:50 AM   #19
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Certainly changes things up
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:05 PM   #20
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Looks good. Wonder about longevity though.
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:47 PM   #21
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Thanks for posting you bought me a little time on having to replace with real granite definitely worth a shot trying this way


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Old 05-29-2016, 06:57 PM   #22
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That looks pretty good! If you want to give the cabinets some pop too I recommend gel stain! I did them in our house and it took our kitchen out of the early 2000's over night. It's amazing how a little paint can go a long way!
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:11 PM   #23
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That looks pretty good! If you want to give the cabinets some pop too I recommend gel stain! I did them in our house and it took our kitchen out of the early 2000's over night. It's amazing how a little paint can go a long way!
Can you post some pictures? Thanks!

Great job on the counter tops by the way.
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:54 PM   #24
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Can you post some pictures? Thanks!

Great job on the counter tops by the way.
We gel stained ours in the bathroom
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We went fairly dark (picture makes it look a lot darker than it is), but you can still see the wood grain. We could have stopped a little lighter. It's a pretty neat amd simple process. This is them a little lighter
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Counters look awesome by the way. We may have to give that a shot also.

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Old 06-02-2016, 07:18 PM   #25
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Huge difference. Any chance at a later time posting a how-to-guide for the paint process?
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:08 PM   #26
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We are going to do another piece of furniture soon. I will try to document it.

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Old 07-25-2016, 01:44 PM   #27
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Looking at doing this for our countertops in our new weekend place. How long did it take you from start to finish?
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:46 PM   #28
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Looks sooo much better, well done!
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:19 PM   #29
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Looking at doing this for our countertops in our new weekend place. How long did it take you from start to finish?
About an hour to prep and prime, then 30 minutes for each of the 3 colors and the clear coat. I believe it calls for 4 hrs after primer, 1 between each coat, then 4 hours between the two clear coats. I split it up over a couple days.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:20 PM   #30
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As for the longevity, I haven't seen any spots with wear on them and we use our kitchen a lot. It hasn't even chipped off where I bang the biscuit can against the edge
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:12 PM   #31
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Thank you so much for the break down. Looks like if need be I could split the work over two weekends which is perfect!

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Old 07-26-2016, 10:27 AM   #32
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I'll bet you bang a lot of biskits too, Mike.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:29 AM   #33
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How are all these upgrades holding up after a year of use? Any regrets or insights?
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