Get all your measurments and make a drawing of the old counter-top.UN-hook the sink drain and water supply hoses from the valves (make sure you turn off those valves(dont ask)).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.Thankfully Im equipped with the tools to do this, but it really dont take too much..I went from "cheap and plain", "Poorly installed" To "custom and unique" and "solidly built" so this is a definite "fix it" contest entry! 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.
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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.
Because the material installs directly over existing countertops, usually in one day, you avoid the messy demolition and potential cabinet repair involved with slab countertops.
After removing the sink, counter and backsplash surfaces are covered by attaching 1/4-inch granite overlays using adhesive.