Intro: Painted Countertops
When you see how ugly my countertops were you will understand the need to get rid of it. These countertops were painted to look like granite.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
- Very ugly countertop
- Sander/ sander paper
- A good primer ( I used Glidden Gripper Primer)
- Acrylic paint in about 5 colors( I got 2 of each color and it was just enough for the whole kitchen)
- Paint brush/ roller and sponges
- Waterproof caulk
- and a lot of patients
Start with a clean countertop and then sand really well to to dull the surface. Clean off any dust from sanding.
Apply 1 coat of primer. Let dry and then apply another until you have full coverage.
Step 2: Start Applying Your Colors
Start by wetting your sponge a very little bit (squeeze out excess) then dab on one color at a time. I started with the lightest colors first then moved up to the darkest. Do not try to apply in a pattern, the more random the better. Just have fun with it!
I used 5 different sponges but you can use the same one and wash it out between colors.
Step 3: Touchup
For the cracks and other places that the sponge couldn’t reach I cut off a tiny little piece of sponge and applied paint with that.
When you have applied all of your colors, if you think it is not blended enough try going back over with the lighter 2 colors. That really helps to blend it all together.
Let everything dry! Then apply 4 coats of polycrylic (let dry between each one). Follow the dry times on the container. Apply caulking around the edges of the sink. I would wait about a week before putting anything heavy on it, just to make sure it has time to cure. That is what it looks like all done.