Umm, can you say impressive?! This is quite an amazing refinish job.
My parents’ still have their old formica laminate counters and I’ve been thinking of getting them updated, but I think I’m going to try this first. This do-it-yourselfer at So Lovely Creations did her counters in a few hours for only $30. Can’t beat that. It’s worth a try.
Anywho, follow link for full tutorial on how to refinish your laminate counter tops, then keep scrolling down to check out the other great counter refinish tutorials below.
[Oct 27, 2014 Update: The above link appears to be temporarily down. I will update you when the link is again available. Until then, please note that the blogger used a sponging technique with multiple craft paint colors layered to achieve the granite-like finish. To seal the countertop and give it a gloss finish she used EnviroTex Lite. Heat is then applied to the EnviroTex (she used a mini torch, but I’ve read that one of those long-nosed grill lighters work fine too) to make any air bubbles come to the surface and release.]
For more great and inexpensive kitchen counter refurbs, check these out…
DIY Concrete Countertop With Integral Sink
Easy Step By Step Concrete Countertop Tutorial
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DIY Stainless Steel Counter Tops On A Budget
DIY Butcher Block Counter Tops for $56….sshhh
How To Refinish Laminate Counters With Faux Marble
LEARN HOW TO MAKE CONCRETE COUNTERS LIKE THE PROS
And now that your kitchen counter top plans are set, learn how you can Easily Refinish Your Formica Laminate Cabinets With Paint!
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I’ve used EnviroTex Lite to coat wooden sinks I’ve made and 10 years later they still look like new. You are supposed to wax them with car wax, and I never have but might still. It is basically two part epoxy but slow-drying- like overnight. I wouldn’t try using a sharp knife on the counters though.
Wow, wooden sinks sound really cool!! And thanks for the tips!
Consulta. El marmol blanco que esta sin brillo se puede pintar de negro como si fuera granito? Con que producto? Soy de Uruguay Sud America. Muchas Gracias
Hello Marina, I’m not sure how well paint adheres to marble. My recommendation is to do a small test spot in an obscure area to see how well it works.
PLEASE tell me HOW are you supposed to read your diy’s (and why bother to save them) when you have no links that will get you into it? I would like to READ and learn from the article, rather than just see the headline of the article. I know that you probably won’t address this issue;I’m just informing you
Hi Susan, Sorry you’re having this problem. Could you please tell me which link is not working so I can take a look and see what I can do to update it? Thanks for your help!