Kitchen countertop false granite painting?

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Question Kitchen countertop false granite painting?

I've been watching those videos on youtube of people painting their old kitchen countertops to give it a fake granite look.

Anyone have any experience with this?

I wonder if I can buy the paint myself at Home Depot and craft stores, mix in some metal flake and clear coat when finished.

Here are a few videos.

YouTube - Granite Countertops for under $70.00 - Believe it!

YouTube - How to faux finish your laminate counter top

YouTube - Countertop Epoxy, Turbo Roller in Kitchen
 

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Old 04-06-11, 10:13 AM
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I'm not sure you could get paint to adhere well enough to laminate to make this last long enough to justify the cost and effort required. At a minimum, you'd have to scuff sand and prime the surface first.
 
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I know I'll have to sand and prime it first.
 
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A coating is just not going to hold up.
Look at the new countertops that Home Depot is stocking that look just like real granit and have an ogee front edge and back splash. I used them in my own kitchen and they look great. The only trouble I had was for some reason there made thiner so I had to add a 1 X 4's to the tops of the cabinets to get them to the right height.
 
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I think people a putting severals layers of clear coat, besides the primer and paint.

This on looks good.

YouTube - How to faux finish your laminate counter top
 
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I wouldn't do it but I look forward to hearing about your results
 
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I really don't have much to lose. My particleboard counter top is 26 years old and an ugly color, with scratches and some water damage.
 
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"I really don't have much to lose"

Are you sure you want to go thru with it? Besides the almost guaranteed promise to peel, those chips could get mixed in with your food preparation
IMO you'd be better off applying the cost of the fauz paint and the futile effort towards replacing the top.
 
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I have to replace the countertop anyways. I am going to seal in the paint with a few layers of clear coat. I don't cut on the counter, always use a cutting board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7YeL_B1DvQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z67w7EpaFlQ
 
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