painting old Formica kitchen counters- duribility?

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Old 05-25-11, 05:23 PM
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painting old Formica kitchen counters- duribility?

I plan to do it right- clean agressively, prime with Zinsser 123 bullseye, topcoat, faux granite with acrylics, then clear coat several layers of Diamond Varathane by Rustoleum. Just wanted to know of those of you who have done this how has it held up over the years? I realize it's not a long term solution, just wanted to get an idea of what others have experienced. Thanks!
 
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I'd save the money and apply it toward a new counter top. It's next to impossible to get a good bond to the tile and an area where you do food preparation is not a place you want the chips of paint coming loose
 
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I do have concern about chipping and the lack of heat resistance. also was considering Spreadstone, looks like it would be much more durable and haven't read any negatives on it like I have on paint. Could be because it's not used very often though.
 
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