painting kitchen countertop

Old 03-20-01, 06:19 AM
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I want to give my kitchen counter top a new look. I've read that they can be successfully painted by priming first then painting, then 3 or 4 coats of polyurethane. My questions are:
Do I need to lightly sand the counter before starting?
What type of paint should I use? And does anyone know how the counter will stand up to chips and wear when it's a painted surface? I don't want to do this only to have it look terrible a year from now.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
Old 03-21-01, 05:08 AM
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I personally do not recomend regular paints and coatings for countertops, especially foodstuff countertops. What you need is a coating that will be nearly as tough as the countertop itself, that being 2 part epoxy or 2 part urethane. Here is a site that specializes in this type of application, with a How-to page and all:

Old 03-21-01, 05:50 AM
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Cool Thanks

Thanks Chipfo!
I will definately check out the link.

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