How to Cover Laminate Bathroom Countertops?
When it comes to updating your bathroom countertops, you have many options. You can either buy new laminate countertops or refurbish your old ones. However, you should consider a few things first.
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One option you might want to consider is a concrete overlay. It will give your countertop a clean, modern look, and is also relatively inexpensive. If you’re not in the mood to spend a lot of money, you can try painting your existing counters instead.
There are two main types of coating you can use: epoxy and polyurethane. Epoxy is the better choice if you’re looking for a more permanent fix. Besides, it leaves a glossy finish. While you’re at it, you may want to seal the countertop as well. This will help protect your newly painted countertops.
For a more decorative and durable finish, you can also purchase an epoxy countertop finish kit. These kits come in simple solid colors, but you can also get creative and mix and match the different materials to achieve your own custom look.
The best way to choose a material for your new countertop is to choose a high-quality product with a long life span. The good news is that the average lifespan of a laminate countertop is about 20-30 years, depending on the quality of the product and its installation. In order to prolong its usefulness, you’ll need to maintain it by washing it and using a tack cloth to remove any residue.
Another option is to use a faux painting technique. Faux painting is the art of creating a smooth, textured finish that is similar to granite, marble, or other natural stones. To do this, you’ll need a sanding block, a palm sander, and some sandpaper. The higher grit you use, the smoother the finish.
Aside from sanding your counters, you’ll need to apply two coats of paint, and seal them with a quality sealant. Sealer will protect your paint from staining, making it easier for you to wipe down your countertop. But beware: you’ll need to let it dry before you can start applying the second coat.
When it comes to the paint itself, there are a few different products to choose from. First, you’ll need a high-adhesive oil-based primer. Some brands of primer include Bullseye 1-2-3 and Benjamin Morris Fresh Start. They’ll create a solid base for the next layer of paint.
Alternatively, you can go with an acrylic interior paint. This type of paint will provide a solid color with a glossy sheen. You’ll need a brush to apply it, though.
If you decide to cover your laminate counters with tile, you’ll need a special adhesive. Once you’ve bonded the tile, you’ll need to wait 24 hours to allow the glue to dry. After this, you can then start laying down the tile.
Finally, you’ll need some painters’ tape to mask off any sinks and countertops. Don’t forget to put on some protective gloves. Paint can get everywhere, so be sure to keep your hands clean.