- STEP 1 – Clean everything off your countertops that your wanting to paint.
- STEP 2- You will need to clean your countertops at least twice to make sure there SUPER clean!! I used this Simply Green when I cleaned mine, and I love this product.Make sure there completely dry before painting on them.
- STEP 3-Your going to want to tape off the areas where your countertops meet up with anything you don’t want painted I had to tape off my stove, sink and one cabinet. I used Frog Tape because it gives you such clean lines when removing.
- STEP 4-Now it’s time to roll on your primer I used BIN Ultimate Stain Blocker. I did three coats of this with following the directions on the back of the can. The reason I did three coats is because I had a very busy print on my formica countertops. Here is what I used for this step Purdy paint brush, Paint Pan, Roller and Handle . *TIP- FIRST START CUTTING ONE CORNER AT A TIME..THEN USE YOUR ROLLER TO LEVEL OUT THAT SPOT. THIS WILL HELP NOT MAKING UNEVEN PAINT AREAS.
- STEP 5- Once the primer is dry, its time to use your Rustelum chalk paint this is the color I chose. Using a clean roller, clean tray and paintbrush your going to apply the paint on just like you did the primer. This paint will go on really smooth. I also did three coats of this paint also. Better safe then sorry.
- STEP 6- This is the fun part, now you get to create the veining that marble has in it. Your going to get the gray colors that you like, these are the ones I chose Anita’s Craft Paint color Pale Gray,Rainy Day Gray and lastly DecoArt Slate Grey. Look at or get an example of what marbling or veining looks like and try it out first on a sheet of paper or an old board you have laying around. What I did is take these paint brushes that has a slant to it ,drab it into the paint and start making lines with movement in them…make sure you follow down the countertop into the sides like this. I also used this sponge to help smooth things out. Don’t be afraid to mess up, you can always paint back over it with your chalk paint!! 🙂
STEP 7 This is the best Polyurethane I’ve ever used…Your going to do 3 coats of Minwax One Coat Poly …I know it says ONE coat poly..lol I just feel the more protection the better. Make sure you follow the directions on the back of the can for dry times expecially. I used a semi gloss and I love it for the simple reason that it’s so easy to wipe down and clean. I rolled mine on with these Rollers and used this Purdy Brush in the areas that the roller can’t get to.
STEP 8 Last step is the Caulk around your sink. I used DAP Caulk this is a water proof clear caulk thats what will help it protect from the water spills around your sink. Here is the Caulk Gun that I have.Here are some images the countertops…hope you take the plunge and get rid of your ugly formica countertops like I did. BTW I did mine a year ago now and they have held up so well. I’ve had to touch up some places , but besides that they have been wonderful!!!!