Countertop Makeover
There are plenty of styles of countertops on the market, so find out which one works best for your home. Here are some options. Granite Granite can be expensive, but it holds up to heat very well. Stone Stone is easy to take care of and looks great, but it's also usually pricey. Tile Tile is also heat resistant, and you can find any color you choose. Watch out for chipping, though. Laminates Laminate counters are affordable, but they're easily damaged and impossible to repair... Read Full Story

How to Paint Countertops

By Olivia on
Paint laminate countertops to look like granite ones.Painting your laminate countertops is a perfectly safe (and inexpensive) way for you to update your kitchen, but there are some preliminary steps you should take. 1.Wash the countertop with ammonia-based cleaner, removing all dirt. 2. When dry, stick painter's tape along on any trim along the edges. 3. Use a bonding primer to prime the countertop, such as XIM 400, Sherwin-Williams PrepRite, or Zinssers Bin. Allow 24 hours for the primer...Read Full Story
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