I literally have tried and failed four times while trying to makeover my guest bathroom countertop. I tried to do faux marble, contact paper (twice), and painting it with the wrong paint:/ Finally, I found a really great product and I am in love with the result…and it was so EASY. We are not doing anything fancy here, just a nice solid color that complements my bathroom beautifully. I did not have the budget to put in a new countertop (mine is very large which makes it even more pricey). Let me show you how I did this painted countertop DIY with only two main products and around $60!
- Beyond Paint All-In-One Flat Paint (I used Off White) (I only needed a pint)
- Beyond Paint All-In-One Satin Top Coat (I only needed a pint – there is a ton left over)
- Roller (3/8 per the instructions)
- Paint Tray
- Brush (to cut in/use in smaller spaces and/or a larger one for the counters if you prefer)
- Caulk (if needed)
- Painters tape
Here is where I started:
Clean your counters and make sure they are dry. Now would be the time to remove old caulk (if it looks gross or is falling apart) and replace it/let dry. Make sure you replace it with paintable caulk that also inhibits mold growth like this one.
Tape off the walls/anywhere you do not want paint to go.
This paint is awesome because no stripping, sanding, or primer is required!
Paint the entire counter and the caulk with the Beyond Flat paint. This paint is very very thick, on purpose. I used a smaller brush for the backsplash area and around the sink. Then, I used a 3/8 roller to do the rest. I did not love the texture created by the roller so I ended up not using on it on the second coat.
Let it dry per the instructions and then apply the second coat. Like I said above, I used a smaller brush for the backsplash area and around the sink and a larger brush for the counters. I personally didn’t love the roller and I don’t mind the brush strokes.
My counter needed a third coat in certain spots as I could see the old counter peeking through a bit. I had just enough to brush on a third coat over the entire countertop.
I waited for 24 hours per the instructions and the moved on to Step 3.
Apply the Beyond Paint satin top coat. I did this with my two brushes being sure to brush away any bubbles.
Let it dry and apply a second coat.
I let it dry overnight and then we started using the sink again just for hand washing (I didn’t put anything back onto the countertop except for the soap). I kept paper towels nearby since my oldest is messy and just wiped up any water that got on the counter. I wanted to be sure to let the paint fully cure.
That is it! Just three simple steps. This brand also sells countertop flecks if you are interested in a granite look. A really simple and affordable way to update the look of your countertops!
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