If there is no way you can afford a full-blown bathroom or kitchen remodel in your home, you can easily update your countertops in a single day. Many homeowners want to upgrade their old outdated countertops with granite or other hard surface materials, but believe it is just too pricey. However, there are affordable alternatives to replacement including painting your countertop to give it the look of granite or other hard surface.

Many painting processes allow you to transform your laminate countertop into a more desirable Granite or Corian looking finish. This inexpensive solution is easy to perform, and provides stunning, durable results. You can choose colors that mix-and-match any style or decor in your home. After just a few hours, you can affordably transform the countertops in your bathroom or kitchen that will certainly impress your family and friends.

Countertop Paint Kits

There are large varieties of countertop paint kits that provide everything you need to add a new surface to your aging countertop. Most kits are sold for less than $100. They come complete with a cleaning solution, sandpaper (usually 150-grit), primer, paint and finish. The process of painting your countertop (approximately 40 square feet) takes about four or five hours to complete. Once finished, it is highly recommended to wait at least three days to allow the paint to cure completely before placing anything on the surface.

One Step Solutions

There are numerous one-step, one-coat applications for painting your countertop, that is easily applied with a small brush and roller. Typically, these countertops require at least 3 to 4 days to dry completely. Offering a variety of colors and tinting options, these paints are formulated with mold and mildew resistant properties.

Oil Based Paints

After applying a single layer of oil-based primer, followed by two coats of the finish, this oil-based paint solution requires a thick layer of urethane on top to build a durable lasting countertop surface.

Faux Granite

Numerous companies offer a faux granite paint kits that allow you to change the coloration and surface type of your countertop. The kits come complete with everything you will need from solvents, paints, finishes, brushes and tools.

Painting your countertop can be a simple do-it-yourself project. However, there are professional paint contractor's that provide home remodeling services. If performed correctly, painting your countertop can be a viable solution that creates a fresh new look to your kitchen or bathroom.