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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:53 am 
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Hello,

My kitchen worktops are square edge matt textured wood effect.

First, with square edge laminate worktops there is a join at the top edge, which makes it vunerable to damage by moisture. I have repaired the edges by filing back, filling with wood filler and sanding. I used kids' colouring pencils to try to match to the wood effect colours. It looks patchy!

Secondly, I've always regretted having the wood effect laminate, as everyone suggests real wood would have looked better.

So I'm looking for a solution.

After looking out for an affordable replacement on eBay, something like stainless steel sheeting or used granite, and not finding anything suitable, I'm now considering painting the worktops.

I have plenty of white emulsion, white gloss, white silk left. But I'm attracted to the idea of painting the worktop silver, to match in with the matt silver kitchen handles.

My questions are:

What paint would you recommend?
Any brand or product?
Spray or roller?
What prep do I need? The surface is already matt.

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The problem you have is getting a paint finish that will withstand all the knocks and scratches and occasional hot points that happen in a kitchen. This will easily cause chips and blemishes and your tops will soon look naff. I do not think paint is the answer. Formica is coming back into fashion and you could laminate it but I have to say that the cost and effort it would be cheaper to get new worktops fitted.

I have bought a few from this firm in the past https://www.savoytimber.com/kitchen-worktops.html They are a bit cheaper and I have had good service on delivery

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I've seen Youtube videos of worktop 'painting' that uses designed expoy-type (I think) resins to cover the surfaces. It has a natural tendency to lie flat, no brush strokes etc, can be mixed to form attractive patterns and seems easy to apply.

Although those videos were American in source there might be such a version on this side of the pond.

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kellys_eye wrote:
I've seen Youtube videos of worktop 'painting' that uses designed expoy-type (I think) resins to cover the surfaces. It has a natural tendency to lie flat, no brush strokes etc, can be mixed to form attractive patterns and seems easy to apply.

Although those videos were American in source there might be such a version on this side of the pond.


Yeah they look great.


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