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Bath countertop updating

Polyurethane A creative method to cover existing countertops involves using polyurethane. You want the primer to be able to stick. Several variations using polyurethane exist to refurbish a countertop.

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The result is a one-of-a-kind conversational piece. Several alternatives, including granite overlays, tile and painting, allow you to update the counters without ripping them out. After applying the final coats, apply a couple of coats of polyurethane to protect the painted surface and add a glossy shine.

Rather than purchase expensive new countertops, refurbish your existing ones. Begin with a clean surface to work with and take a sanding block or paper and lightly sand to rough up your working surface. When applied directly to a lightly sanded, laminated countertop, polyurethane adds a deep, glossy shine to the counter surface. After roughing up the counter with a power sander to provide a suitable surface for the paint to grab, you apply the paint with a brush or sponge roller. Because the material installs directly over existing countertops, usually in one day, you avoid the messy demolition and potential cabinet repair involved with slab countertops.

Let first layer dry for an hour and repeat until can is empty. Granite Overlays Granite overlays offer an economical choice when compared to traditional granite slab counters. This part is really important, probably the most important step in this whole process. Wipe off any additional dust.

Cleaning up with paper town or tissue in between each application where it built up. If you have a bigger area, I recommend more then one can. The next morning take your choice of Krylon Make It Stone spray paint and start spraying. Although the installation is not difficult, a professional must fabricate the overlays.

Painting Several products allow you to paint laminate countertops. Apply the polyurethane in think layers with the foam brush. Durable countertops that use plywood instead of medium-density fiberboard are suitable for refurbishing. Your creative options are only limited by your imagination. Do short bursts to cover your to get the desired effect.

One requirement to tiling an existing countertop is that it must have square edges. Make sure all the windows and even outside doors are open.

If you have a bigger area

After preparing the countertops by roughing up the surface with a power sander and thoroughly cleaning it, you can install tile directly over the laminate using mastic adhesive. Repeat this at least ten times.