Let's get right to it! How to paint those ugly bathroom counter tops you've been staring at for years and hate with a passion!! I seriously don't know why I didn't do this earlier. I lived with the almond colouring for years. If I had known just how easy this was going to be I would have done it much sooner you guys, ughhhh!
So here you can see what I was starting with. I have this lovely hexagon shaped sink that's also a part of the counter top. I don't care for the shape of the sink and the colour of this counter top is just eeew! Everything just always felt so dirty in here. Even after I spruced it up a bit with some painted floors and a new vanity colour. To me I never even considered painting the counter top because for some reason I just feared it could never with stand the abuse of my kids banging their tooth brushes against it every day, or leaving tooth paste globs down in the sink constantly. So one day I came across a fellow inspiring Instagrammer using an appliance epoxy on her bathroom counter top and I couldn't believe the beautiful results she had! Right then and there I knew I would give it a try! So I ran down into my basement and searched through my paint stash and low and behold there it was a full quart of kitchen appliance epoxy!! I mean it was at that moment I knew I was an official DIY hoarder and completely forgotten I even bought this product years ago!
So before I get talking about this product I should mention that I am taking a chance here. This product says on it that it is meant for metal surfaces only on the can, and is not meant for continuous water immersion, so NO you can not use it on a bath tub, but after doing some research online I've seen many people apply it to laminate counter tops and acrylic counter tops like mine and even sinks! So I did a little further reading and this is some info I found directly from the product....
-Use to refinish the exterior of a variety of kinds of appliances and surfaces, including refrigerators, dishwashers, laundry machines, cabinets and tables
-Oil-based formula resists corrosion, chipping and rust for durability
-This moisture-resistant enamel provides a smooth, ultra-hard surface that is washable. *From Rustoleum
I can't guarantee it's going to last forever, and I don't know if it works on any other surfaces like granite, but I am willing to take the chance. This bathroom is going to get gutted anyways in the future and to me I feel like it just needed to happen to help make this room feel cleaner and brighter. I mean epoxy paints are heavy duty and I honestly can't imagine this chipping or peeling. So lets get started!
4" high density foam roller (whenever you use roller you will get the appearance of a slight texture, I feel like this can not be avoided and you have to not mind that look, see below for images of what I mean)
1" or smaller craft brushes you don't mind throwing out
Rustoleum Kitchen Appliance Epoxy, this product comes in a few different colours so check out the options on their website
Sand paper or sponges, 220 grit
Cleaner like Dawn, Mr. Clean or Lysol
Respirator, or a good mask
First thing you need to do is sand your surface to be painted. Use your 220 grit sanding paper to really scuff up your counter top. I went a bit heavier with my sanding in this step to ensure really good adhesion. As always the more the surface is prepped properly the longer lasting your hard work will be, so don't skip these first few important steps!!