Decorating & Furniture/kitchen counter top


We're re- doing our kitchen - new paint, trim, floor, curtains, etc. The problem is the sink countertop. It's in good condition, the laminate doesn't match the new colors.
Is there a way to tile over it, paint over it, or ? without having to replace it?


You can do either, with varying results.  Tiling over the existing countertop will be a more "permanent" fix than paint, but it can be painted as well.  To achieve best results with paint, sand, clean, prime (with Kilz or Benz)and then paint the surface.  After allowing an overnight drying time, cover the laminate with several coats of polyeurthane (6-7 coats).  Even after all this, avoid using sharp utensils on the surface.  


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