This is my #1 most popular post of all time! Everyone wants to know How to Spray Paint Countertops!
Recently I painted our bathroom cabinets a bright white, which made the cream laminate countertops look really sad. We weren’t in the market for new countertops, which meant I turned to my favorite home improvement tool… spray paint! I had to share my simple tutorial with you on how to spray paint countertops!
This is what the countertops looked like before:
I completely taped and tarped the tile, sink, and cabinets around the counters since there is definitely some over-spray.
**Post contains affiliate links** I chose this Rust-oleum “American Accents” stone spray paint. I used exactly one can. I had to shake it up super well or the “stone” particles would start to settle.
This stuff has some STRONG fumes so I had the fan on and the window open. I sprayed about 4 light coats, ensuring to hit the sides and front of the countertop.
Sorry about the crazy dark pics, I did do this project around midnight (when I do all my best work). I waited until the next morning to take the tape off. I’m pretty psyched about how good these turned out.
Here’s a close up of the finished edge so that you can see it in more detail:
All together this project cost me under $10 for the spray paint and plastic sheeting. Not too shabby for a completely transformed countertop! These counters just a small part of the major reno we did in this bathroom on a major budget, here’s some of the other projects we accomplished in here:
- We laid peel and stick tile after tearing out the old linoleum
- We re-glazed the tub rather than replacing it.
- I painted the cabinets with my own DIY Cabinet Transformations kit.
- We replaced all fluorescent lighting
*** Edit*** We ended up selling this house to move on to our auction house adventure shortly after completing this project. So, I’m not sure if they held up or not. If we hadn’t have moved I was planning on sealing this counters with this product, which is a pour on High Gloss Sealer, specifically for countertop applications. I think if it was left unsealed it wouldn’t hold up to cleanings and spills. With a proper sealer though it could last a long time!
Since this project I’ve shared quite a few methods for covering ugly countertops! Here’s a few of your other options if you’re not interested in spray painting counters!
- Cover them with a faux marble sticker
- Paint them with Tile Paint
- Replace with with butcher block
- Replace them with quartz
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