I have been wanting new kitchen countertops in our very small in-law apartment [as I disliked the ones that were in the apartment] and for one reason or another my husband keeps putting it off [I can't imagine why]. I had seen some painted countertops on Pinterest and thought "I could do that"! After researching several different blogs with tutorials on how they transformed their countertops I jumped in with both feet. There is a product on the market by Rust-Oleum especially for painting countertops, but the cost would have been near $100.00. I just wanted to DIY to give my husband "more time" to get the ambition to install new ones so I wanted this to be cost efficient.....just to let you know, it cost me less than $30.00 and a few hours from start to end.
I used a primer and craft acrylic paints applied with plastic bags, sea sponge and wadded-up paper towels. I used 5 coats of clear coat just to be sure. I think it will work for awhile but I will be careful not to use anything sharp directly on the countertop. I also put those little plastic "feet" on the bottoms of the glass jars and crocks just to further protect the counters. I also painted the kitchen from a tan to green! What will I do next??? Has anyone every painted an upholstered chair???