Put some pattern on those plain white walls with removable wallpaper. Just put in your appliance type (dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator, etc.) and you’ll be on your way to modern appliances in no time. This is simply where they wash dishes as there isn’t much counter space. The crowbar can be shoved under the laminate and has a bit more power than the scraper, however the scraper is needed to initially get under the laminate since it is nice and thin.
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Some countertops have chunks out of the wood already and have grooves.
If the countertop you are working on already has this effect you can skip over this step.
You don’t have to make the surface completely smooth, but you need to make sure there aren’t any wood splinters sticking up.
You can find the right mix to get a nice slate color.
The cabinets are a nice brown-black and the top is much more gray than this picture indicates.
The set up in their kitchen made it hard to get a good angle of this thing, but let me tell you it turned out even better than the pictures describe.
The semi-gloss poly would ‘seal’ the surface and the wax would provide additional protection for everyday use.
It’s not really damaged just 25 years old with alot of knife but marks, the usual!
Water gets under there and proceeds to rot out the wooden countertop.
I looked up some other tutorials on how they finished and they said paste wax should do the trick.
The distressing does not need to be deep to create a nice distressed look.
The reason you see cars with clear coat pealing is water damage.
Was this a personal decision, as to liking this better this way?
We removed the laminate as it had come unglued and pieces broken out already so really no choice.
I will reseal it all with a couple of coats of the polyacrylic.
There is no counter space or storage cabinets, and what’s up with that window behind the sink and that piece of wood, rounded on the end that stops in the middle of the window?
Think what you want, but every thought does not need to be said aloud.
Not worth the time, not really nice looking, not worth getting sick over if someone forgets and puts food on the space.
They do intend to add some brighter hardware, but hadn’t purchased it yet.
Would this technique work on sub flooring until she can afford to do the whole house in tile and wood floors?
You might want to look into different ways to finish it since it will be walked on.
If they were to use it a cutting board would be required as it is not a professional grade countertop, but simply a temporary cheap solution to replace their chipped up old laminate.
If you hover over the laminate with a heat gun it melts the adhesive and helps it to peel away from the wood.
Sometimes the top would come off in chunks and chips, but it really didn’t take that long.
I first started with just the scraper and that was working just fine.
I really thought it helped the outcome look more like real stone.
I used a brush to dust off any big chunks left behind and then ran over the counter with a wet sponge to make sure any dust particles were removed.
If you are using a paint that you find too dark you can simply add white too.
The chalkboard paint does help to give the slate effect though.
They may carry a satin and in that case it might be the way to go, however, the gloss is definitely not.
You can also do a lighter gray color on top to keep the stone look, but lighten it up if you too have dark cabinets.
I finished this project up at night, but took another picture in the daylight.
If you are extra concerned you can also cover it with a poly finish.
Leave a wet glass for an overnight and the paint will start to swell as it absorbs water.
I would have left the laminate on and used crumpled paper to apply a textured look or distressed it.
I think the way the sunlight hit it in the photo made it look half across.
There are matte finishes coming out on the market now which would give more protection against chipping and such but again, same rule applies.
I need to stay with something light but like the idea of adding color and sparkle.
Are there other colors to use besides black, white and gray?
There are stones that are a white with veins and even some brown-ish tones.
I used it on mine and it held up really well to washings, scrubbings.
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Your method does look like a good idea for money saving on the project though.
Needless to say she is on a very tight budget and wants to do it all herself!