Refinish To Give Your Home Counters A New Life

 

 

For those who are looking to give a refurbished look to their home. Refinishing the counters in bathrooms and cooking areas can create an updated and fresh look which can be achieved within a fraction of the cost that would be incurred in replacing the same. Indeed, refinishing can also be achieved by one at home without incurring additional cost of labor. You can repaint your counter top, but the process needs to be done by following certain steps to ensure that the finish is thorough and professional.

First step

The first step of the kitchen resurfacing Melbourne process is to clean the surface thoroughly. The walls as well as the cupboard sections need to be taped off or covered with old newspapers to protect their surfaces from stains and damages. The counters need to be sanded thoroughly in order to remove the previous layer of the finish that exists. Once the sanding is done the flakes need to be removed and cleaned. A primer, then needs to be applied especially for laminated surfaces.

The cleaning process

Before painting a laminate surface that is akin to benchtop resurfacing, the area needs to be prepared accordingly. The counters need to be cleaned with a rag that is soaked with soap and water. This will help to remove dust and grime. After this the area needs to be cleaned with a dry cloth. Once this is done the sanding needs to be conducted to remove the previous layer of paint, sealant or primer. The sanding ids achieved in circular motion with the help of sandpaper that is of the fine or medium grit category. See this post if you are looking for the benchtop.

Applying the primer

Once the sanding process is completed a primer can be applied to the laminated counter with the help of a roller. In case there are smaller corners or sections, a paintbrush can be used to apply the primer. The coat needs to be allowed to dry before a second coat is applied. This will serve as a sound base for the color that will be applied after this.

Painting a counter surface

Once the primer is applied the actual painting can be achieved in different ways. For instance, adding two to three coats of the paint chosen will help to get the desired color on the counter. Speckled look can be achieved with the help of a sponge. After the paint is applied, a sealant needs to be applied as the final layer. This will help one to achieve a glossy finish, akin to how the counter looked at the time of purchase and initial installation. The curing of the sealant will take time and for the first month you need to be careful with the usage.