I posted a little about this the other day, and there have been so many requests for more information that I wanted to have a separate post directly linked…
Karen updated her white refrigerator front –
using Caromal Colours textured basecoat paint (color Peppercorn) –
and updated her Formica countertops –
using the same paint –
this is what she did –
I painted my countertops & I am very pleased with the results!
I started by cleaning the counter thoroughly. I taped carefully around the sink & along the edge of the tile. Then I applied 2 coats of Caromal Colours textured, Peppercorn paint using one of the small fabric rollers, like the Whiz brand. I thinned the paint with some water so it would spread easier. The paint adheres to just about any surface & cleans up with soap & water.
I allowed each coat to dry about 2 hrs. Then I added 3 coats of Minwax water-based semi-gloss poly acrylic. We were very careful about water spills for about 7 days. We cannot put very hot things on the surface or cut on it. But hey that’s what cutting boards are for!
There are only the 2 of us, so it does make it easier. The paint & poly are holding up really well so far & it’s a great, inexpensive change, even if it only lasts a few years. I painted the refrigerator the same way! It used to be ivory.
Caromal Colours textured basecoats stick to almost anything, without the need to sand, strip, or prime beforehand. One quart is 29.50 and covers 35-50 sf, depending on application.
For more on How-to apply to counters, head to this post of mine.
The textured base coats are great over old cabinets/furniture as well – wood, stained, previously painted, laminates, melamine, metal, plastic – you name it – for a How-To on applying over Oak Cabinets head to this post of mine.
ARE YOU READY TO GET SOME CAROMAL COLOURS FOR YOURSELF?
Caromal Colours are not carried in big stores. There are a handful of small country/ home furnishing stores through the US that may carry a limited selection, but if you purchase in a store that owner will receive credit not me. If this post was informative and helpful in your ‘how-to’ searches, a simple, but huge, way to thank me is this: if you decide to use these products, order them from Caromal Colour’s online store and use my code, PattyH in the coupon code area. This code is needed in order for me to receive credit for the order, if you forget to use it I lose. You don’t pay more by using my code – and if you order online you won’t pay tax (outside PA).
If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.
ENTER PattyH (case sensitive) in the coupon code to receive a discount off shipping.
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