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My Painted Countertops: Two Years Later

My Painted Countertops: Two Years Later

Do any of you remember that time I painted my cultured marble countertops with epoxy paint? Well, this month marks two years that I have lived with my painted countertops and I am sure some of you are curious to see how they are holding up. Well, today is your lucky day.

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For those of you who would like to check out the original tutorial, click here.  I give some pretty valuable tips in the tutorial, but essentially I painted over my existing cultured marble countertops with an epoxy paint kit (here is the one I used).  The project cost around $30 to complete.

From the beginning, I had pretty realistic expectations.  I knew this would only be a temporary solution until we had the budget to actually replace the countertops with marble or quartz. I actually intended for the this project to only suffice for a few months, yet here we are 24 months later,  and I must say I am pretty pleased with how the paint has held up.

I only have two trouble areas……

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As pictured above, you can see that the paint is starting to chip away around the drain of the sink. I suppose the excessive water exposure ( or toothpaste or soap) is beginning to strip away at the paint.

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Because I am a bit of a slacker (and intimidated by plumbing), I did not remove the faucet at the time of the project. Above, you can see where the paint is also beginning to chip around my faucet. I cannot help but wonder if this problem could have been avoided if I simply would have taken the time to remove the faucet before applying the epoxy paint.

But there you have it…my only two trouble areas.

However,  I have an extra warning…..

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Here you can see the texture of the countertops, but there is also more pronounced texture in an area where I did not allow the paint ample time to cure. Just a heads up, you will pretty much need to double (or even triple) the suggested cure time provided in the manufacturer’s directions.

It is also important to note that I was very careful when cleaning the countertops. I was sure to avoid any abrasive cleaners or brushes,  only using windex and a paper towel (occasionally Clorox wipes).

my painted cultured marble countertops 2 years later

(Here is the epoxy paint I used)

I will soon be saying goodbye to these cultured marble beauties. You see, I have finally nagged my husband to the point of submission and we are waiting to have quartz installed.

Overall, I am pleased with this temporary solution. It has served its purpose, but I will be glad to see them go.

Now get out there and design some good vibes.

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my painted countertops 2 years later

Here is the original tutorial….

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Tuesday 21st of February 2017

This looks so good. I've been debating on what to do with our yucky laminate countertops. I will think about this as an option.

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Tuesday 21st of February 2017

I think it is a great interim type solution. I was impressed with how well they held up. Good luck!!