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Old 02-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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kitchen laminate peeling/bubbles

since our kitchen counters are peeling and bubbled in areas..what are my options? I want to peel them off & paint the wood (or particleboard) with something durable. Has anyone done this without paying a company for new tops? I searched this site & couldn't find anything to do!

thanks for any suggestions. We are pretty crafty/handy and would like to do it ourselves. Dining table also!
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I think the least expensive and easiest would be to grind down the bubbled areas, fill the low spot and recover the counter top with new Laminate.

A second alternative is to use your existing counter top as a template, and have a new top made by Lowes, Home Depot, or a local cabinet maker.

Imho, ceramic tile is a pain to maintain even when put down with flexible mastic and grout.

Good luck.
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If you are going to the trouble to take off the old, why don't you just replace it with new? It is not really that hard. You can paint with something durable like epoxy paint but it will not hold up as good as plastic laminate (Formica).

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thanks everyone...ours aren't something that can be sanded..they are a thin peeling sheet of laminate type material....I just guess I could peel it all off and use that rust-oleum counter transformation stuff at home depot. will keep you posted!
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Bumping up before I get started! Hoping to hear from someone who has used countertop paint.

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The countertop paints (there are several brands & types - suggest you Google them to review choices) assume a solid surface underneath and it seems you don't have one. I think you are going to have to re-cover with something, e.g. more laminate. If so, you won't need the restoration paint.
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