Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sayonara, Laminate: A Follow-Up

I wanted to do a quick follow up on the countertops that we painted. The good news is that the paint is no longer sticky when you touch it. The bad news is that things still stick to it if you leave them on the counter for more than a couple of hours. The badder news is that when you set, say, a blow dryer on the counter and leave it overnight and try to pick it up again the next morning, part of the countertop will come up with it.


I am incredibly disappointed. I was so excited to finally fix the counters I hated, and now I'm just frustrated. I know now I don't want to bother with the other counters, but it doesn't change the fact that they all still look bad. And of course, I feel like a failure for not being able to do something as simple as using freaking countertop paint to paint the freaking countertops.

Anybody else struggling with any DIY home repairs?


EDIT (11/7/12): I've seen that many people have stumbled across my blog when searching for this paint product, so I wanted to make sure ALL of my experience with it is documented. Since this post, the counter has continued to stick to — and get pulled up by — anything we set on the counter. In addition, the first time I used 409 and paper towels to clean the countertop, some of the color started coming up onto my paper towel. I would not recommend this product.


  1. Oh no! I hate it when stuff like that happens - so frustrating! I blame all of our damn Texas humidity!

  2. Oh that sucks! I felt that type of frustration with the vanity we painted when they stuck to the drop cloth over night and it pulled off the paint. I agree with Amanda on blaming the Texas weather haha!