My pal has a cute seashore home that she has been updating on a decent funds. So changing counter tops wasn’t one thing she might do proper now. That’s after I knew we might rework them with paint for lots lower than changing them.
Right here is the earlier than image. She didn’t have any injury as you may see, however they didn’t have a lot character. Somewhat boring.
I began by cleansing the counter tops with a mixture of Denatured alcohol and water. Let dry.
Ensure you tape rigorously something you don’t need paint on. I used blue painter’s tape for the sink and yellow delicate floor tape for the partitions. I didn’t need to have to color them subsequent.
This primer is the true secret for adhesion! Retique It made it so that you don’t must sand even shiny objects earlier than portray. The one problem is that it sticks to your bristles of your brush simply pretty much as good. So washing it out doesn’t work. Use an previous brush or low cost chip brush you could simply throw away afterwards.
When making use of Retique It primer..you don’t must be good. A skinny coat is all you want. Simply make sure that to not miss any spots.
Paint your base coat. I needed a lightweight look, however you should utilize any paint colour combos you need. I used one coat of Retique It Snow. It’s a vibrant clear white.
Right here comes the enjoyable half! I selected 4 different paint colours to stamp with pure sponges. You don’t want a lot paint. I ripped my pure sponge into smaller items and moist them squeezing out the surplus water. Then poured a small quantity of paint onto a bit tray. (Recycled meat tray from the grocery retailer)
I used Retique It Gothic Grey for my first colour. Randomly stamp the painted counter tops. Transfer your sponge round to get totally different patterns.
Subsequent I used Celadonite. It’s a gorgeous Duck egg blue colour.
Randomly stamp the counter tops along with your second colour. It’s okay it it overlaps. Don’t neglect your edges additionally.
I then stamped with Retique It Stone Fort. This was going to be my foremost colour..so I actually stamped it closely in comparison with my accent colours.
For my final colour I wanted it to be a bit extra blended in comparison with simply stamped. So utilizing Retique It Innocence, I added water to make it skinny.
As soon as you might be joyful along with your new look, let dry completely. Actually it took lower than 10 minutes. Calmly wipe a excessive grit sanding block over the counter tops to offer a clean really feel.
Retique It got here up with an superior product known as Tripletique. It is sort of a water primarily based Epoxy. I don’t know the science…I simply know that I really like these items! I utilized a skinny coat utilizing my surprise brush. It has comfortable bristles and makes utility straightforward. Or you should utilize a sponge. (Put on gloves..it’s onerous to get off you probably have painted nails)
Let it dry earlier than making use of one other coat.
3 coats are beneficial.
I used the Satin Tripletique. There are different sheens obtainable like semi gloss and gloss in order for you extra shine.
It got here out superbly! My pal beloved them as effectively. I had painted mine over a yr in the past they usually have held up completely. She was in a position to make use of her counter tops nearly instantly after we completed. I’d advocate not placing something heavy on them for no less than 24 hours. (Like a microwave)
Here’s a image of the pattern I had painted earlier than I bought began. When you get going you would possibly change your thoughts whenever you stand again and take a look at the massive image. I’m so glad that we went so much lighter. One of many enjoyable components about doing that is you could simply hold constructing upon the colours till you get the look you need.
I’m in love with it! I can’t wait to do it once more with different colour combos.
Simply one other fast word..you should purchase the Retique It Ultratique paint vs. their common chalk fashion paint if you wish to purchase smaller sized containers. Ultratique has paint and sealer in a single, however is offered in 8oz sizes. The paint I used is offered in 16oz and 32 Oz solely. The value of this challenge can range relying upon the scale of your counter tops.