Kitchen Countertops

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Applying Countertop Paint to Textured Plastic Laminate

Craig asks, “I would like to refinish my textured plastic laminate countertop with countertop paint. Will the texture cause problems when refinishing?”

You can use countertop paint on textured laminate, but the textured surface will tend to show through. Read on to find out more.

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How to Redo Giani Faux Granite Countertop Finish

Janie asks, “How can I redo the Gianni faux granite finish on my plastic laminate countertop?”

If you haven’t applied the final clear poly topcoat, just sand the finish lightly and reprime. Read on to find out more.

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Polishing a Bullnose Edge on a Granite Countertop

Gary asks, “The bullnose edge on my new granite vanity top is dull. Can it be polished?”

While some granite can have a dull vein, most can be polished to a high gloss if you take the time to do it right. Read on to find out more.

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Digital Laser Countertop Template for the Kuppersmith Project House

Once the kitchen cabinets had been installed in the Kuppersmith Project house, a digital countertop template was created using a special laser measuring device and laptop computer. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Hide or Repair Scratches in Plastic Laminate Countertops

Earl asks, “My kitchen countertop has scratches in the Formica. What can I do to patch these areas?”

Your best bets are to hide the scratches with paste wax or fill them with laminate filler. Read on to find out more.

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Replacing Cabinets and Countertops in a Kitchen Renovation

Two of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when remodeling your kitchen are deciding whether to replace or refinish your cabinets and what type of countertops to install. Watch this video for some tips on how to go about it.

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Plastic Laminate Countertops Just Keep Getting Better

While plastic laminate countertops are durable and inexpensive, in the past they haven’t been considered the most attractive material around. All that has changed, due to the introduction of some impressive new plastic laminate patterns and edge profiles that are hard to distinguish from real stone. Read on to find out more.

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Granite tile countertop after installation

How to Install a Granite Tile Countertop

While granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops, the high cost of materials and installation can put a big dent in your home improvement budget. A less expensive alternative to a pricey granite slab is to use 12”x12” granite tiles instead. Not only do granite tiles make an attractive and durable countertop, they’re easy to apply and weigh much less than a solid granite top, making it a perfect DIY project.

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