Q: What was the prep work involved?
A: I just scrubbed the daylights out of it so it was super duper clean, then scraped off as much loose paint as I could with a putty knife, then made sure there wasn't a speck of moisture and THEN started painting. You can read about it HERE.
And now for the easy part. The outside!
Q: What kind of paint did you use?
A: Glossy black. I just did it right over top of the existing white paint. It was really bumpy and rough, so it didn't seem to need any prep. I just wiped it down and rolled the semi gloss black paint over the stencil with a foam roller.
|If you want to read about the original popular post that sparked the questions, click HERE. It shares in greater detail how I painted the legs, did the stenciling, etc.|
Q: I have pink sinks and tub that I can't afford to replace. I thought I'd have to hire an expensive company to paint. Have you used the counter paint on anything else. Do you think white would cover the light pink on the tub and sinks? Was it hard to apply? Any suggestions?
A: If using the white, you'll have to plan on SEVERAL coats to cover the pink, I'm sure. I think I must have put seven coats on the bathtub to cover it all? Yeah, a lot! I also had light pinkish colored sink/vanity that I painted with gray countertop paint and I only used two coats and it's been almost a month and they've held up great so far. Okay, actually I was too chicken to paint the sink so I put tape around the inside so it would like a drop sink and painted the porcelain countertop around it. I'm not sure if it would hold up in a sink or not? I think if you got it thick enough it would. I got a few drops once in my kitchen sink and it does NOT COME OFF. Click HERE to see my bathroom counter/sink area. It's also fairly easy to apply, but if you're just doing one color, the hard part is to get it on even. I tend to do things fast to get them done and end up with the paint thicker in one area and thinner in another and you can see lines or unevenness when the light hits it a certain way. Otherwise it's fairly easy, just make sure to use a small foam roller. You may want a more granite look, that way if there are any chips they won't be as noticeable either. Click HERE to see my painted kitchen counters (done in gray tones) and HERE to my mom's (done in brown tones).
Q: Is the finish glossy or matte?
A: Matte. However when I used it on my kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity, I put several coats of polyacrylic on it which gave it a shine.
Q: Would I do it again?
A: In a heart beat! Great, affordable solution to an otherwise major eye sore in the house!!! Even if it does happen to get a few chips here and there, it's not a big deal to pull the leftover paint back out and touch it up as needed. I can deal with touch-ups once every year or two if it saves me thousands of dollars!
Oh my goodness WOW, am I done? I don't think I've spent so long on a blog post in my life. I like the get in - get out kind!!! If you're still with me, THANKS. I hope I answered all your questions. If not, ask and I'll try to answer... but I think I've given you about all I know! :)