Laminating Formica Countertops
LESLIE: Anita in West Virginia needs some help in the kitchen. What can we do for you today?ANITA: I have a Formica counter in my kitchen.TOM: OK.ANITA: And I’d like to change the color, if I could.LESLIE: OK.ANITA: I’ve been hearing about bar coat and I was wondering if I could maybe do some feathering, like marbleized, with paint under it and then put the bar coat on top.TOM: Well, I don’t believe that you can finish a Formica top with any type of an application like that. I’ve never seen it done successfully. Formica is not really designed to hold paint. However, what you can do, Anita, is you can relaminate on top of what you have as a base. For example, you can have your existing countertop covered with another piece of Formica and, of course, there are just hundreds and hundreds of different types …LESLIE: Endless of choices.TOM: Choices that can give you anything you want. So you’re not stuck with the color and you don’t have to replace it. You can relaminate it and that will achieve the goal of giving you a totally new look.ANITA: Oh, OK. (chuckles) Thank you very much.TOM: You’re welcome, Anita. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.