Faux Painted Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter Tops Are the easiest way to create dramatic and updated look on the kitchen counter tops in your home for less than $100. This is a simple Faux Painted Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter Tops project; you don’t need to have any experience with glazing or even painting.
These Faux Painted Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter Tops are the perfect way to update those cheap and outdated looking laminate kitchen counter tops. I would only do this paint treatment on cheap or outdated kitchen counter tops! This will allow you to update your existing kitchen counter tops with a whole new look of stainless steel that everyone wants.
There are a few differ coats of paint in this Faux Painted Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter Tops Finish project, so you will need a few days to complete the entire home improvement project. You won’t be working all day, but the drying paint will take some time.
I also recommend practicing this on a scrap piece of wood to see if you like the paint finish first.
To Paint Faux Painted Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter Tops You Will Need:
Interior Grey Paint
Metallic Silver Glaze
Polyurethane (oil base)
The first step you are going to have to do is sand your laminate counter tops with some sand paper. Wipe the excess dust away with a damp clothe.
Now, let this dry. Paint on your primer. Use a gray tinted primer if possible.
I recommend doing this with a foam roller. You will want to tape off any edges with painter’s tape as well.
Now, let the primer dry.
Now, when applying any type of stainless steel or silver glaze to a kitchen counter top is to choose the right base coat of interior latex paint.
This is the most important part of the entire Faux Painted Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter Tops remodel project. If you choose to ignore the next bit of advise, I can almost grantee you your silver stainless steel finish on the kitchen counter tops will look tacky, fake, and even streaky.
You need to paint the kitchen counter tops with a base coat of interior latex paint in a color that will complement the silver stainless steel glaze.
Silver or stainless steel glazes applied over a base coat of white or black gives an unprofessional look that is streaky and unfinished looking.
Now, once your primer is dry you simply roll on the base interior coat of latex paint in the medium to dark gray color. Allow this paint color to dry. You may want to apply two coats.
Now, roll on the silver glaze with a foam roller. You could also paint it on with a soft bristled paint brush in an X motion. The great thing about a faux stainless steel paint treatment that uses glaze is that glaze can often stay wet a little longer than traditional paint, which extends the time you have to work with it.
Now, once this silver stainless steel glaze has dried you have to apply about three coats of an oil base polyurethane. If you notice, we have been using latex paint to get the stainless steel look, but we need the protection of oil to keep our Faux Painted Stainless Steel Kitchen Counter Tops water proof! Allow each coat to dry, and then apply another coat of the oil based polyurethane.