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    hi ya.. does anyone know the paint that can paint ova kitchen benchtops that r laminated?? cheers

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    White Knight do a paint that can paint over laminate, have never tried it so no idea how hard wearing it would be.

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    G'day,

    Have read else where it's really only suitable for vertical surfaces, I'd go new tops, you can get a new set of postform tops for between $700-$1000 for the average u-shape with a bit of overhang on 1 side for an island bar if you have that kind of lay out and diy install. Yes you may need to re tile, and if you need a plumber to dis/reconnect the sink and hotplate you'll be out $$$ there too. Depends what you want/need the update for i guess?

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    A sheet of laminate is about $200ish, and applying this over the top isn't hugely difficult if you have some tools and glue!
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    Have a look at this old thread www.renovateforum.com/f200/quick-fix-kitchen-benchtops-76532/

    I used White Knight Tile and Laminate paint (I think that's what it's called) on my benchtops. Three and a half years later still going strong. There are a couple of little chips but for a budget makeover it's fine. My laminate was slightly textured so it helped hide the brush marks. Takes a few weeks to really harden, go easy on it for the first month.
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    I used a White Knight laminate paint for the benchtops of a unit that I prepared for sale. Used with an appropriate primer from the same range and it looked good. I wish I sprayed it, to be honest, but even brushed and sanded between coats it made a huge difference to the kitchen. I also used it for the old 70's era kitchen cabinets and it worked a treat.

    Give it a few weeks to really harden before you use it though. It's oil based so it'll take some time to dry.

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