Updating a kitchen is an effective way to add value to a home while maximizing meal prep efficiency, but the renovation costs can be quite high. Homeowners who are planning a kitchen makeover on a budget can save money by updating salvageable items rather than replacing them. Painting kitchen countertops is a simple way to save money, but this option is not well-suited for everyone. Before deciding to paint their counters, homeowners must consider the type of materials used, which color they want and how their counter should be prepared for paint.
|What you can expect|
|Range per sq ft finished:||$6.21||$14.35|
|Range for this type of project:||$746||$1,722|
Kitchen Countertop Painting Cost
Cost of dual epoxy coating, specially designed for concrete kitchen countertops. Superb semi-gloss finish ensures long-lasting coverage and a practical, appealing surface. All anticipated paint-related costs are fully accounted for, including local delivery, as well as sufficient paint for detail work, standard excess, and touch-ups.
Basic Labor for Kitchen Countertop Painting
Labor costs for the complete project, given favorable site conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. Your team will plan the sequence, acquire appropriate equipment, transport materials, and execute preparation, painting and cleanup. Prep work may take up to 4 hours per 100 SF, and will include masking adjacent areas as well as cleaning, scraping and sanding the countertops. They will then apply one coat of bonding primer, and mix and roll/brush two coats of paint.
Job Supplies for Kitchen Countertop Painting
All of the supplies and materials necessary for the flawless execution of a painting job, such as masking tape and paper, materials to prepare and repair the surface, primers, and cleanup supplies.
|cost to paint kitchen countertops|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per sq ft finished||$0.77|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 120 sq ft finished||$1,214.31|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 120 sq ft finished||$733.83 - $1,694.79|
Many different materials are used for countertops, and, unfortunately, some types of material cannot be painted, including marble, granite and soapstone. Laminate and wood, on the other hand, are commonly used materials that can be painted. Before making the decision to paint your countertops, ensure that the material is suitable.
Countertop paint is available in a wide variety of colors, including traditional muted tones and unconventional hues that can make a vibrant statement. In most cases, the color of the flooring and cabinets should be determined before choosing a color for the countertops. Everything should match seamlessly, and selecting colors that pair well together is essential.
Before the counters can be painted, they need to be cleaned thoroughly to make sure that all grime is removed. The surface will then need to be sanded down, primed and then finally painted. After the counters are painted, the paint must dry for a few days before the surface can be used. While this is a project that many homeowners can do themselves, using a professional ensures the job is done correctly and to your satisfaction.