Laminate countertops are budget-friendly and durable, making them a popular choice in kitchens. Over the years, they can become chipped or damaged, or they may just become outdated. While some homeowners choose to replace their countertops entirely, refinishing them is a practical option that shouldn’t be overlooked.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$4.01||$8.83|
|Range for this type of project:||$481||$1,059|
Countertop Refinishing Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 2-part epoxy coating for concrete surfaces with a semi-gloss finish. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups.
Countertop Refinishing Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surface will be prepared by protecting adjacent areas, and scraping and sanding (up to 4 hours per 100 SF). One coat of bonding primer and two coats of epoxy paint will be mixed and rolled. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Countertop Refinishing Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fasteners, and adhesives.
|cost to refinish countertops|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$0.76|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$757.91|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$473.58 - $1,042.24|
Homeowners can determine the level of refinishing required by assessing the condition of the countertops. Chips, gouges and other minor damage can be spot-treated with materials such as laminate repair paste. This helps camouflage the damage, which extends the lifespan of the counter. Outdated countertops can be fully refinished with paint or other refinishing products. With paint, homeowners can give their counters a fresh color or even imitate the look of granite or other natural stones.
The cost of a countertop refinishing project can vary based on several considerations. The size of the work is a major factor as a 100-square-foot countertop costs more to refinish than one that's 50-square-feet. The level of refinishing that’s required also impacts the price — more difficult jobs can be expected to cost more. Homeowners should note that prices can vary widely across geographic areas and between contractors.
Kitchen countertops need to withstand heavy use, so they should be refinished carefully. The countertop needs to be meticulously prepared before it can be refinished, or the end result can be disappointing. The refinishing materials must be applied precisely, and fixtures like sinks and faucets must be protected. With so much at stake, homeowners are advised to consult a professional.