The county where I live changed the water last year and everybody has
calcium/lime deposits all over the place. I have Wilsonart laminate
kitchen countertops....installed in 2003. The place behind the
faucets was really bad looking with the white spots and I scrubbed too
hard. Took the design off the Wilsonart. (They don't make it like
they used to). I am looking around for new material for
countertop...because I may put the house on the market next year. I
saw ads for various things -- but what really caught my eye was
"reglazing". It's done with paint ... and the pictures look exactly
like granite. Anyone familiar with this? How well does it last?
They also reglaze bath tubs. I had one of mine reglazed once and it
lasted several years, looked alright... but I finally replaced the tub
and got new tile in there. I am not sure its the same process ... but
if any of you are familiar with it would like to know what you think.
Questions I should ask, etc. Thanks. (And I am assuming it would be
less expensive than replacing the entire thing I have now).
I don't have any experience with reglazing countertops
and don't know anyone who has done it. But a few
things come to mind. Since the existing one is
laminate, it should not be all that expensive to replace
it and it's obviously the safer choice. I'd be very leary
of a process that uses paint on countertops. Then
again the place is going to be sold, so it also depends
on what shape the rest of the kitchen is in, etc.
One thing for sure, I'd get references and go see a
job they did.
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