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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

I’ve been thinking of covering over my yellow countertops, as I rent, and wanted to do a quick search on contact paper on countertops. I ended up here and am glad I did. I had actually contact papered cabinets at the last place I lived and it was a huge success. The paint was peeling off and it was this weird gray color. Contact paper covered it up and was nice and even… made a huge difference and I wish I had taken pictures now. It makes the vision of the dream kitchen closer to possible. Plus, you can change the color as you see fit too! Lighten up or darken your kitchen with some time and a little cash. Thanks for posting this!!! I am definitely covering my counters this weekend.
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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

Tip: Contact Paper to Refresh Counter TopsBy Tubby 7 found this helpfulDecember 13, 2010It might sound tacky, but putting contact paper over your Formica counter top works. I was cleaning the bathroom prior to having the family over for Christmas dinner. The counter was just so sad looking. It needed a pick-me-up. I remembered this trick I had heard and thought for five bucks I would give it a try. I made sure the counter was clean and dry. I ran the paper from side to side and over the front. Cutting around sink and edges with a razor blade. Then again from side to side along the back, using half the width of the paper and allowing the clean edge to over lap. When I was done it looked clean and new and you couldn’t even see the seam. The trick is to use a busy pattern, like granite. Thanks for the tip, Jan. If I win, we’ll go to lunch. AdBy suzec58986 Comment Was this helpful? 7By Lelia Jo Cordell December 15, 20100 found this helpfulNow I'm wishing I'd thought to post this, a sighted assistant and I refreshed my formica countertops like this, just this past summer! Kudos to you for sharing! Reply Was this helpful? YesRead More Comments
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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

Upon my online research I came across a post about using contact paper to cover laminate or formica countertops.  I did not even realize they made contact paper in patterns or colors other than clear!  There are all kinds of patterns, colors and styles of contact paper now. I did not know if it would really work or not. I figured if it did not then I would only be out a few dollars and a couple hours of time. It was worth a try to cover that ugly, red, depressing formica.
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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

Step 5: Smooth the contact paper all the way to the little crevice between sink lip and counter top. This is where it gets tricky, especially is your sink is round like mine was! With your box cutter or knife, cut into that crevice, erring on the side of the sink, not the counter. You can always cut a little shred hanging over, but it’s hard to fill a little shred in smoothly! When you get to a rounded part of the sink, or if it is all round, work on one edge at a time. Cut along the crevice as you press the paper down, working your way around the sink. When you’re done with this part, you will have a cut out of the shape of your sink, or two halves if ends met there. I find this an easier way than trying to exactly trace the sink and then cut it out. Usually you can tuck a millimeter’s worth of contact paper into the sink-counter crevice and it looks as if the sink was actually placed on top of the contact paper.
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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

Contact paper has long been the stuff of mothers’ old cabinet drawers, but make no mistake: the old favorite has rolled its way into the 21st century with a wide and varied array of modern designs. Today, you can even find contact paper that comes in a chalkboard finish and turns virtually any flat surface into a blank slate. No matter the type or style you choose, adhesive paper always comes in clutch as trusted ally in DIY decor, because it’s affordable, a breeze to work with, and effortlessly easy to clean. Click through now to see 13 compelling ways to use the material on everything from books and shelves to kitchen countertops and cabinets. By Michael Franco Expanded View >
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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

If you are looking for an inexpensive, quick fix for old, outdated, and damaged countertops, try contact paper. This is a guide about using contact paper on countertops.Ad
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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

Hi, Linda! Great tutorial. My husband and I are doing some 'renovations' in our apartment this month and we are definitely using your tips for some of the changes in our kitchen. Someone asked how long the contact paper veneers can last for a countertop: during my sophomore year of college I made my melamine kitchen counters and my *bathroom vanity* into marble with plain old Contact paper. Even with cooking everyday, washing face&hands, brushing teeth, doing handwash laundry, cleaning paint brushes etc etc — the contact covered surfaces held up for three whole years and probably would have lasted longer if needed!
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Contact Paper For Kitchen Countertops

Hello! Your post is inspiring! I’ve been wanting to remodel my bathroom for a long time but it just costs too much. While we did change out the faucets, that left a very obvious “circle mark” around the faucets on the already ugly cultured marble counters. So until I can afford and get approval from my husband to finally do a remodel, I really want something cheap and easy to cover the countertops. I saw a beige marble contact paper by DC fix on amazon and really like it. However, I couldn’t find many reviews and one did say that it gets scratched very easily. Do you have such experience with yours? Also Do you have any suggestions on how we can protect the contact paper from scratching? Thanks for reading!
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I love how u brought ur countertops to life!! I am going to try to do this. As long as I have used contact paper, wasn’t sure if it could be used on countertops. But, wow! It really makes a beautiful difference ! Keep up the terrific ideas! Now, I shall try my best to do mine. I’ve been sick of my old -fashioned designed countertop for years, but no more!!
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What a great idea! I have the paper and am covering a super short, but deep cabinet space. I assumed that you would run the paper from left to right vs back to front. However, when the paper came, I realized it was rather narrow and would never work laid horizontally. So, just to be clear, you laid it vertically on your countertops? Did it leave a bunch of seams? The seams you show look great, I just want to make sure before I start cutting. I hope the questions are clear, and thanks in advance for any advice.
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Amy24 July 2016 at 05:34What a great idea! I have the paper and am covering a super short, but deep cabinet space. I assumed that you would run the paper from left to right vs back to front. However, when the paper came, I realized it was rather narrow and would never work laid horizontally. So, just to be clear, you laid it vertically on your countertops? Did it leave a bunch of seams? The seams you show look great, I just want to make sure before I start cutting. I hope the questions are clear, and thanks in advance for any advice. ReplyDelete
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I have been using Contact paper on my counter tops since the early 70’s! LOL Yep, I’m that old!! I found this post on using contact paper as I am about to change my counter tops again, and am looking for a new pattern to use. I change about every two years. I have also never owned a home, always rented. You can’t put hot pans on it, or cut on it, but then again you can’t do that to laminate anyway. You also should not scrub it with any cleaner as it will fade. Pretty much a wet rag will do the trick. I love changing it out for a new and fresh look. I am off to look for a new color/pattern for my kitchen.
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Step 3: Start with the counter surface. Unroll the paper down the counter, butting it up to the back splash if it is at a right angle to your counter top. If it is rounded into the counter top, start wear the back splash and wall meet, and follow the contour of the counter to its lip. Fold the paper to cover the counter over hang and add an inch. Cut off the excess paper, this should only be a few inches. If the paper isn’t wide enough, you’ll have to decide where you want a seam. Either in the rounded part of the back splash or the edge of the counter before it turns down for the lip.

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