Painting Laminate Countertops
I've read many posts on painting laminate kitchen countertops... but I'd like specific advice on making it look good when using Melamine paint. I wanted to skip all the priming, and poly coats at the end, and heard this is the way to go.
The melamine has already been ordered 2 quarts of "cabinet Rescue" in white. My current counters are discolored green...eeee yuk. My floor is a new nice Italian brownish ceramic tile, and my cabinets are pickled looking light maple. So, I was thinking some in-between color would work (tan)... thoughts?
I've seen some great jobs done on-line, but they all involved acrylic... can Melamine get the same effect? If it is possible, what are the steps to do it? I only have 2 quarts and don't know if there's a way to get part of it colorized in a pint size for pouncing, etc.
I fear it'll come out looking really lifeless and flat and painted... then again, I'm also too much of a chicken to try "marble-ing"... and don't know if it's possible with Melamine.
The other question... just how much color can be added to white Melamine. One post I read mentioned, it can only be turned to a pastel color, but not darker, as that could affect the paint? What is the best type of paint to add to it for colorizing... I'm afraid the paint people at a store won't know.
Also, what is the best technique and roller/brush to use to apply the paint to the countertop? I would assume, you tape off the sink... and maybe use a brush for all the edges... I have MANY rounded parts of the countertops that tie-into walls that may be tough with a roller, even a small one.
Thanks a bunch,