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How to Remodel Bathroom Countertops

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Redoing your bathroom countertops can be a great way to have a quick, dramatic transformation of the one of the most used rooms in your house. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and modern or classic and timeless, there are plenty of options that you can explore to start crafting the perfect bathroom space.

Once you’re done with your bathroom countertops, think about renovating your home’s exteriors as well. Our home exterior service page will give you more information.

It’s important that when tackling this project, you are thoroughly prepared with all materials and tools necessary, as well as taking into account factors such as budget, size limitations or pre-existing features like plumbing fixtures or cabinetry being installed.

But, how exactly do you remodel bathroom countertops? What are the options?

There are 3 ways to redo your bathroom countertops:

  • Replace
  • Resurface
  • Refinish

Replace

remodel bathroom countertops
Marble countertop

Replacing is an ideal solution for those looking to completely change the look of their bathroom countertops. Common materials used for bathroom countertops include granite, marble, quartz, laminate, and solid surface.

Here are the basic steps for replacing your bathroom countertop:

  1. Measure your existing countertop space to ensure that you purchase a new one with the correct dimensions.
  2. Disconnect the plumbing fixtures and other connections.
  3. Remove any existing countertops and dispose of them responsibly (check with your local municipality for proper disposal).
  4. Install the new countertop in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, making sure that all edges are properly sealed.
  5. Secure the countertop to the vanity or wall with screws or adhesive if applicable.
  6. Reconnect plumbing fixtures and other connections as necessary.
  7. Apply sealant for added protection against water damage, staining, and wear and tear over time.

Check out this article by HGTV to get some tips on choosing the right bathroom countertops for your home.

resurface bathroom countertops
Resurface bathroom countertops

Resurface

Resurfacing is an ideal solution for those who want to maintain their existing countertop but give it a fresh and modern look. Common materials used for resurfacing bathroom countertops include epoxy, acrylic, polyurethane, and concrete coatings.

Follow these steps to resurface your bathroom countertops:

  1. Clean the existing countertop surface with a degreaser and sandpaper to ensure that all contaminants are removed.
  2. Apply a bonding agent or primer to help adhere the resurfacing material to the existing surface.
  3. Roll, brush, or spray on the resurfacing material in multiple thin coats according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Allow enough time for each coat to dry completely before applying the next one.
  5. Apply a sealant or topcoat for added protection against water damage, staining, and wear and tear over time.
  6. Allow ample time for the adhesive and sealant to fully cure before using the countertop.
  7. Enjoy your newly redone bathroom countertop!

After resurfacing your bathroom countertops, consider us for bath and shower caulking. We do this and many other home interior services.

Refinish

Refinish bathroom countertops
Small bathroom with refinished countertop

Refinishing is an ideal solution for those who want to maintain the existing look of their countertops while refreshing the color and texture. Common materials used for refinishing bathroom countertops include paint, lacquer, and polyurethane.

If you want to refinish your bathroom countertops, complete these steps:

  1. First, you need to prepare the surface by sanding and wiping away any dirt or dust.
  2. Once you have a clean and smooth surface, you can apply a primer to provide an even base for your finish coatings.
  3. Depending on what type of finish you are using (paint, lacquer, etc.), use a paintbrush to apply an even layer of the finish.
  4. Allow the initial coat to dry completely before adding a second coat for more opaque coverage.
  5. Once the finish has dried and hardened, make sure to clean off any dust particles with a damp cloth or sponge.
  6. Finally, you can add sealant to further protect your surface and give it a polished look.

These are the basic steps for refinishing your bathroom countertop. However, depending on the types of materials used, you may need to adjust the process accordingly.

Final Words on How to Redo Bathroom Countertops

Replacing, resurfacing, and refinishing your bathroom countertop can give it a modern update that can transform the entire look. It’s important to research the different materials available and read all manufacturer instructions before starting any project to ensure proper installation. With the right tools and techniques, you can have a beautiful countertop that will last for years to come!

Don’t stop at countertops, redo your entire bathroom for a new and updated feel. Check out our bathroom remodeling service page for more details.

 

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