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Posted: 12/11/2013 8:49:13 AM EST
I have a swanstone counter top in one of my houses. I put a new kitchen in about 15 years ago. Cabinets are still fine.

Problem is its Galaxy Blue. Sort of a greenish blue color that was in style back then. To replace it with another solid surface would be at least 7,500-10,000


I see these kits where you can make formica look like marble or granite. I think it would look really good on this. I've seen it on a couple of counter tops made of formica but you can tell it formica by the rolled edges. This would look better since it is solid surface

Anyone ever use this ? How durable is it ? Can you touch it up if it does get damaged ?One issue is it has an integrated white sink, the kind with no lip. I know its a bitch to keep white. It wasn't as hard as first but now that it has aged it is. Will this work on that or do you stop at the line ?


I need to check to see if you can use it on solid surface. I beleive rustoleum makes it along with others.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:55:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:19:27 AM EST
I have worked with and installed everything from laminate to granite, including all solid surface products.
Due to the type of material swanstone is made of, I believe you will have a hard time getting any coatings to stick to the surface.
If you decide to try the re-finish of the surface, sand the surface with either 180 grit sandpaper or 40 micron sandpaper.
Once the surface is completely sanded, clean the surface with denatured alcohol until there is no dust or anything to hinder the purchase of the product you decide to use.
If the product you decide to use is an epoxy based product you should have a good chance the product will adhere to the surface.
I would try to tape off the sink.
To make the sink look better, remove all the plumbing fixtures of the sink, sand the entire sink starting with 150 grit sandpaper, then, sand the entire sink with 180 grit sandpaper and clean the sink of all dust with denatured alcohol
To finish the sink, sand the sink with a PURPLE scotchbrite pad and that should return the sink to original finish.
Good luck on your project and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
If worse comes to worse, use a green scotchbrite pad if you can't find any purple pads. JW
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:20:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 10:22:23 AM EST by mtwarych]
Sorry, doubletap
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:44:10 AM EST
We did the painted granite stuff. LINK It came out ok but it was for a quick sale on a house. I don't think it will hold up for a long time of every day use. Ours was a real shitty pink Formica, hard to be worse. You can make it darker or lighter based on what paint procedure you use and also comes in darker shades.

Before: (I added a top to the island from a restaurant table)



After:


Not the best, but the island came out nice, IMO.

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:38:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mtwarych:
I have worked with and installed everything from laminate to granite, including all solid surface products.
Due to the type of material swanstone is made of, I believe you will have a hard time getting any coatings to stick to the surface.
If you decide to try the re-finish of the surface, sand the surface with either 180 grit sandpaper or 40 micron sandpaper.
Once the surface is completely sanded, clean the surface with denatured alcohol until there is no dust or anything to hinder the purchase of the product you decide to use.
If the product you decide to use is an epoxy based product you should have a good chance the product will adhere to the surface.
I would try to tape off the sink.
To make the sink look better, remove all the plumbing fixtures of the sink, sand the entire sink starting with 150 grit sandpaper, then, sand the entire sink with 180 grit sandpaper and clean the sink of all dust with denatured alcohol
To finish the sink, sand the sink with a PURPLE scotchbrite pad and that should return the sink to original finish.
Good luck on your project and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
If worse comes to worse, use a green scotchbrite pad if you can't find any purple pads. JW
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I've owned a small construction company for years. I do mostly kitchens. I have never refinished a countertop. If the stuff sticks at all I think it would stick to swanstone if it does to formica. I think your right about the sink. I have sanded small nick out of tops and sinks that way.
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