Can laminate countertops be painted?

The short answer to this question is yes, laminate countertops can be painted. However, the more important question is: should they? Here’s what the specialist manufacturers of laminate edging options have to say on the topic.

First, it is important to recognize the qualities that make laminate countertops so great. Firstly, they’re affordable at around $30 including installation, which makes them very accessible to most remodeling budgets. Secondly, they are very heat and scratch resistant, so they are up to the task of even the busiest home kitchens. They are also very hygienic and easy to maintain, because they are non-porous and resistant to bacteria.

Now, while there are products on the market that can be applied to laminate to change or disguise the design, these products cannot offer the same results as laminate – simply because you will be comparing a paint product to a compressed and sealed composite wood product.

The paint can be scratched by knives and scorched by hot pots and pans, leaving cracks and dents where water and food debris can collect, becoming a risk for bacteria growth. This will make them less hygienic and more difficult to maintain going forward. While even old laminate countertops can offer you years of use, painted countertops may be more work than you bargained for.

A better solution would be to invest in new laminate countertops. Thanks to advanced technology, there are more designs than ever before, including ultra-realistic marble, natural stone and wood. They can be installed directly onto your old countertops and you can further enhance them with customized laminate edge options that offer additional durability and an updated look.

Laminate countertop edges for every style and every budget 

With over 20 years of experience, Kuehn Bevel are the people to see when you want exceptional quality edging options for your laminate countertops. With a wide range of decorative options to suit all the top laminate countertop brands, we’ll deliver a product that is expertly manufactured and designed to your specifications. From beveled edge laminate countertops to Formica edges and Corian countertop edges, we can deliver it all.

Please contact us today at or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information on our countertop edge options.

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