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Old 12-11-2012, 15:59   #31
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Re: Refinishing Formica ?

The tile idea sounds great. I have heard that regular paint on formica won't work well, but the 100% acrylic latex enamel is like a super duty paint, that with the spar varnish on top i'm hoping will create a durable surface. The epoxy kits are expensive and I also worry about yellowing over time. The inside of a house probably gets less UV exposure than the inside of a boat, at least in our boat I think it will. If the epoxy does yellow over time then you have a real difficult thing to remedy as epoxy isn't the easiest thing to overcoat or take off!

I am thinking at least with the spar urethane yellowing won't be an issue. Just for fun and to show you what a difference color makes, this is the table top painted with the 100% acrylic latex enamel from Sherwin Williams:
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Re: Refinishing Formica ?

Sara, how do you intend to deal with the mould in the grout, a mild Clorox wipedown?
I want to do the same thing with Blue's surfaces, but around here we say the mildew is our national flower
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Sara, how do you intend to deal with the mould in the grout, a mild Clorox wipedown?
I want to do the same thing with Blue's surfaces, but around here we say the mildew is our national flower
Unsanded latex grout with a mildew resistant additive, and a good sealer over it. I thought about epoxy grout but didn't think I would like the look of it.
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