Paint your old kitchen appliances
Transform your countertop
The big pluses of this system are it's not smelly or difficult, you don't have to remove your countertops (!), the instructions are clear, and the kit comes with everything you need (except basic painting tools), plus it includes a very detailed DVD. This product can be applied to any laminate or hardwood countertop in reasonable condition. Burns and scratches are fine, but fill deep dents and chips before you use it.
Paint caulk for perfect walls
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