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Painting Countertops: Why the TikTok Trend is Causing Damage

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The latest trend sweeping TikTok and Instagram is painting your old, worn countertops instead of replacing them. While this may seem like a quick and affordable solution, it’s actually not recommended and can cause significant damage. At Lakeside Surfaces, a leading countertop fabricator and installer based in Michigan, we strongly advise against painting your countertops. Here’s why this viral trend is causing more harm than good:

It’s Only a Temporary Fix

Painting countertops is merely a cosmetic solution that covers up the problem rather than fixing it. The paint will eventually chip, peel, or wear off, leaving you with an even bigger mess to deal with. Countertops are a high-traffic area in your kitchen or bathroom, subjected to constant use and abuse. The painted surface simply won’t hold up over time.

It Can Be Difficult to Maintain

Painted countertops require frequent touch-ups and maintenance to keep them looking fresh. Any scratches, stains, or wear and tear will be glaringly obvious on the painted surface. This means you’ll have to constantly be on the lookout for imperfections and touch them up regularly, which can be a hassle.

It Can Affect the Resale Value

If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, painted countertops can be a major turn-off for potential buyers. Most homebuyers prefer high-quality, durable countertops that don’t require constant maintenance or replacement. Painted countertops can make your home look outdated and poorly maintained, potentially lowering its resale value.

It’s Not a Durable Solution

Countertops are exposed to various elements, including heat, moisture, and chemical spills. Paint is not designed to withstand such conditions, and it can easily become damaged or discolored. This can lead to an unsightly and unhygienic surface in your kitchen or bathroom.

The Preparation Process is Extensive

Painting countertops is not as simple as slapping a coat of paint on the surface. The preparation process is extensive and time-consuming, involving thorough cleaning, sanding, and priming. Any missed spots or improper preparation can lead to the paint peeling or bubbling over time.

It Can Be Costly in the Long Run

While painting your countertops may seem like a budget-friendly option initially, the costs can quickly add up. You’ll need to purchase high-quality paint, primers, and sealants, as well as invest in the necessary tools and equipment. Additionally, the maintenance and eventual replacement costs can make it a more expensive option in the long run.

At Lakeside Surfaces, we understand the desire to save money and revamp your space quickly. However, we strongly recommend investing in high-quality, durable countertops that will stand the test of time. Our team of experts can guide you through the selection process and ensure a flawless installation that enhances the beauty and functionality of your home.

Don’t fall for the TikTok trend of painting your countertops – it’s a temporary solution that can cause significant damage and end up costing you more in the long run. Contact Lakeside Surfaces today to explore our range of countertop options and transform your space with a lasting, beautiful update.

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