Do It Yourself - - Diy Q&A -

COUN­TER­TOPS There are a range of DIY kits avail­able for paint­ing coun­ter­tops, and they’re great for a tem­po­rary, low-cost so­lu­tion—es­pe­cially if you’re sav­ing for a big renovation. But make sure to fol­low direc­tions ex­actly, es­pe­cially cur­ing time, and stick to the man­u­fac­turer guide­lines for care and up­keep. Un­like many ma­te­ri­als, such as gran­ite, you will not want to cut on th­ese sur­faces, and they’ll stain eas­ily.

STAIR TREADS AND FLOORS If your style leans to­ward worn and rus­tic, then the wear and tear on painted stair treads and floors may be in step with the rest of your de­sign aes­thetic. Be­fore you paint, think dark ver­sus light (dark hides dirt bet­ter) and paint type (pick one rated for floors). In ad­di­tion, a polyuretha­ne coat­ing of­fers ad­di­tional pro­tec­tion against foot traf­fic.

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