Replacing kitchen and bathroom countertops is an expensive proposition. The affordable alternative? Painting your countertops is a viable solution that works as an excellent stop-gap for a number of years prior to full replacement.
While water-based latex paints are tolerable in enclosed spaces, the oil-based polyurethane paints required for painting countertops emit a noxious smell. Not only that, but extensive sanding is also required to prep the countertops for the paint.
That’s why summer is the perfect time to paint your countertops. In addition to wearing a respirator and other safety gear, you can fling windows and doors open and direct a house fan towards the outdoors to draw fumes and dust away from the inside.
Source: The Spruce