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Faux finishing a countertop

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gypsygirl

I'm in the process of doing a faux granite finish to my countertop, and am wondering, can I mix some of my artist's oil paints (for the pigment) into the Melamine. Otherwise, I need quite a few different colors, brown, black, white, tan, and rather than buy so many gallons of melamine paint, I could color my own with the white melamine I've already bought. They're both oil based so I'm thinking it might work... any suggestions?

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decofanatic

I am glad your landlords make you do the changes ! I still haven't started with my projects...I can't make up my mind !

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decofanatic

Great job Wendy ! You say it was a rental, you were lucky to have been able to do it...some landlords don't approve of any changes. But after looking at the before and after pics...I am sure they are very happy with the results !

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gypsygirl

Thanks so much for your input Wendy. And thanks for including your pictures. Great job!!!!

Do you think I can use my artists oil paints to tint the melamine paint? I have a can of white, and I'm going to dab some tan, a little black, and some raw umber... I think it may work because they're both oil based paint.

PS. I used to live in the West End... on Haro. Now I'm in the Okanagan. Two different worlds, but both great in their individual ways.

Cheers.

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