How to make contact paper countertops on a budget

Need Countertops on a Budget?

When we were making decisions about what to do with kitchen countertops on our homestead, my mom told me about contact paper countertops. When she was a young girl, my great grandmother would recruit my mom and her sisters to change out the contact paper in her kitchen.

It took me a while to warm up to the idea of a giant peel and stick countertop, but after looking at the price and overall quality, we took the plunge into this project.

We really wanted to install solid oak countertops from trees on our homestead. We may still do this someday. But for now, these contact paper countertops are holding up great.

Do Contact Paper Countertops Last Long?

Contact paper is pretty durable for being a large sticker. But don’t think you’re getting a solid granite countertop. Every once in a while we get a little tear or scuff in the contact paper but it’s an easy fix. In the video below (toward the end), I show you exactly how we fix holes in contact paper countertops.

Where to Buy Contact Paper for Countertops?

Check your local hardware store but we ordered ours on Amazon.com. There are many brands and some of them have really bad ratings. We purchase the brand Con-Tact Paper and have been happy with it. Here’s a link to the one we ordered.

Let us know what you think. Have you used contact paper for countertops in your kitchen or bathrooms? Do you have any questions about it? I want to hear from you.

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