We outsourced the laminate install to a local cabinetmaker, but promised to do the prep work ourselves. Tonight we removed the despised double sink and scuffed up the existing laminate with 50 grit sandpaper. Oddly, we discovered it was easier to scuff up the counter by hand, not with the palm sander. I don’t know why.
The ugly blue of the sink cabinet interior was the color of the kitchen when we bought the house. Yurg.
Tomorrow, the laminate goes on, and Friday and or Saturday, we install the sink and faucet.
Lastly, we will cover up this hideous tile backsplash. Wish us luck!