DIY: Faux Granite Kitchen Countertops Using Giani Granite Paint
Do you have ugly, outdated kitchen countertops? Do you dream of granite countertops? Well, did you know that you can take your old Formica countertops, and make them look just like granite? With the Giani Granite Countertop Paint Kit, you can create faux granite countertops in a few easy steps! The best part is you will not spend thousands updating your kitchen!
Honestly, I kinda liked my old kitchen countertops. They were not old, nor outdated I was simply bored. I get like that from time to time, and like making little changes in my home to accommodate my taste. I must admit though, I am totally loving my faux granite kitchen counters, and the entire process was pretty easy!
For less than seventy-five dollars, you can transform the look of your kitchen in roughly a day! Granite can cost thousands, but the Giani Granite Countertop Paint is only $69.95! I really feel as this is an awesome investment, and project for any frugal DIYer.
How it works/Actual ease of use:
The Giani Countertop Paint Kit came with an extremely helpful, easy to follow “how to” dvd. The dvd is wonderful at guiding you through each step. It also provides tips, and pointers on how to achieve the natural veining in granite. The Giani Granite Countertop Paint Kit came with all the necessary components to achieve our desired results.
Our Kit Contained the Following:
- Practice Paper
- Minerals Paints
- Natural Sponge
- Foam Brushes
- mini-paint rollers
- Instructional DVD
Our DIY granite countertop project application took roughly one full day. We decided to prep our counters the night before, and then prime them so they had the full 8 hours to dry. The next morning we started the sponging process which was really easy. After allowing our paint to dry, we polyurethaned our counters. We decided that two coats worked well for us because we wanted to ensure a good seal.
Currently, we are still waiting the full 3 days for our counters to cure so that we may be able to put our small appliances back on. I am very pleased with the overall look of our counters, and I even fooled my mom into thinking I replaced my counters! I think anyone looking for a “frugal” DIY should most certainly try the Giani Granite Countertop Paint Kit out! There are plenty of styles to choose from so they are sure to have one kit to suit your taste.
My only con about this Giani product is that the paint should have contained actual minerals. A nice light reflective paint with pearl, or gold fleck accents would have made this kit perfect! I would pay more for a kit that actually contained these products because natural granite is full of these “minerals”. Other than this I felt the product, and it’s ease of use was great!
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