big of a project we had taken on. We’ve lived with kitchen counters we didn’t like for years, we just haven’t been in the financial position to gut the kitchen yet…funny how home improvements you can’t see like replacing the furnace, roof and windows take presidence. Through another blogger I heard about Giani Granite, they have a countertop paint kit which transforms even the ugliest counters into a thing of beauty. Specifically, it is a pre-packaged, ‘paint-by-number’ granite paint kit that can be applied to laminates, solid surfaces and ceramic tile without pretreatment. Sounds good to me! Giani Granite was kind enough to send me the Chocolate Brown Countertop Paint Kit to review here and share with you all. It retails for $69.95 and after using it I have to say it’s AMAZING! This is our kitchen before the kitchen counter makeover, I know you’ll be loving the 90’s faux wood grain! Step 1 of the process was to tape off the walls, counters, sink….clean the counters well with an SOS pad and paint black.We moved into our home 8 years ago knowing it was a fixer-upper, we didn’t realize quite how
My husband’s face was classic when he came upstairs to this look! I reassured him it would look different at the end and waited overnight for it to dry. Step 2 was to paint on the mineral layers.There are 3 different minerals in this kit, we poured them into paper plates and applied them ONE layer at a time. It says the step numbers right on the can so it’s super hard to mess up. Do a small section and then grab the next color and do over that section. We applied each color lightly as recommended, it made it easier to go back and add color as we wanted at the end. After allowing the counter to dry again over night my husband sanded them down smooth with a 600 grit sandpaper. Step 3 – We applied the top-coat, allowed it to dry and then sanded and repainted another layer of top coat. We scored the tape with a knife, peeled the tape off and voila, we have beautiful new kitchen counters which look like granite. We have to let them cure properly for 2 weeks before heavy use but they’re so much better than before! Our kitchen looks fabulous, thank you Giani Granite for your fabulous product! I’d recommend this to everyone, how could I not with my kitchen looking like this? You can find Giani Granite on Facebook as well or see more photos on their online gallery.
Thanks Jody, I really love them
That looks really good. I had no idea that you could paint your counters. Future project maybe …
Thanks for the post!
Multi-Testing Mommy says
Wow! That looks amazing!!! Great job!
Insane Mamacita says
They look incredible! :)
Looks great Julie, I am hating my countertops right now and cabinets for that matter…planning some DIY too. Bookmarked this one for future use!
LaQuita (Just Us Girls) says
It turned out SO good, I love it!
Wow! That looks fantastic. Who knew!
Kelly @ City Mom says
Wow wow wow!! How cool is this? It looks amazing! I already have granite tops but I’m sending this to my friend! She’ll love it!
Whispered Inspirations says
Holy!!!!! What a difference!!!! Looks amazing Julie and looks easy enough to DIY! I think I would tackle this!
that’s pretty impressive! We have avocado green laminate counters (legit ones…from the 70s) and I bet this would be a great treatment for them!
That is fabulous, Julie!!! Looks great!
Also wanted to say I love the look of your blog! xo
Jessica Gottlieb says
That really did make a huge difference.
I want to see pictures in a year so we know how well it wears.
Shari Lynne @ Faith Filled Food for Moms and Grandmothers says
I’m going to do this! I definately need it..I wanted Granite Counter tops and just can’t afford..but this is a great way to go! Thanks Julie!
Just wondering now that a year is almost up; how have the counter tops worn? Are they still looking good? I am interested in this product but would really like to see pictures of them now. They looked great when they were first done.