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DIY Granite Kitchen/ Bath Counter Top Countetop Under $89,Fast & Easy!

  • 2 Materials
Using Heirloom Traditions Paint products, it is easy to transform you kitchen or bath counter tops in a flash! Our unique and durable primer coat adheres to slick surfaces like formica or laminate of any kind. Our liquid waxes add the finishing touch to give the surface a real stone look with only a few simple steps. The last step is our protective gloss Top Coat that will add the durable finish coat, giving you lasting protection for your counter tops.
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Sandstone Finish Example and close up of one of the finishes you can create using our Counter Top Kits offered here in the link below. www.heirloomtraditionspaint.com
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Here is what you will need to get stated on the first portion of our project.
#1 Painters tape to protect areas you will not be painting.
#2 Quality brush
#3 Wooden paint stir stick
#4 Sponge and terry cloth rags
#5 Credit card or smoother
#6 Ultra Gaurd Primer, Heirloom Traditions Paint Product
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Start with a clean,grease free counter top. Formica or any slick surface can be coated, using Ultra Gaurd Primer.
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Most importantly, you must stir the primer, from the bottom. It is a very heavy product and all the good stuff is in the bottom of the can.
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Next, randomly apply the Ultra Gaurd Primer to your counter top. Work in sections at a time so you can get an even pattern.
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Next, using a chip brush, create a stippling texture all over the counter top, to even out the surface.
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Once the primer has started to dry and is loosing it's gloss, take your smoother or credit card and lay it verticle to the surface, dragging and smoothing as you go. Be careful not to create a pattern in the surface. You are really dragging the wet areas over to the dry areas. This will help to create a smooth surface while visually, it will have many areas of texture.
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Next, we will be creating the Smokey Quartz finish, using Barnwood Liquid Wax. Brush on a coat of the liquid wax all over the surface. Then remove excess with your terry cloth towel, blotting and creating texture as you go.
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Next, we will mist with water droplets to create even more texture and stone look. Using a spray mister, spritz the water in small sections onto the surface. Then remove with a dry rag. This step really makes it POP! You might also want to flick specks of the Barnwook Wax onto the surface, further enhancing the look. The final Top Coat of Gloss Clear Coat is added. We use 2 coats for the best proction. Adding additional coats can be done and as your counter top ages, you can refresh them with a quick coat of Gloss Clear Coat! Enjoy!
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Here is the Sandstone Kit and the Smokey Quartz Kit is shown above. Each kit contains everything you need to create the rich look of granite and stone.
All items shown above are specially priced for our HOMETALK airing. Using the coupon code HOMETALK, you can save an additional 10% off price as well as FREE SHIPPING!
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
  • restore you counter tops under 100 fast and easy, countertops
Side by Side:
Sandstone on left. Smokey Quartz on right.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Smokey Quartz Kit   (http://heirloomtraditionspaint.mybigcommerce.com/counter-top-restoration-kit-color-smokey-quartz-gray/)
  • Sandstone Kit   (http://heirloomtraditionspaint.mybigcommerce.com/counter-top-restoration-kit-color-sandstone-tan-gray/)

To see more: https://www.heirloomtraditionspaint.com

  • Faye Carmichael
    Faye Carmichael Mcmechen, WV

    love the smokey Quartz! One day I will do this!

  • Adele DuranGO
    Adele DuranGO Bayfield, CO

    I have concrete countertops that the color is off. Too yellow green. I'd like to do a bit of tweaking & blending. Contractor says we can always go darker, but I want to keep the center island light. Looking for product I can work in. Is this suitable

  • Adele DuranGO
    Adele DuranGO Bayfield, CO

    https://www.hometalk.com/27298629/q-time-to-tweak-kitchen-into-a-more-elegant-finish This is the project discussion. Would you please let me know if your products could be blended over this or should I look elsewhere?

  • Heirloom Traditions Paint
    Heirloom Traditions... Shepherdsville, KY

    Thanks for sharing ❤

  • Cheryl Borns
    Cheryl Borns Hermiston, OR

    I did this on our counters and only did one side. I did everything the video showed but when I went to put the gloss top coat on it smeared the paint when putting it on with the brush first. It then looked nothing like the granite or stone counter

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