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Faux Counters Still Look Great!

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Three years ago, I gave my ugly, white Corian counter a facelift and installed a vinyl film that mimicked Ubatuba granite.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $100 Difficulty: Easy
I had salvaged the Corian from a house I demolished and installed it in my mudroom. You can't beat the price -- free! -- but it looked sad and tired.
So I installed EZ Faux film, vinyl that looks like granite. Here's where you can buy it: http://www.applianceart.com/Instant_Granite_Film_s/104.htm. And, no, I don't have any connection to the company, other than as a satisfied customer.
Install is easy: Clean the counter with a microfiber cloth. Cut the roll of film so it fits over the counter and around the sink. Peal back the paper backing. Spritz the counter and back of the film with water so you can easily reposition the film if needed. Then smooth out the film and remove puckers with the tool the company gives you.
The film has held up beautifully over the past three years. Granted, this mudroom counter doesn’t get heavy traffic. I bathe the dogs in the sink, so the counters get wet at times. And if you stick your nose on the film you can see scratches from the dogs' nails. But, mostly, the counter looks great. I often forget it's faux. And if we ever sell the house, I’ll have to remember to tell a prospective buyer it's a fake -- but fabulous!
  • Here's a step-by-step video.

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  • Debra Thommen Reynolds

    Like it...Also like that she had a video of it...Great Job

  • Karen Graham
    Karen Graham Crystal Lake, IL

    I too have used the faux granite on an old Ikea formica cabinet that I was offered for free after a friend's garage sale! My super son in law helped me cover the sides with cherry paneling and it gets a heavy duty workout every day as my kitchen

  • Joyce Overbay
    Joyce Overbay Church Hill, TN

    I used coriander in a kitchen of a new house we had once built. It didn't hold up to the standards they said it would. Clean and shinned them forever but still had that used look to them.

  • Joyce Overbay
    Joyce Overbay Church Hill, TN

    In the house we are in now I just used a cheaper type Formica with pretty rounded edges. Looks to be somewhat the color you have made happen. One day I came in from the grocery store and the lid wasn't tight on my bathroom cleaner and it spilled on

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie Lebanon, MO

    Who knew they had such a product!! Fabulous find!!!

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