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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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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Apr 7, 2015

    I've never heard of Ex Faux Film - this is good to know! It looks like the real thing!

  • Christina
    Christina Chicago, IL
    on Apr 7, 2015

    Very cool!

  • Norma Cato
    Norma Cato Dade City, FL
    on Apr 8, 2015

    Where do you find the Ex Faux vinyl film and can you use this in a kitchen?? I love the look, great job.

  • Marti
    Marti Gordo, AL
    on Apr 8, 2015

    This post just made me excited, like over the moon excited!! I've been wanting to do something different in the bathrooms but didn't to put too much money into it as it's an older mobile home and we wont be here forever. This is the perfect solution. I can't thank you enough!!

  • Cat
    Cat Dade City, FL
    on Apr 12, 2015

    Thanks for the info! I have the perfect counter to do this on!!

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