Re-doing Counter Tops to Look Like Granite Cheaply With No Paint


I found this product online while researching the stainless steel films (one's used to cover appliances so look like Stainless steel) . It is a "granite" film for counter tops (Rachel Ray speaks up for it and has used), http://www.instant-granite.com/ After researching it and reading installation tutorial, Hubby and I have decided we are going to use this on craft room counter tops we are making from plywood or particle board. We are going to add a molded trim and then install this film over. Besides looking great from pictures I have seen of it installed, it seems super easy to do , durable and best of all Cheap. (especially compared to some of the paint kits or laminate prices.) I included 1 picture of what product looks like installed (they have 3 colors available) Says only tools needed are: A pencil, a ruler, scissors, a plastic squeegee, a hair dryer or heat gun and eventually a sharp knife are all you need..... And goes over any flat surface--If was a tiled surface most likely would end up looking like granite tiles. But goes easily over molded edges.
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  • L John
    on Dec 14, 2015

    are there more products available like this for wood overlays?

    • Cynthia E
      on Dec 20, 2015

      @L John I really do not know, will start searching if I find anything will answer back.

    • Pat
      on Jan 6, 2016

      @L John Hi - if you don't care about the food safe aspect of the ink, then just go search out auto vinyl wrap, or 3M wrap. There are wood patterns, and various gloss finishes. I used auto vinyl for a refrigerator, worked great. The granite pattern for countertops held up ok, but after two years there is a dulling of the finish in some areas (likely what I cleaned it with). Still better than almond formica!

  • Carol Robertson
    on Jun 24, 2017

    What is the name of this stuff? I don't think I saw it mentioned anywhere. I can't buy it if I don't know what to ask for.

  • Jim Trout
    on Jan 24, 2018

    Has anyone using it had to deal with an "L" shaped countertop? How do you deal with the 90 degree turn?

    • Cynthia E
      on Jan 24, 2018

      I'm not sure , but I suspect you would cut this at the 90 degree turn on both edges and lay it down. I would suggest contacting them through their customer support and asking them how
      to handle it. :)

    • @45degrees 1 seam going from outer corner to wall corner :)

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  • Christy Campbell
    on Oct 3, 2015

    This is awesome, thanks for posting, I believe I have found what I need to update my counters! They have 5 different colors now!

  • Carol Robertson
    on Jun 24, 2017

    I am going to try it! I have been looking for an answer for a long time and this just might be it!

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