DIY Granite Countertop Makeover
We were looking for a cost-effective way to make our old outdated countertops look new without spending a whole lot of money.
Using the Giani Granite Countertop Kit, we did just that!
We used the Giani Granite countertop kit in chocolate brown and followed the steps outlined in the kit:
Xylene (or lacquer thinner) is recommended for use on Granite to help prep the surface.
Then wipe down with alcohol.
We taped around the sink. We considered taking it out, but it would have been more work than actually necessary and not made a huge impact on the outcome.
The only thing that would concern me is if we were to change out the sink we may need to touch up around that area. It also recommended that you tape around the backsplash, which we did not do because we are replacing that next.
Also, protect your cabinets to avoid paint spills. We did not do that either. We have painted enough times that we felt okay about not covering the cabinets in plastic. If you have not or are worried that you will make a mess COVER THEM!
Step 1 - Prime
Step 2 - Paint
You pour the paint onto paper plates and use the sponge included in the kit to paint your countertops.
Paint is applied in 2-foot sections using all three colors without waiting for each to dry.
To see how the process works you can check out the video below
The finished product of the countertops were better than we anticipated.
The full details and how-to are in the article reference below on Kenya Rae - The online homemaker magazine!