How can I redo a giani countertop?

by Linda
I redid my Formica counters with giani a couple of years back but now I want a different look, I want them pearl & glossy, should I
then gloss

thanks for your help.

  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 17, 2018

    yes you will have to remove as much of the exsisting finish as possible for the new restoration paint to adhere

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 17, 2018

    Hi Linda,

    I too would think to sand, prime, paint then gloss, however the website listed below states that if it's already glossed, the gloss should be removed with paint stripper. The point of this website is to give directions to someone who wants to redo a Giani countertop - apparently just the design before the gloss is put on. The part about using the paint stripper is under those directions. Good luck & wishing you the best.

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 17, 2018

    Oh Linda, here is a product for you, you can order a sample too! For $20 ... this is as easy as painting too!

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 18, 2018

    You are very welcome

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 23, 2018

    you are very welcome Linda

  • Deb K Deb K on May 22, 2023

    Hi Linda, hope this helps you out.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 10, 2023

    1. Lightly sand the countertop.
    2. Wipe the countertop down with a damp rag to remove any dust.
    3. Apply a new coat of the Giani black primer to the counter.
    4. Apply the Giani faux granite finish.
    5. When you’re satisfied with the look, apply the clear poly topcoat.

    If you want to refinish a countertop after the clear poly topcoat has been applied, you’ll need to use a paint stripper to remove the existing Giani finish, then start over from scratch.

  • Dee Dee on Sep 10, 2023

    I would definitely to a good prep job, which means sanding and primer. Then if Giani has the color you want now, get a new kit. Rustoleum also makes a kit.