A few weeks ago I was asked to review a product to transform your counter-top. I wasn’t hesitating a bit. I must admit there wasn’t anything wrong with my kitchen counter, it was only 5 years old, we build it ourselves and when you see the before pictures you probly wonder why I even wanted to remodel.
It’s simple I got tired of the "Blue" on my counters, and they weren’t really what I wanted. You see when we did the kitchen remodel in 2005 we had just ordered our brand new counter-top with the attached back-splash all the cool stuff… I paid for it and was excited to finally get what I wanted… well.. till Hurricane Katrina hit and I got the call that the company can not provide me the countertop till Christmas, this was only September… uuggh so we made our own counter top and it was fine, But I always wanted to change it and make it my own.
So this is where Giani Granite paint came into the picture. Their product is beyond awesome; it’s hard to explain and I have been bragging to everyone at work about Giani Granite so check out there video to get the full effect and idea of what it does by watching their video . This paint will transform your counters in less then a weekend into nice looking granite look alike counters for far less then what the original big brother would cost you.
Here is what comes in the kit; I choose the Chocolate kit, they also have Sicilian Sand, Bombay Black, Roma Red, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green, you can also add your own color if you add water based Acrylic paint to give it a personal touch.. how cool is that ??
Here is my kitchen before I started with the Giani Granite Remodel
I started my kitchen prep on Friday evening, did all the cleaning like wiping down everything with a degreaser and taping all the corners, edges anything that wasn’t suppose to get painted.
Then I took one of the foam brushes that came with the kit and primed all the edges with the black primer.
Step 1 Now it was time to prime the rest of the counter.
Let the primer dry over night or at least 8 hrs. before you move to the next step.
Step 2 adding the 3 minerals from my kit, I used the sponge that came with the kit and sponged it on the counter.
Took me about 40 minutes to "paint" all of my countertop, let it dry for 4 hrs, add more color if you like and let dry again for a few hrs ( depending on how much paint you added). After your paint looks the way you like it, make sure it dried completely for 4 hrs.
Step 3 Add the first clear coat, this was the easiest part, the clear top coat went on soo easy, took less then 5 min for my counter tops, let dry again for 4 hrs and repeat that 2 more times. In the end you will have 3 clear coats of Top coat on the counter…
now take a look at my kitchen counters now…
Don’t they look like granite…?? It sounds like a lot of work, but honestly the drying time is the longest, the painting itself took less then 2 hrs all together.
Really simple and I did it on my own, no help from hubby or the kids….
One paint kit retails for $54.95 plus shipping and will transform up to 35sq. of counter top.
What kind of materials can I transform:
Traditional granite countertops and vanities
Formica countertops and vanities
Laminate countertops and vanities
Primed ceramic tile
Primed cultured marble vanities
Primed one piece sink and counter vanities
Primed or painted wood
Primed or painted drywall
- Primed acrylic or fiberglass shower walls
This is an amazing product and sooo simple anyone can transform their counters in a weekend, now with the upcoming holidays who wouldn’t want to show off some "new" counter-tops for a fraction of the price… go visit Giani Granite on Facebook or on their website for more info on Giani Granit and their products.
Giani Granite provided me with the product listed above free of charge for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100 % my own.