I originally wanted to try Giani Granite Paint for Countertops
because my sister is doing some renovations and getting her house ready to sell. After I had placed my order, I found out that she had found a great deal on countertops and purchased some, and thus, didn’t need to paint her old ones. Since I live in a relatively new house and chose my counters when it was being built, I didn’t want to paint my own. Not willing to give up so easily, I asked my Mom if she would like to give it a try, and she did.
My Mom’s kitchen is kind of outdated, and I agreed that painting the counter could make a huge difference.
We painted my Mom’s counters using Sicilian Sand.
The package came with all of the paint we needed, sponges for applying it, a roller for painting the first and last coats, and a DVD to watch for instructions. After watching the DVD, my Mom made sure he counter was completely cleaned.
We then taped around the counter and painted the first coat. This needed to dry for 8 hours.
Once the first coat was dry (we waited overnight), We could move on to the sponges. The directions said to work in sections, putting the three colours on each section before moving on.
The great thing about this counter paint is that you can decide how you want it to look. Originally, the plan had been to make it look a light cream colour, but Mom liked this look so much that we stopped applying the lighter colours and left it the way it is.
Here is a close up of a small area of the counter.
Once the counter has dried, you apply the sealer and remove the tape.
You can really see the shine in this picture.
The new counter is a huge improvement. Now she just needs new cupboards! She says the counter is so nice she doesn’t want to use it, lol.
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