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Old 05-02-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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Giani countertop paint

I saw this product at Camping World a few weeks ago and did some research and thought I would give it a try on my 96 Bounder to give it a little update while I am healing from knee surgery before I tackle the carpet and installing hardwood flooring. I read some reviews on Amazon and others and for the most part it was positive and seemed less messy than the Rustoleum Counter transformations. I have boring old standard light brown laminate countertops with a square edge in my RV with a undermount stainless sink that had seen better days. Wanting a new look I took out the countertops in the kitchen and bathroom as well as the dining table and side table. I took my router and with a 3/8" round over bit I routered all the edges of the countertops and tables to give it a more refined granite look as well as the sink cutout. It took a few hours with my router and a palm sander to make it smooth but I think well worth the effort. I bought the Chocolate brown kit and WOW am I impressed with the results. I also took my stainless sink as well as the plastic one in the bathroom and sanded them and painted them with a porcelain paint intended for redoing a bathtub or pedestal sink and its a nice contrast to the "granite look" as well as added some new faucets. I have attached a few pictures, let me know if anyone has any questions.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:42 PM   #2
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Wow Nice Looking, Going to follow in your foot steps.
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Looks great! We just picked up their cabinet paint.
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Good job! I'll bet your wife really loves the new look.
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Nice job! Please check back in at the end of summer and let us know how it holds up under normal wear & tear..
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Giani countertop paint

How difficult to do?
Can you give some idea of the steps involved?
How much paint did it take?
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Very nice. Did you put it on top of the liminate? Our kitchen counter is Corian, but the bathroom is liminate would like to change it.

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How difficult to do?
Can you give some idea of the steps involved?
How much paint did it take?
Its not all the difficult but it took about 24 hours to do because of drying time.
First I removed the countertops from my RV because i wanted to go from a square edge to a rounded edge and I couldn't get my router all the way against the wall. (but it could have been done in the RV if you don't care about the rounded edges.) I rounded off all the edges and the edge around the sink. I took my palm sander and smoothed the transition. I also lightly sanded the entire countertops with 320 grit (the kit says you don't have to sand but I wanted to make sure that it had good adhesion.) Next I wiped down everything with TSP then rinsed it with water twice to make sure I got everything clean and removed all of the traces of TSP. Then you roll on the black primer coat and let it dry for 8 hours. Then I took the three colors in the kit (dark brown, khaki, and light cream) and poured some onto paper plates. There is a big sponge included in the kit and you start to dab on each color in a random pattern to make sure it looks real. No real right way to do this just make sure you don't smear or twist the sponge while its in contact with the countertops. Then I took a small paint brush ( I used one from my daughters watercolor paint kit but I wish I had a finer tipped one.) and used the different colors and made the veining to try and replicate the look of real granite. This step really made a big difference and isn't very difficult. After this you have to wait 4 hours and lightly sand with 600 grit to knock off any high spots before the clear coat. Next roll on the clear coat and wait for 4 hours. (This is probably the most difficult part as it dries very fast and is kind of difficult to do without causing roller marks. The technique isn't like painting walls. In the kit there is a dvd to show how to do it, pay attention to the top coating tips to get the clear coat right.) I sanded between each coat with 600 grit and put 3 coats on. The clear will look better with each coat. 1 kit says it covers 35 sqaure feet and I had enough to do all of my RV.

Here is a video from Giani Granite that shows the steps that may be more clear.

COUNTERTOP PAINT - GianiGranite.com - Learn How

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Very nice. Did you put it on top of the liminate? Our kitchen counter is Corian, but the bathroom is liminate would like to change it.

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Yes all of the surfaces it went over was laminate. It wasn't terribly difficult but because of drying times it took about 24 hours to do.

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