How to Paint Countertops to Look Like Granite

How to Paint Countertops to Look Like Granite

You don't always have to replace your kitchen countertops to get an attractive result that has the beauty and elegance of genuine granite. If your budget is limited, try innovative solutions. Apply Stoneffects Stone Coating on a variety of countertop surfaces – including laminated plastic, stone, concrete, tile or wood, and then apply the Stoneffects Epoxy Countertop Coating. The result is an inexpensive alternative to countertop replacement with a finish that is both durable and beautiful, with the look and feel granite.

Skill Level: Beginner
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  1. Step 1 Prepare the Surface

    Prepare the Surface
    Prepare the Surface

    Sand the existing countertop surface lightly and roll on Stoneffects Step 1 Primer Coat using a standard paint roller.

  2. Step 2 Apply Stone Coat and Sealer

    Apply Stone Coat and Sealer

    Using a trowel, apply Stoneffects Step 2 Stone Coat and seal with Stoneffects Step 3 Sealer. Allow to dry for 24 hours before proceeding. Using 180-220 grit sandpaper, sand the stone coating in order to remove any high spots or trowel marks. Wipe with a damp cloth, or vacuum to remove any remaining grit and dust.

  3. Step 3 Mix the Epoxy

    Mix the Epoxy

    At room temperature, combine Stoneffects Clear Epoxy Countertop Coating (Parts A and B), and mix thoroughly for approximately 3 minutes. Do not use a power mixer. Prior to applying the epoxy, mask off all adjacent surfaces and use a drop cloth on the floor beneath the countertop.

  4. Step 4 Apply and Spread the Epoxy

    Apply and Spread the Epoxy
    Apply and Spread the Epoxy

    Sand the existing countertop surface lightly and roll on Stoneffects Step 1 Primer Coat using a standard paint roller.

  5. Step 5 Allow the Epoxy to Set

    Remove masking tape immediately after application. The applied epoxy will set in 24 hours, with a full cure in 72 hours (based on room temperature of 21C or 70F). The countertop will take light usage after 24 hours.

     

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