Thank you Giani Granite for providing me with 2 kits, free of charge, for review. These are my own honest opinions.
As I’ve sure you’ve seen, we recently did a huge makeover in our kitchen. One product we used in our kitchen that made such a huge transformation was Giani Granite! Giani Granite is countertop paint that looks like granite countertops. It comes in several colors, and we chose the Chocolate Brown Giani Granite paint.
This kit is pretty simple to use, and is pretty much a 1-person job, to make sure the paint is applied in the same way across all your counters. First we cleaned our counters with alcohol and made sure to get any extra silicone or caulking off around the sink or at the wall. Then we applied the base coat, which is a matte black paint. We let that dry overnight.
Then there are 3 colors in each kit. Ours had a cream color, a kind of pinkish color, and brown. We sponged these on, getting the granite look we wanted. It took a little practice to get it just right and to get all the counters to match, but we did pretty well, if I do say so myself! It helps to have one person sponging, and one person standing back to see if any spots need more of a certain color. You can apply it in many different ways to get a completely different look. Some of the black shows through from the base coat, and you can choose to leave a lot of black showing, or just a little.
Then we applied a top coat all over it and allowed that to dry overnight. It took about 3 days from start to finish, since we had to paint at night, so we wouldn’t risk Davey touching it while it was wet.
Here is a close-up of our finished countertops:
Here is a close-up showing it around our cafe brown granite sink:
And here is the Before & After photo of the whole kitchen:
So much nicer than those plain white, Formica countertops isn’t it? The only hint that it is not real granite is most granite counters don’t have the backsplash or a curved edge. But at first glance it really does look like real granite! This was a major improvement in our kitchen and tied in well with all the other improvements we made. We were amazed by how well it turned out!
We requested 2 kits, thinking we needed that much for our amount of counters, but it actually only took one kit. We are considering using the other kit on our bathroom vanities though.
Buy it: You can buy Giani Granite in several different colors on the Giani Granite website.
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