Hello, I hope you are staying safe during this tough time. For all you DIYers who are stuck at home and itching to do something great to update your kitchen or bathrooms, I wanted to share this offer with you. Giani sent me a coupon for 15% off across their site. I make no monies off this, I just wanted to share it with you because I love their products and if you can save 15%, now is the time to do it! To receive the offer during March 28 and 29, you can place anything in your cart and apply the code below when you check out.
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Do you have ugly kitchen counters, but not the budget to replace. Well I have the perfect solution. Giani Countertop Kit. Believe me, I did a lot of research and compared other brands, this one was a winner! Easy to do and cost saving.
Giani Countertop Kit can be used on:
- Formica counter tops and vanities
- Laminate counter tops and vanities
- Corian counter tops
- Butcher block counter tops
- Tile with grout lines
- Cultured marble vanities
- One piece sink and counter vanities
- Primed or painted wood
- Primed or painted drywall
- Cabinet inlays
- Table tops
So, if you have any of the above counters and want them to look beautiful….do this update. You will be so incredibly happy with the finished look. This isn’t a regular paint, it is minerals. Very thin consistency, almost like water. For those of you who are thinking that you’re not very creative, you really don’t have to be. What is so great is if you make a mistake, you can roll on the primer again and start over. Now I did a different technique, I blended the colors together and added acrylic metallic paint and glitter. For those who are afraid to try my technique, you don’t have to do the same. Just follow the instructions inside the box.
For those of you that want to get your creative juices flowing…have fun with it. I added the extra fine glitter on the bathroom counter top, that I posted yesterday.
So, don’t be afraid to try this!! You can do it! It is only around $80 for the kit and it did my whole kitchen. The kit has everything you will need inside the box.
I finished with the bathroom Makeover…now it’s kitchen time!!!! This is what I decided to go with….Giani Sicilian Sand Kit…Although I must say, I didn’t follow the pattern, I just wanted the colors. You will see later how I blended the colors instead of sponging.
This will be a continued tutorial…posting steps as I go…(so I don’t forget anything).
To start, I used a SOS scouring pad to remove all the grease. I rinsed well….then sanded.
Now if you have laminate counter tops…fill in any seams with wood filler. There is no need to sand the laminate counter tops. The different looks are fabulous and they even come in a blue and a red now, so check out the many different colors. They just came out with a Carrara Marble kit that is fabulous and gorgeous all mixed in!
These are the drying times:
Roll on one thin coat of Primer, then wait……….8 hours
Lightly sponge on all Minerals, then wait………..4 hours
Roll on first Clear Topcoat, then wait………………4 hours
Roll on your final Topcoat, then wait….
Giani Granite cures in 14 days.
I have a feeling this is going to be a long tutorial….I just don’t want to leave any important steps out.
So while I am waiting for the counter tops to dry, I will start taping off the cabinets below with plastic. I will also apply 2 rows of tape around backsplash where it meets the counters.
Okay….so here it goes. Now I tore out my backsplash so I didn’t run tape along the back wall.
This is the primer…a little can goes a long way. You only coat once. Giani’s kit comes with everything included except a brush. I need to use one behind the sink where the space is too limited for a roller.( Be sure to wash your brush right away when finished with primer). I covered my new faucet with a plastic bag just to be sure I don’t accidentally get paint on it.
So I started the painting….It’s sponge painting…You can’t make a mistake. If you do, you can just add the black back over it.
So I started pouncing with the first color…
So I keep going back and adding color….You can barely see the lines from the tiles.I ended up blending the colors instead of dabbing the sponge. So my counter top came out a lot different then the instructions.
Some of the mineral paint did get on the stove, but was easily removed by Alcohol on a cotton ball
Materials I used for this project:
- Giani Counter Top Kit
- Ultra Fine Glitter