We had Formica counters and wood back splash. My husband insisted that if we were to do this, we need to make a complete project out of it. We updated the back splash to a less than 25 year old piece of wood and repainted the walls. I had been wanting to paint the walls for a while now, as you can see they needed it....
And so we start prepping (Sluka big project way)....
We replaced the Back splash, Routered counter edges to make them rounded, texture, paint and primer the wood surfaces! Now our Bible in doing this was the Step-by-step DVD. It was the best detailed instruction video I have ever had with a product. They quickly showed the entire steps and tips! We kept that DVD in my laptop nearby and would watch segments as we hit the next step. The kits retail for about $70 a Kit. Absolutely worth it. The kit comes with the Primer, Colors, Top Coat, roller and 2 roller sponges, porous sponge and foam brush! All we had to buy (not counting our extras we added like back splash/paint) was roller pan liners for easier cleaning, 600 grit sandpaper, Frog Tape, disposable gloves and I was out of SOS pads and had to buy those. So, for less than $20 at Home Depot and the kits, we were set! Each kit covers about 16' run of 24" wide counter tops. My kitchen took a tad over 1 box. I had 2 boxes and had to dip into the second box come time for the color minerals.
We started with the primer, then the colors, then 2 layers of Top Coat...
Benefits of Giani
Designed to lock out the moisture which will resist bacteria!
It has the smooth, semi-gloss finish.
Giani is extremely durable-with automotive grade resins!
Cost is much, much lower than the granite stone!
Can be used over any material with the proper prepping!
Yes! They warranty their product (can't see you needing it)!
Can purchase online OR at most Walmart stores!
Selling your Home? Take a weekend to update your counters and attract buyers!