08 Apr

Faux Granite Countertop Painting Technique Tips and Tricks

Beautiful granite countertops may be out of an affordable range for many homeowners these days but you can still get a granite countertop to look at a more than affordable price and order all the material you need for that from paintingkits.net. Countertop paints can be purchased that glide smoothly over laminate and Formica countertops with ease. Once dry, these paints are durable and water-resistant just like the original laminate that was on the countertop. Try this faux painting technique to create beautiful granite countertops in your kitchen or bath that cost less than $100.

Faux Granite Countertops: Materials

Rustoleum Countertop Paint in 3 tones that coordinate

High Gloss Top Coat

Foam Hot Dog Style Paint Roller (6 inches)

Paint Tray

Paint Sponge (natural sponge works best)

Plastic Plate

Faux Granite Countertop Painting Technique

Step 1: Begin by rolling out the entire surface of the countertops with a solid color tone. This will create the base color for the faux countertops. Use the hot dog roller to roll paint onto the entire surface evenly. The foam style roller will not leave roller marks the way cloth rollers tend to do. Allow the base coat to dry thoroughly.

Step 2: Next you will apply a darker shade of countertop paint. Begin by placing a small amount of paint onto a plastic plate. Dab the sponge into the paint and then dab the sponge onto a clean area of the plate to remove excess paint. Dab three times and then begin dabbing the sponge onto the countertop. Cover the entire countertop in this manner to begin creating the granite textured look. Allow this coat to dry thoroughly.

Step 3: Add another paint color to the plastic plate. The paint should be placed on the same plate that was used previously but next to the other color. Begin applying this color to the granite countertop in the same manner as the last color was applied. Leave different areas more or less textured for a truly faux look.

Step 4: When painting with the third color mix the two colors slightly for some of the painting to create a more uniform look on the countertops. Continue dabbing paint and then cleaning the sponge on the plate before dabbing onto the countertop. This will keep the paint in low moderation on the countertops to allow the previous coloring to show through.

Step 5: High gloss topcoat can be applied to the entire countertop surface once the granite style paint texture has dried thoroughly. The high gloss topcoat should be applied using a foam hot dog roller just like the base coat was applied. Allow the topcoat to dry completely and then add a second coat to the faux granite countertops.

Step6: Allow countertops to dry for at least 3 days before installing into the kitchen or using. This will allow the countertop paint to cure so that there will be no damage to the texture when you begin using your new faux granite countertops!