Since we moved in to our home in 2006 we have made many changes and upgrades to make our house a home for our family. However, one thing has remained the same…the hideous pepto pink counter tops in our kitchen, thank you 1987 for that special gift!
We have always talked about changing them, but a “counter top” budget is just not a priority when you have little kids. My sister got new granite counter tops a few years ago and she got a killer deal…$450 for her huge kitchen, but still $450? No way! We looked around the Home Depot at all there different options, but to be honest we didn’t want to deal with the hassle of removing are set in sink and the glue. They also offer counter top paint…but it is flat, and comes in a number of very light muted colors, which is just not us!
A few months back I was visiting a wonderful friends blog Homemade Mom! She was doing a review on something I had never heard of “Giani Granite“. I went to their website, for first look I was so excited! Giani Granite is EXCATLY what I had been searching for and the price was right!!!
For $49.50 you can buy Giani Granite Paint for Counter tops! One kit will cover approximately 35 square feet of countertop space. For our Kitchen we need 2 kits. When I first opened the package, I was a little uncertain that the small cans would be enough to cover my counter tops, but the directions assured me that it would be more than enough. There are and number of different kits/colors that you can purchase. I decided on the Chocolate Brown. That kit came with:
-12 Oz. of IronCoreTM Primer-Base Coat
– 6 Oz. of Brown Feldspar Mineral
– 6 Oz. of Inca Gold Mineral
– 6 Oz. of Chocolate Brown Mineral
– 16 Oz. of Automotive Polyurethane Topcoat
– 6″ GIANITM roller arm and two roller pads
– 4″ GIANITM granite paint sponge
– 2″ Foam Brush
– Black Practice Poster Board
– ‘Paint-by-Number’ DVD for beginners
– Illustrated Instructions
BEFORE and AFTER…I just couldn’t wait until the end of the review!!!
Do you see the AMAZING difference??? I was totally shocked when I looked at the before and after photos!!!
The Giani Granite
Package arrived via UPS on a Wednesday. We started our “Kitchen Revamp” that night. I decided if I was going to have a beautiful new counter top, I need and new back splash…not the matching pink. Wednesday night we knocked out all the pink tile.
This ended up taking a longer that expected so we didn’t primer (Step One) until Thursday. The next morning Friday I sponged on the Brown Feldspar Mineral, Inca Gold Mineral and Chocolate Brown Mineral.
I was very surprised at how truly easy it was, and how beautiful it looked. Late Friday night I finished up the counter top with the Clear Top Coat! Saturday night I placed all the tile and grouted Sunday Morning. The kitchen was COMPLETELY different! I was concerned about how easy or hard for that matter it would be with the kids under toe. I was able to do everything while the kids were in bed or napping! Giani Granite is perfect if you have a busy family!
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|Now with the brown! Beautiful!
How About a few more photos…I love my “NEW” kitchen!!!!
You might be thinking “It’s paint, not actual rock or granite, so how strong could it really be?” Well I have the answer!
How Durable is GIANI?
The GIANI polymers are automotive grade resins that are used in the manufacture of car bumpers, so your countertop is extremely durable. Like most new water-based resin technologies, the cure time for GIANI is approximately two weeks to achieve its full hardness. So even though you may use your counters in forty-eight hours, don’t aggressively scrub on them for two weeks.
1) Can it be scratched?
Yes, just like granite and Formica -its not recommended for cutting or chopping. The difference – is – if ever necessary – you can renew GIANI quickly and easily.
2) Will it stain?
It can if strong contaminates are allowed to set for a long period.
3) How long will it last?
As long as any conventional countertop.
4) Will it show fingerprints?
No, unlike mined granite, GIANI will not fingerprint because the clear resin surrounds the minerals.
5) Is it heat resistant?
Yes, GIANI is heat resistant up to 250F. As with Formica – it is not designed for pots or pans directly from ovens or ranges.
6) Can it be used outside?
Yes, GIANI is an automotive grade resin so it performs well outside. Note, GIANI is not designed for surfaces that will be submerged in water.
If you need a counter top change, weather it be in you kitchen, laundry room, or a bathroom, and you don’t want to break the bank…You NEED Giani Granite
! You will LOVE it, I Guarantee it!
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