So nothing makes a kitchen look brand new faster than a new countertop. And few things drain your bank account faster! If you are looking for a way to makeover your counters without spending a huge chunk of your kids college fund, consider granite countertop paint. You can DIY faux granite countertops with just a few simple tools and a few easy steps. And if you follow all the steps and tips from these awesome bloggers who have done the faux granite thing before you, then it will last. And maybe someday you will find the funds to remodel with marble or granite. Or, maybe you will decide you don’t have to!
Faux Granite Countertops
How to Paint Countertops To Look Like Granite
We have some amazing tutorials for you to take you step by step through the process of faux granite countertops. But just so you have the basics down, here is a the five “P’s” for painting countertops to look like granite.
Pick. Choose your granite countertop paint carefully. There are complete kits you can buy with everything you need. (See the bottom of the post for ideas!) You an also buy your own supplies individually. If you do, do your research. The primer and sealer are the most important supplies.
Prep. Make sure you do all the prep recommended by your chosen tutorial. This can include sanding, wiping down with alcohol or vinegar, and roping off the kitchen for a few days while you get your granite face on!
Paint. There are several steps and layers when you paint a faux granite countertop. You will have a base color and one or more accent colors. Make sure the chosen granite colors complement the room. Follow the instructions of your kit or your tutorial for creating the granite pattern.
Protect. Ok, this step cannot be skipped! You must seal in your counters to protect them from moisture & wear. NEVER cut or chop directly on your faux granite countertops! If you seal your counters as recommended and let them cure, you can look forward to years of use!
Ok, let’s get on to your tutorials!
DIY Granite Countertop Tutorials
‘Kenya Rae‘ used a granite countertop kit to create these awesome new counters! She walks you through every single step, plus has some great tips for you.
‘Blue I Style‘ used a kit that comes with decorative chips you add to the base layer to make it look more realistically like stone. Lots of step by step photos on how to fake granite countertops!
If you like grey granite finishes like we do, then take a look at this tutorial for faux granite countertops from ‘Pearls and Sports Bras‘. Ah-mazing!
Diane at ‘In My Own Style‘ used a service that poured a composite to make faux granite countertops. Isn’t this gorgeous? Check out how they went about this! Oh, and this method doesn’t have a cure time, so they can be used the same day.
Granite Countertop Paint Kits
Another popular kit is “Rust-oleum Countertop Transformations “. This is the one that has the realistic chips to add over the base coat.
We hope you have tons of great ideas on how to DIY faux granite countertops! We think you will also enjoy our post on DIY Budget Kitchen Makeovers. Also, check out Kitchen Drawer Organizing and DIY Countertop Projects at our sister site, OhMeOhMy!
Image Credits: Giani Granite, Kenya Rae, Blue I Style, Pearls & Sports Bras, In My Own Style