Refinish your laminate countertop to look like granite.
A Granite Countertop You Can Afford
So you've lived with your laminate countertop for some time. It's durable, scratch resistant, and you don't really give it too much thought or care. Heck, it may even be PINK! But the moment you encounter a beautiful slab granite countertop in someone else's home, or in a nice restaurant, the craving begins.
Any research reveals the steep cost of slab granite for countertops. They can run $50-$100 per square foot installed, and more for exotic granite. Your cabinets may have to be reinforced as well, adding to cost and construction mess. Even if you've considered a nice granite print laminate, you may be limited in your selection if you are trying to keep costs down.
There is a new solution to your granite countertop search that will please even the most budget conscious consumer. It's a highly durable water based enamel paint, made to go right over your existing laminate surface. Giani has formulated this remarkable product in a do-it-yourself kit. The challenge, however, is achieving a realistic granite appearance with a sponge. The resulting mess can look more like berber carpet than real granite if you don't have experience painting faux granite.
So, let go of a few pennies and hire a pro to come in and create ANY granite under the sun. Experienced Giani installers are listed on the Giani website. A talented installer will personally meet with you to determine the best color and style of Granite for your space. They can reference granite tiles and laminate samples, as well as actual finished Granite Paint samples, so you can see a finished look of the actual product. When production begins, your countertop is cleaned, sanded, caulked where needed, taped perfectly, cleaned again, primed, granite painted in 3-4 layers for depth, finished with 2 coats of durable topcoat, and cleaned one last time. The process can be completed in 3 partial days, and you will end up with the granite you craved at 80% the cost of slab granite! It's durable, beautiful, affordable, easy to maintain and easy to repair.
Gary Gomez is the owner/operator of G.Go Decorative Interior Paint Finishes in Lakewood, Colorado