Granite countertop is expensive, but it is truly beautiful. For some people purchasing granite countertops is not difficult. However for some more people granite countertops can empty their wallets. Luckily, there are some painting techniques that can make your countertops look like granite tough they are not real granite. Paint countertops to look like granite is an easier and cheaper way to give the look of granite countertops in your kitchen.
Before painting your countertops, clean the surface with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar to remove any grease and dirt. After that, sand the countertop with an electric sander loaded with 100-grit sandpaper. Once sanding is finished, paint the countertop with a high adhesion alcohol based primer. Allow it to dry. To paint countertops to look like granite, choose the right color by examining a piece of real granite in the color schemes you desire. Choose three colors consist of one light shade, one medium shade and one dark shade. Now you can apply silver or gold metallic paint using a paint brush to the counter.
The slight shimmer of natural granite can be produced using metallic paint. Go with gold paint for warm tones and silver for cool tones. Allow the metallic paint to dry before continuing to the next step. Paint the medium shade of paint over the counter with sponge. You don’t need to worry about covering the entire surface since the purpose is to replicate the natural variations of granite. Do the same thing with the dark and light color and apply them with a clean sponge for each. Let the paint dries before applying three coats of water based cleat coat over the counter. It will create a shiny surface while protecting the paint from stains and damage. Those are some steps to paint countertops to look like granite. Now you can have a granite countertop without having to buy it expensively.
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