DIY Painted Countertops

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A little bit of paint can take your countertops from boring to beautiful! All you need is one weekend to tackle this DIY project.

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I had mentioned in a previous post that I have been renovating a condo that was trashed by a renter. After paying for new flooring, repairing water damage, mold and many other issues, it didn’t leave me with much money.

I’m always ready to tackle a DIY project. That’s why I decided to paint the countertops. I also painted the cupboards and walls which made it look like a brand new kitchen.

This is a before picture of the kitchen:

This is what it looks like now:

It’s amazing what a little paint can do!

I used this Giani Marble Countertop Paint Kit to paint the countertops. It comes with everything you need besides a paint tray.

I’m going to walk you through the process step by step. It took me one weekend to paint the countertops. The painting process isn’t difficult, it just takes time to dry in between coats.

The first thing I did was cleaned the countertops really well. After that I taped around the countertops.

Then it was time to paint the countertops. I had to do two coats of the white paint, allowing it to dry for 4 hours in between coats.

The Giani kit comes with a roller brush and a hand held brush. It has more than one roller brush, but the handheld brush will need to be cleaned each time so you can use it again.

After the two coats of white paint dried it was time to start the veining process.

The Giani kit comes with a small paint brush to use for the veining. You simply put the paint brush in the paint, then drag it along the counter.

Inside the Giani kit there is also a spray water bottle and another a bristle paint brush. You spray the painted line, then use the brush to tap on the painted line.

There are no rules as far as how many veins to do, it’s all up to you. You can find quite a few pictures online to get an idea of what you would like. Just look in the review section on Amazon. You can also watch a “how to” video.

I finished the veining portion Saturday night, then I started applying the top coat Sunday.

You use the roller and paintbrush for the top coat and apply it just like the white paint.

Overall it was an easy process. It’s been 3 months now and the painted countertops are holding up great!

I had one incident where ink got onto the countertop. I used a little bit of soft scrub and it came right up.

If you want to order the Giani paint kit you can find it here. I also bought the handle hardware on Amazon here. I bought the 8.69″ length.

Give painting your countertops a shot and let me know how it turns out!

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