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Giani Granite

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Giani Granite Sicilian Sand Countertop Paint Kit

$79.95 /each

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Giani Granite Kits are ideal for upgrading Formica, Laminate, Corian, Ceramic Tile, Butcher Block, Cultured Marble and traditional granite countertops and vanities. Each Kit covers 35 square feet or 16 running feet of standard 24" wide counters - which is the average amount of countertop area in a kitchen. Giani is a quick, fun and easy step by step process for beginning painters. Project time is usually 4 hours of painting and 16 hours of drying time. All Giani products are water-based, safe and low odor. They also hide any existing stains, scratches or burns. Each granite color is adjustable to your decor. Giani is protected with a durable automotive grade clear acrylic topcoat! The complete Sicilian Sand Granite Paint Kit includes the following: 12 Oz. IronCore Primer-Base Coat 6 Oz. Brown Feldspar Mineral 6 Oz. Inca Gold Mineral 6 Oz. White Limestone Mineral 16 Oz. Automotive Grade Acrylic Topcoat 6" Giani roller arm and two roller pads 4" Giani granite paint sponge 2" Foam Brush Practice Board Demonstration DVD for beginners with illustrated Instructions

  • Dreaming of granite, but it isn’t in the budget? Paint your own! Transform any countertop, desktop, or vanity, into the look of natural stone. Easy & affordable DIY countertop makeover kit!
  • Update laminate kitchen and bathroom countertops with the beauty of granite in just hours
  • Easy three-step paint process goes right over old laminate, cultured marble, and ceramic tile countertops
  • Covers 35 sq. ft. or 16 running ft of 24 in. wide countertops
  • Automotive-grade durability created with safe water-based materials
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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I want to purchase the Sicilian Sand for the counter tops, but my counter tops are now black. Will the sand color still show up on black counter tops or will it come out to dark?
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Hello there! The color of your current counter tops won't make any difference in regards to the end result. This is because the first step of Giani is to roll on our IronCore primer-which is black. After your primer has dried, you will sponge on your Mineral paints to your liking. You can adjust them to your preference-whether that be lighter or darker-during this sponging process. Please let us know if Read More
Hello there! The color of your current counter tops won't make any difference in regards to the end result. This is because the first step of Giani is to roll on our IronCore primer-which is black. After your primer has dried, you will sponge on your Mineral paints to your liking. You can adjust them to your preference-whether that be lighter or darker-during this sponging process. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Read Less
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Interestingly enough, the base color included in the kit is black, so the answer is YES! You then sponge on the lighter colors over the black base one at a time allowing each color to dry in between applications, allowing as much or as little of the black to peek through. I would recommend you go to the Giani Granite website and watch the video ( a copy of the video will come in the kit as well) to get Read More
Interestingly enough, the base color included in the kit is black, so the answer is YES! You then sponge on the lighter colors over the black base one at a time allowing each color to dry in between applications, allowing as much or as little of the black to peek through. I would recommend you go to the Giani Granite website and watch the video ( a copy of the video will come in the kit as well) to get an overview of how it's done. The whole process is actually very simple, but the results are amazing!
I transformed my pink laundry room countertops from outdated to awesome using this process. I'm sure you'll be very happy as well! Read Less
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April 27, 2016
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The base color in the kit is black, so you should be okay. The lighter colors cover up much/all the black...it depends on how thickly you apply the lighter colors, and there is enough to be able to achieve pretty much whatever look you're trying to achieve.
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April 26, 2016
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The primer that is included is black so you will not have any darkness issues with a black countertop.
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April 26, 2016
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When you use the first (base) color supplied for the Sicilian Sand, it is totally black. So you'll be covering your old black with new black.
Then, depending on how light you want your counters to look, you will use the next three colors accordingly. I found that I had plenty in one kit to do a one wall counter.
My pictures show my white(ish) formica counters before, the first black base coat, then Read More
When you use the first (base) color supplied for the Sicilian Sand, it is totally black. So you'll be covering your old black with new black.
Then, depending on how light you want your counters to look, you will use the next three colors accordingly. I found that I had plenty in one kit to do a one wall counter.
My pictures show my white(ish) formica counters before, the first black base coat, then the final that I ended up with. I had left over of all colors, so I could have gone even lighter than I did.
I don't know why I can't put the pictures in the correct order here, the white should be first in the sequence, then the black, then the two final colors. Read Less
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How does this compare to other refinishing kits and how easy is it to do?

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I have not used any other brands, but did research and this one was rated the best. Now I used two coats of the black primer, and two to three of the top clear finish. I have not had any problems with mine. It is time consuming. (Letting the paint dry) on the directions it says to a little space at a time, but I did one color at a time. After i did the whole counter top i wanted it darker more so went Read More
I have not used any other brands, but did research and this one was rated the best. Now I used two coats of the black primer, and two to three of the top clear finish. I have not had any problems with mine. It is time consuming. (Letting the paint dry) on the directions it says to a little space at a time, but I did one color at a time. After i did the whole counter top i wanted it darker more so went back over with the black. I am going to post some photos. The ones by the sink is where I am at now. We put up new back splash and I ordered a mocha sink just waiting for someone to put in. Read Less
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Giani is a very easy to use Counter top Kit-You can customize Giani however you'd like, and it is simple to alter at any time. Giani is far less messy than other Counter top Kits and more reasonably priced as well. In comparison to other Counter top Kits, Giani is very low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and safe to use.
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As I've mentioned in responses to other inquiries, this kit is super simple to do; you can't mess it up if you follow the easy to follow step by step instructions. My recommendation is to go to the manufacturer's website and watch the video to see how it's done. The kit also includes a detailed version of the video. The results are just amazing. Completed my countertops over a year ago, and they look Read More
As I've mentioned in responses to other inquiries, this kit is super simple to do; you can't mess it up if you follow the easy to follow step by step instructions. My recommendation is to go to the manufacturer's website and watch the video to see how it's done. The kit also includes a detailed version of the video. The results are just amazing. Completed my countertops over a year ago, and they look great. I've not used any other refinishing kit, so I can't offer a comparison. Read Less
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Does the coverage area include back splash ?

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It should. Go to Giani's website and watch the video. It shows the technique to use for the backsplash which will allow you to compare what you're painting to what they paint in the video to ensure you'll have enough.
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The coverage area includes 35 square feet of counter tops-which is usually enough to use on the back splash as well. We recommend measuring your counter tops and back splash for your total square footage just to be safe.
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No, the coverage area does not include the back splash.
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I have a very small chip on the edge of my counters -- how should I repair this prior to using the kit?

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It say's to use wood patch. Let dry, and then sand. I just bought some for my other counter, but have not tried it yet! I have three different counters and my first I did not have to do that. When you get the kit it does come with an DVD to watch. I also, pulled up some videos on YouTube. Hope this helps
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Hi - We've used wood putty to successfully patch small chips - We haven't tested plaster yet - but it sounds like a member of our family has with great success!. As long as the patch adheres, is strong, level with your tops and smooth - you're good to go. If you used wood patch, apply the patch with a putty knife, metal or plastic, and allow it to build up a little higher than your surface because it Read More
Hi - We've used wood putty to successfully patch small chips - We haven't tested plaster yet - but it sounds like a member of our family has with great success!. As long as the patch adheres, is strong, level with your tops and smooth - you're good to go. If you used wood patch, apply the patch with a putty knife, metal or plastic, and allow it to build up a little higher than your surface because it will shrink as it dries. Once dry - sand the patch down with number 600 grit sandpaper from Home Depot, until it's level with the rest of your surface and smooth. Then wipe up the sanding dust with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Once dry, you may apply the standard Giani Step One primer to the patch along with the rest of your countertops. Let us know if you have any further questions and we'll assist. Thank you - Giani Read Less
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The kit says to use wood patch, although i found plaster much easier. Just apply and then sand with very fine sand paper. I had a big level difference where two of my countertops conjoin, and the paster worked wonders and the primer covers it completely. Hope this helps
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 132 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surprised at how easy to use. This went on so easily and it looks really good.Awesome July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not the look we wanted We did not like the overall look of this paint. It looked more like camouflage than granite. September 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome We just moved into new home 3 months ago. The kitchen counter tops were tile. I hate the way tile counter tops look. The kitchen cabinets were fine but I wasn't going to do the kitchen until a year from now. I was trying to decide if I was going to wait or replace counter sooner than later. My wife found this countertop paint kit online and said she wanted to try it out. I figured why not. It wasn't expensive and I hated the tile counter anyway. So we bought it and she did the work. It was pretty simple process. And when she finished, to my surprise, it looked great. I was in shock, I did not think it would work. But the counters look great now and I might not redo the kitchen for like 5 years now. Very happy with this product. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WoW! What a change! Love it! Received our Sicilian sand countertop paint kit quickly when ordered online. I opened the kit, reviewed all the documentation, went online and watched video's on web page, utube. I went out and purchased another brush, 600 grit sand paper and a small artist brush to add a crack line. Taping off the area was a MUST! Double tape any area overlapping that the roller will contact. Once I applied the black primer I waiting 10 hours before applying the sponge paint. At first I wasn't sure I applied enough to cover most of the black but after the 3 colors were applied it looked great. I did use more of the last color (white) to lighten up. Overall, looks great! December 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Much improved counter Ijust finished my counter so this review is not based on durability. The kit comes with everything you need. My counter looks amazing and this wasvery easy to apply. Directions were very easy to follow August 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Started out nice then after water dries leaves scale, then no finish About one year ago we did the kitchen cabinets and applied the kit as instructed. I had a beautiful finish and I thought it would holdup. Then some water dried on the finished and scale white marks were left on finish. Tried to remove the scale but the finish rubbed of down to where we started. Product just will not hold up to any cleaning to remove water marks. July 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not great for a kitchen used daily I wanted to wait a while to post a review after really seeing how the product worked. I did our countertops this time last year. I think the overall initial look was AMAZING, however, if you are someone who uses their kitchen daily to actually cook it doesn't hold up well. In all the areas not used consistently that area looks amazing as the day I did it. The area used daily has had the sealer and paint chipping away. I have had to redue that area 3 times now in the past year. I ended up touching it up again but this time instead of using their seal I bought Famowood Glaze Coat from Menards. This was harder to apply but much more durable. Otherwise I found this product great for a temporary update! December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it! Used this in my bathroom update to cover that not so fantastic imitation marble from the 80's. It's gorgeous! Very easy job to complete! Instructions say that it isn't recommended for use on sinks, but I'm careful to wipe sink with dry towel after use and so far, no problems. July 26, 2016
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