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Rust-Oleum Transformations

Model # 258514

Internet # 202885348

1 qt. Desert Sand Small Countertop Kit

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$148.00 /each



Model # 258514

Internet # 202885348

Replace those dirty, dingy or just plain dated countertops into the look of granite without the cost and mess of total replacement. Countertop Transformations makes it so easy anyone can do it. In one weekend you can completely transform the look of your countertops into the look of granite.

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  • System is easy to use - no special skills required
  • Low odor and easy soap and water clean-up
  • Natural stone look in gloss sheen
  • Coverage is up to 30 sq. ft. or 12 lin. ft.
  • Unique stone look that has superior adhesion to laminate and delivers the ultimate in durability
  • Protective top coat is a durable silicone epoxy and is stain and water resistant
  • Handles the toughest non-abrasive household cleaners
  • Surface is stain and water resistant
  • Contains HomeShield antimicrobial protection which the protects the painted surface by inhibiting the growth of mold, mildew and other odor or stain-causing microbes
  • Adhesive base coat provides maximum adhesion to horizontal and vertical laminate surfaces
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Container Size 
1 QT-Quart 
Application Method 
Brush or Roller 
Color Family 
Browns / Tans 
Desert Sand 
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type 
Faux/Decorative Paint 
Paint & Primer in One 
Paint Product Type 
Interior Paint/Stain 
Primer required 
Time before recoating (hours) 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Satisfaction Guaranteed 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A great way to update your kitchen. I am a 69 yr old woman, that was able to take the Rust-olem Transformation product to transform my old condo countertops into an upgraded look. I live in a senior complex & all the condos have looked the same since they were built in 1963-69. By using this product I have been able to completely revamp my kitchen into the 21st century. I have always liked the look of granite, but as I often drop thing on the countertop, I did not want to deal with broken glass or china. This product has allowed me to have the look & avoid the hazard of broken items on the cabinets or the floor. I did this myself, and the hardest part was the sanding, but as I divided it up into 2 days, it went very well I love it!!! January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful I recently did both my cabinets and countertops with the transformations. I thought the countertops were easier in a way (less steps, no smaller pieces to move around-take down, put up, etc). I have a small kitchen. I found the instructions to be accurate. It is hard work but it isn't hard to do. It was a LOT of sanding! My only tips are to make sure you have gloves for is a sticky mess. Also, I did so much sanding, my sanding block frayed a bit and that can hurt if it catches your skin. I love my counters! December 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Like brand new counter tops! This stuff is amazing. For those of us who can't afford to replace our counter tops, Rustoleum has brought a product that can make them practically brand new. We bought two kits and did our kitchen, both bathrooms, and a small counter in the hallway. Now all are matching and the old chipped mauve and yellow ones are like new. I have to say, this was pretty easy for what you get. It was messy. It was work. It was true DIY. But it wasn't hard at all. Anyone can do it. The hardest part for us was keeping the kids away for two days while it dried. Tip: make sure you really check everything after you've sanded the chips down. If there are spots that are bare or look pretty low, take the extra four hours and re-coat those spots. It's so worth it. I love the way our counter tops look and feel now. I'm proud to show off our home. P.S. The Desert Sand looks REALLY GOOD with white cabinets! So we painted those too! May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Countertop facelift This products was relatively easy to apply even though there are multiple steps. It is quite pricey but still cheaper than replacement. They should supply enough epoxy top coat for a second coat. I bought through special order another can of top coat and the results were an improvement. July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Money saver! I have used other resurfacing kits in the past with What in the world was I thinking results.Rust-Oleum Has a Great reputation and so I figured I would give it a try and save some money on replacing the bath top. So you open the box and cool there is an instruction DVD that will show you everything you need to know and everything you need to get the job done.I like that. The instructions are simple and straight forward step by step on how to use the product.The only additional things not included are a paint brush and two rollers,painters tape and a plastic drop cloth.The process is a little labor intensive but worth it.You rough up the counter top,paint it with adhesive,sprinkle with chips making a big mess :) then let set for 12 hours.Now the labor begins,vacuum or sweep excess chips away.then sand the chips until the counter is where you want it.then mix and roll and brush on the top coat.let dry for 4 to 6 hours.It will take a week to fully cure.I love the look and the pictures don't do it justice,On the plus side I saved some money over replacing the top so win win.I Highly recommend this if you need to refinish your counter tops and don't mind a little work. June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Economical update that I love! The guest bath vanity and the laundry room counter top had been on my DIY hit list for far too long. I wanted granite, but not the cost or the upkeep. That left engineered products or laminate, both still more than I wanted to spend. This needed to be a thrifty update. Rust-Oleum's countertop kit was the perfect solution at the right price. I worked first on the bath and then the laundry. Because I was replacing the sink in the bath, I had a nice clear work space and didn't have to worry about taping off the sink. You first sand the surface with the provided tool, then paint on a black substance that can best be described as sticky paint. (Note, it was black in my specific kit, the undercolor may be different for other color kits). The third step is to load a hopper--similar to a grass seed or fertilizer spreader--with the color flakes and apply the flakes to the sticky surface. No doubt about it--this is a MESSY process, but I taped a very large painter's drop cloth to the cabinet below the counter, making sure it covered the floor, and I was able to gently remove it and shake it off outside when I was done. To completely cover vertical surfaces, it was necessary for me to apply the chips by hand to areas where they didn't stick as well. You have to completely cover the black...remember, it's sticky. Then came more sanding and then more sanding. My least favorite part. This is to knock off the flakes that are sticking up. I don't have a stone smooth surface, but that's not what I expected. Finally, a clear coat is applied to protect the surface and then let dry. I am SO happy with the results. It has been several months, the laundry room getting more use than the guest bath, and the counters still look great. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS and you'll be successful. I watched the video between each step and I highly recommend that, also. I will definitely consider using Rust-Oleum again. December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love your laminate countertops....seriously This product saves those of us who can't afford granite from living with ugly outdated laminate countertops. The most painful parts of installation surround sanding but if you take the time to do it right, it will look amazing. Tips for install: 1) Sand, sand, and sand some more. 2) Ditch the spreader and distribute the chips by hand. 3) Lay the adhesive thick and make sure you add the chips thick too. This again is a great alternative to removing and reinstalling countertops. It looks fantastic! June 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pleased with the Transformation We finished this job in a weekend and are pleased with the results. My only advice is to apply the chips as soon as possible - use the wetting agent liberally! We had a few dry spots in the base coat when we got the chips on. The product performed exceptionally and dispite a couple of problem areas, the counters are B-E-A-Utiful! April 17, 2012
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