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Rust-Oleum Transformations

Model 258514

Internet #202885348

1 qt. Desert Sand Small Countertop Kit

$155.19 /each
  • Don't remove your countertops, renew them
  • Easily creates a durable surface without messy demolition
  • Replicates the look of natural granite stone countertops

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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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do I have to remove the sink?

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kgaia1
idaho
September 27, 2012
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Asked by
Spokane WA
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December 30, 2014
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No, it's not necessary to remove the sink. Tape around it.
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California
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June 9, 2014
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You don't have to remove the sink, but if you leave it, you will have to tape it off thoroughly, including the drain hole so that chips don't go down the drain. Also, if you have a drop-mount sink and decide to replace it in the future, you would probably be able to see the line of transition between the old counter and the new surface. I went ahead and replaced my sinks at this time and it made it a lot Read More
You don't have to remove the sink, but if you leave it, you will have to tape it off thoroughly, including the drain hole so that chips don't go down the drain. Also, if you have a drop-mount sink and decide to replace it in the future, you would probably be able to see the line of transition between the old counter and the new surface. I went ahead and replaced my sinks at this time and it made it a lot easier to sand the counter without having to work around the sinks. Read Less
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January 6, 2014
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Yes, definitely. This product will adhere to the sink and can permanently damage the sink. I also recommend covering or removing appliances. If you are planning to repaint - do that AFTER you do the countertops. I am not a fan of this product for use in a kitchen or bathroom, but I can see this as a cool way to cover a work surface in the garage. Use this product in low-traffic, low value areas of your Read More
Yes, definitely. This product will adhere to the sink and can permanently damage the sink. I also recommend covering or removing appliances. If you are planning to repaint - do that AFTER you do the countertops. I am not a fan of this product for use in a kitchen or bathroom, but I can see this as a cool way to cover a work surface in the garage. Use this product in low-traffic, low value areas of your home. (full disclosure: we used this product in January of 2013 and it was a complete disaster. We had to pull out the countertops and replace them.) Read Less
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Woodhaven, New York USA
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December 12, 2013
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No, but you do need to put painter's tape around everything you don't want to paint and make sure the tape is sticking with no gaps.
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Jacksonville, FL
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November 30, 2013
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You do not have to remove the sink. The directions say that you can simply tape off the edges of the sink. Though with that having been said, we removed our sink when we did the project. I'm glad we did because I think it would not have looked like a smooth transition or may have had visible seam.
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July 2, 2013
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Not necessary if you tape the edge of the sink well.
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June 27, 2013
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With very careful taping, you can avoid removing the sink. Helpful tip - Tape everything off AFTER you sand the countertop. I learned this the hard way and had to retape everything. It is also helpful to cover the sink with plastic, so that none of the chips go into the drain while you are spreading them.
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June 19, 2013
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Nope - we didn't when we took on this project and while it's not 100% perfect around the sink its about 98% (so no one else notices..). Putting blue tape on the very edge of the sink is critical to the success of the project!
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Summerville, SC, USA
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June 19, 2013
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I would recommend you did remove the sink. It will be much easier to access the back splash behind it. Hope this helps!
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December 22, 2012
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No, just tape it off around the edges. I put plastic over it too to contain the mess.
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September 28, 2012
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No. It's a great time to replace your sink if that's on your to-do list, but you just need to tape off the edges. We recommend covering the sink drain as well to keep the chips from clogging it.
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Before using Rust-Oleum® Countertop Transformations, how does the countertop have to be prepped?

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Davison MI
August 5, 2012
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California
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June 9, 2014
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Before starting, you do have to fill in any chips in the counter, or any gaps between the counter and backsplash, using an epoxy plumbers putty. Once it dries, you then sand all surfaces of the counter with the included diamond embedded sanding block, until the surfaces have fine scratches all over them. After vacuuming the surface and cleaning thoroughly, you are then ready to apply the adhesive and the Read More
Before starting, you do have to fill in any chips in the counter, or any gaps between the counter and backsplash, using an epoxy plumbers putty. Once it dries, you then sand all surfaces of the counter with the included diamond embedded sanding block, until the surfaces have fine scratches all over them. After vacuuming the surface and cleaning thoroughly, you are then ready to apply the adhesive and the color chips. It is actually very simple, but is messy. Read Less
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Woodhaven, New York USA
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December 12, 2013
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This is an important step. After washing, you need to scrub sand the counter very well, then rinse well, run your hand over the counter to make sure you have no residue or grit. You really can't over sand with the green sponge.
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December 2, 2013
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You just need to remove everything from the countertops and clean them down. The next step is sanding the countertop using teh tools included in the box.
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Jacksonville, FL
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You'll just need to clean/wipe them down and then tape off the edges. The kit includes the sanding blocks that you'll need to rough up the surface and a CD that goes into detail. The outside of the box shows the few items that (are not included in the kit) will be needed or handy for doing the project.
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July 2, 2013
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Cleaned and sanded.
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June 27, 2013
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The countertop is sanded to a dull finish with the diamond-embedded block provided in the package. You have to make sure to remove the sheen from the laminate so that the adhesive base can fully adhere.
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June 19, 2013
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You have to sand the finish off your existing countertop. The sanding tools are provided in the kit - it requires some elbow grease but it's a fairly simple process.
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August 6, 2012
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Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with a commercial detergent or other suitable cleaning method, then sand using the diamond-embedded sanding tool (included). Be sure to do a second and maybe third round of cleaning the surface after sanding the countertop. This ensures that there isn't any dust or residual dust. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and Read More
Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with a commercial detergent or other suitable cleaning method, then sand using the diamond-embedded sanding tool (included). Be sure to do a second and maybe third round of cleaning the surface after sanding the countertop. This ensures that there isn't any dust or residual dust. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and allow to fully dry. All surfaces must be dry at time of application the adhesive base coat. Read Less
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We had a fire and don't have much money for countertops. We were thinking of using this on top of counter's made of plywood. Will that work?

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September 4, 2012
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California
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June 9, 2014
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I think it would work, although I would make sure to sand the plywood thoroughly, fill in any dents with plumbers epoxy putty, and then seal with something like Kilz, before doing the sanding step. Sand just enough to score the Kilz layer. Keep in mind that the epoxy is definitely not a filler, so the edges of your counter will end up with a sharp 90 degree angle instead of a rounded edge like you would Read More
I think it would work, although I would make sure to sand the plywood thoroughly, fill in any dents with plumbers epoxy putty, and then seal with something like Kilz, before doing the sanding step. Sand just enough to score the Kilz layer. Keep in mind that the epoxy is definitely not a filler, so the edges of your counter will end up with a sharp 90 degree angle instead of a rounded edge like you would see on a counter top. I still think it would turn out OK as the finished product looks amazing. Read Less
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Sorry to hear about the fire. I would only recommend using this product if you have money to spare and if the location you plan to use it is low-traffic and low-value. Might try this to dress up a workbench work top. In your case, I would definitely not recommend using this product.
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I would prime and seal the plywood first but it can work.
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I'm sorry to hear about your fire and how long your question has been unanswered. I'm not positive, but I imagine it would. With regular countertops, we had to sand them, to rough them up, so the adhesive would stick - you would probably not have to sand much. The product basically creates a whole new surface on top of the countertop foundation. My concern for you would be whether or not the adhesive Read More
I'm sorry to hear about your fire and how long your question has been unanswered. I'm not positive, but I imagine it would. With regular countertops, we had to sand them, to rough them up, so the adhesive would stick - you would probably not have to sand much. The product basically creates a whole new surface on top of the countertop foundation. My concern for you would be whether or not the adhesive would soak into the wood to quickly. I wonder if your local Home Depot would be willing to use the product as a demo (small size) in the store, so you could find out for sure, before purchasing. Read Less
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This will not work. The bonding agent is designed to adhere to laminate and not wood.
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September 7, 2012
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Becky - We are sorry to hear about the fire.
We would not advise using Countertop Transformations on plywood due to its flexibility.
Since plywood is very flexible, the coating could lose its adhesion and end up peeling.
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Does this product work on tile countertops?

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aliverdi
florida
November 9, 2012
The product is Countertop Transformations. The tiles are not smooth ceramic tiles. They appear to look like stone, but it is not stone.
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Woodhaven, New York USA
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Yes, it will cover tiles but may not be smooth.
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I'm not sure. You would still be able to see the squares of the tile (since they sit higher than the grout lines) and you would probably have to buy a different type of sand paper (than the sanding blocks that are included in the kit) or use a sander to rough up the tiles, so that the adhesive will take.
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This isn't made for tile. The tile transformations product would work, but it depends on the material that your tiles are made of. You might want to look into that product as an option.
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June 19, 2013
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Definitely - the adhesive base coat will stick to everything. In fact... wear gloves while applying :)
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November 12, 2012
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Sorry, but Countertop Transformations can't be used on Tile surfaces. However we do have a solution for you! Rust-Oleum has a product called Tile Transformations. It is specially formulated to adhere to ceramic and porcelain tile surfaces.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rustoleum The product goes on easy.it looks good and I believe it will last for a long time August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product The product worked exactly as promised and it looks so nice. What a difference it has made. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product - Works Exactly as Described I used this product to refinish an old 1970's style laminate counter in my bathroom. I was looking for a relatively low cost "refresh" for this room until we're ready to do a more extensive remodel. The instructions and instructional DVD are great. I read the instructions and watched the DVD a few times prior to starting the project. The product works exactly as described. As other reviewers have noted, the "spreader" tool used to apply the decorative chips was a bit cumbersome to use. Instead, I applied the chips by hand, sprinkling a very generous portion on the surfaces, which is key to getting the right finish. I am very pleased with the results overall and highly recommend this product! August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rewarding It was a lot of hard work but fantistic results... hopefully It holds up as good as it looks! And for fixing up a rental that had been abused it was a great fix for the money! May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very good product!!! After following the great instructions and watching the DVD, my counter tops look awesome!!! April 12, 2016
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 A true transformation I was pleased with the ease of application of the product. The cabinet tops turned out great we put a tile backsplash and buyers were very complimentary of the kitchen. The property sold within thrity days. March 15, 2016
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 this...it 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
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