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Rust-Oleum Transformations 48 oz. Desert Sand Small Countertop Kit

Rust-Oleum Transformations

48 oz. Desert Sand Small Countertop Kit

  • Don't remove your countertops, renew them
  • Easily creates a durable surface without messy demolition
  • Replicates the look of natural granite stone countertops
$154.33 /each

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Product Overview

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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Customer Questions & Answers

do I have to remove the sink?

Asked by: Anonymous
No, it's not necessary to remove the sink. Tape around it.
Answered by: kharndt
Date published: 2015-10-31

Before using Rust-Oleum® Countertop Transformations, how does the countertop have to be prepped?

Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-02-27

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?

Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-10-11

Does this product work on tile countertops?

The product is Countertop Transformations. The tiles are not smooth ceramic tiles. They appear to look like stone, but it is not stone.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it will cover tiles but may not be smooth.
Answered by: Stephie
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

48 oz. Desert Sand Small Countertop Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 158.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! Thrills with the results! This countertop kit was easy to use and worked exactly as described. We couldn't be any happier with the results and receive many compliments on the transformation. Thank you!
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great, however was a little difficult to work with and it came with way more chips than nec... Looks great, however was a little difficult to work with and it came with way more chips than necessary. I covered approx 20 sq ft of countertop and used about 3/4 of the basecoat and only about half of the topcoat. Only needed 1/3 of the paint chips and there was so many of them that never landed on the countertop! My only piece of advice, other than read the directions very carefully, do the basecoat and chips in 10 sq. ft. sections, the basecoat dries so fast even in >50% humidity and temperature around 66. You don't have to worry about lap lines in the basecoat as it gets completely covered in chips and sanded down afterwards.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product is by far the best countertop painting option available. The system uses a base coat... This product is by far the best countertop painting option available. The system uses a base coat, color chips, and a clear 2 part epoxy. This is not for the beginner DIYer. The product can be unforgiving. I’ll elaborate a bit. First, the base coat MUST be applied without any skippers (spots you can see through from dry rolling) or roller edges (lines left from a wet edge of the roller) and runs or drips have to be fixed. You won’t see any streaks. Focus on making the surface smooth. If you bump a spot you can apply additional base coat and “throw” color chips at it to get them to stick. However, you still might see an inconsistency if you don’t take your time. The color chips WILL end up everywhere. Just expect it and move on. Nothing a shop vac won’t fix later. If you have less than 30% humidity fire up a humidifier at least a day in advance before you even start to prep. Here’s a quick break down of the process. My timeline was a few hours prep, an hour or so for base / color chips, about 24 hours before I sanded the chips, then cleanup etc. patched my tape / plastic, then another hour or so for the top coat. 48 hours later I covered the counter with a light drop cloth and installed a backsplash and new sink. Prep work, Clean, Sand, tape, light up the area, Base, color chip, base, color chip, base color chip, wait 12 hours, sand, vacuum, clean, sweep and vacuum, dust house, vacuum dog hair, take kids to grandparents, mix 2 part topcoat, take your time and roll / brush your counters wait 2 days before light use. Here are my tips that I learned throughout the process: Watch the DVD twice. There are pointers and tips they mention that they don’t really highlight. CLEAN the counters. If you don’t remove any residue from oil, etc. it will clog up your sanding sponge. You can buy these at your local home store. Sand the counters down to remove any shine. Lighting is key, otherwise you can’t see the imperfections that will appear when dry and during different times of the day. Set a timer for 10 minutes before you start to apply your base coat. Once it starts to dry you have to reapply. Don’t forget to use the “wetter” provided. But don’t go crazy or it will make the base too thin and you will see through it. Attention to detail - don’t rush even though you feel pressed for time. Get a friend to spread the chips if you can. Pay attention to where you put your roller tray so you don’t end up putting color chips in it when you apply. You will have way more than enough color chips. Go crazy here. Load them up so you can’t see one square centimeter of base coat. What doesn’t stick will get vacuumed up later. Use the hand sanding sponges provided don’t bother with a sander. I contacted support and they said I could try a 60 / 80 grit and tried both. In the end you aren’t saving any time and it’s really not as much work as it looks. If you have a large area (say around 50 square feet) buy a second smaller kit. You can NOT reuse this stuff so having another can of top coat, a second sanding sponge, and additional basecoat could really save you if you need to go back and fix anything either during or after the process. If I had to do it again I’d have a backup kit standing by but I didn’t have great lighting either so if you do maybe you can keep from needing to go back and fix something. Hope this wordy review helps someone else out there.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well It worked well. I used it on an out door bar so that's a little different than it's intended use. The kit is very well thought out. It's definitely a little bit challenging but if you follow the directions it comes out well. It's not granite but I did have a few mistake it for stone from a distance. Overall a very good product.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great alternative to buying new countertops. My wife and I resurfaced our old laminate ... This is a great alternative to buying new countertops. My wife and I resurfaced our old laminate counters about 2 weeks ago and we love the results. Up close you can tell that they aren't not real stone but they are still durable and beautiful. Make sure you read all of the instructions and watch the DVD. Take your time and the results will be worth it.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really great and cost effective way to update your plain and/or ugly countertops. My only complai... Really great and cost effective way to update your plain and/or ugly countertops. My only complaint is that the top coat ends up a bit streaky, but from what I have read online, this is unavoidable even when using the high density foam roller that the kit suggests. Would be great if it would settle a bit more evenly when drying.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rust-oleum transformation This product worked great. It is very easy to use but you have to follow the instructions there is a lot of preparation before and after with sanding but the more you put into it the better the end result I would definitely use this again looks great.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I recommend removing countertops if possible. I did it in my garage because it was very messy. Very easy to use and it looks great!
Date published: 2016-11-14
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