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Rust-Oleum Transformations 48 oz. Desert Sand Small Countertop Kit
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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
$15433 /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: 2017-06-17

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: 2017-03-01

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: 2017-04-23
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48 oz. Desert Sand Small Countertop Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 180.
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 5 out of 5 by from If you are looking for a way to update your countertop with out the expense and time to install a... If you are looking for a way to update your countertop with out the expense and time to install a brand new one especially if it is a unique dimension, this is the project for you. It is MESSY MESSY MESSY, but worth all the time. My counter is a simple Formica topped and the back wall didn't have a "backsplash" but they used the same Formica for the entire area. It was old, outdated and boring. I had already redone the cabinets in white. Make sure you have a good 3 days to do the project and always make sure you give yourself the time for the steps to dry. Starting with a good cleaning and sanding to make sure the first step sticks is crucial. I watched the dvd several times and researched those who had used the product as well, looking for pro's and con's and suggestions. That was well worth the time. I found nothing different from what the dvd and instructions stated. Although I thought I would not have enough, I was amazed at how much the can covered. It's the sprinkling of the chips that's messy to say the least. I have had several people comment when they saw the results that they would now consider this instead of brand new counters.
Date published: 2017-01-23
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 4 out of 5 by from I am very pleased with the outcome of my countertops. It was an easy, but messy process. I wish... I am very pleased with the outcome of my countertops. It was an easy, but messy process. I wish I could have practiced before I did the actual countertop. There were a few small spots that don't look great, but my countertops look 100 times better
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performed above and beyond our expectations. We've previously done quartz, ceramic tile, laminat... Performed above and beyond our expectations. We've previously done quartz, ceramic tile, laminate. They don't have much of anything on this product and it's much cheaper too boot.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! This product was everything I wanted it to be! I would recommend this for anyone who wants to update their countertops, that doesn't want to replace them. FIVE STARS!!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from After finishing the cabinet transformations kit I decided to try the countertop one. These kits a... After finishing the cabinet transformations kit I decided to try the countertop one. These kits are not the same. Different paint, different process and different results. I have a 47 sq ft counter so I bought the kit that covers 50 sq ft. This stuff does not stick like it should. Now as for prep work, I used a belt sander, then a fine grit electric sander and then the diamond pad included with the kit. And the stuff still didn’t stick very well. I had 30 yr old laminate counters. They had a wood pattern that had large bleach spots that needed to be covered and since I’m going to be selling in a couple years I didn’t want to spend the money on replacing everything in the kitchen. However, if you want it to work I would highly recommend a few things: 1. Base coat. I was going from a very light color to a very dark color. Due to how thin the base coat is I can still see the old color thru it (see pic). Note I was using the Onyx kit which is solid black for the base coat. If you are going with a similar color this should not be as noticeable. Buy a kit or two larger than what you need. Do a base coat and let it dry, then do another full coat, filing in all the areas that are thin right before adding the chips. Cover every square inch with chips. These are the actual countertop surface, not just for added color. The instructions say to apply a thick coat of adhesive, but it just doesn’t stick, so its impossible to apply it thick. You can watch it beading up as it dries. It would be nice if they sold just the adhesive part separate, instead of buying all the other accessories. A dark primer might be an option too but I’m not sure how compatible the adhesive base coat would be with primer. For sure not latex based but maybe acrylic or something else. 2. Working sections. If you have to do this alone, you will see the transitions between sections. I’m not sure why, but no matter what I did, I can see where I stopped and started each section. Grab a buddy if you can. Neither taping off a straight line nor over-lapping worked. Work fast as this stuff dries too quickly. If you have a natural seam like a corner or separate section, do the smaller ones first to see how it works. Don’t forget edges along the stove, refrigerator and ends that will be slightly visible. I didn’t color chip the edges near the stove or fridge due to the size of the gap. 3. Color Chips… Tape off everything! If you can wall-off the room, do so because its very dusty. Wear a mask! If you can remove appliances, do. While those things may not stick to the adhesive very well, they sure do stick to everything else because they are statically charged. Including the refrigerator, walls, floor, etc. I had drop clothes everywhere (use plastic so you can just roll them up and throw them away). But no matter what, those darn things will stick to everything. Your shoes, your socks, everything. They will fall down in the cracks where you removed the caulking behind the countertop. You’ll find them in your pots and pans. You’ll find them for weeks. Even wearing a high end paint mask I had color streaks when blowing my nose for days due to all the dust in the house. You will need to empty your shop vac after each pass of vacuuming those things up. They are quite heavy in bulk and will clog the vacuum. The chip spreader worked for about 30 seconds. It kept jamming. Eventually I just used my hand and threw them around. The chip spreader shoots about a 4 ft wide pattern so no matter what you’re aiming at, they will go everywhere else. Everywhere….. Also I would recommend just dumping the drop clothes on the floor after vacuuming the counters and put fresh ones down when you start the sanding and top coat. Otherwise you’ll stir up dust. 4. Sanding. This is the worst part of the entire thing. And I’m not talking about the prep sanding. I’m talking about the post chip sanding. Once you scrape them down, fix thin spots, repair areas where they didn’t stick, missed corners etc, you then have to sand them smooth. The sample they provide feels like a piece of foam or cork. It doesn’t feel anything like the hard texture of the counter tops. However this is your goal in a perfect world. After a couple hours I finally gave up. I left the back splashes fairly course as I don’t touch them. I focused on the main working surface and even after hours they were still fairly textured. Consider how you use your counters to determine how much effort to focus. I don’t let food touch them, so really I just need a surface for cutting boards, pots, pans, etc. If you cut or roll out dough on your counters, skip this kit. If you’re OCD about crumbs, keep sanding. The texture will drastically affect how easy it is to wipe it down during cleaning. 5. Top coat. I did two passes of top coat and I still found spots that seemed thin. It’s hard to see it since its textured and very shiny. Use good lighting and check from different angles. Keep in mind you only have 4 hours to work with the top coat so don’t wait until the next day to find touch up spots. The top coat will show brush/roller streaks so after applying a thick coat, take your time to do a smooth finishing coat. I had lots leftover, unlike the base coat that didn’t have enough. 6. Durability. After two weeks of letting it cure, I still occasionally wipe up color chips when wiping down the counter. I also had some water drops that sat for an extended period of time and the counter started to flake. I would recommend you wipe up any spills immediately and don’t slide anything around as any uneven surface may catch and chip. Overall Summary. From the next room if I squint it looks great. A bit too shiny in my opinion and it clearly has a textured finish to it, but for a drastic color change it really changes the look of the room. However, up close you can see thru it so it looks like painted cork instead of granite. If you don’t have another option, this will due for a temporary refresh, but for long term I would not recommend this unless your countertops are completely trashed like mine were and can’t be replaced due to cost.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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