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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elaine Loveit!!
I really wish I had done this sooner! I lived with hideous 1985 laminate for almost six years because I couldn't afford new countertops before I discovered this product. The process takes work, but it is worth it. I bought two small kits rather than one big kit (the cost is the same this way) and did one side of my kitchen at a time. Sanding down the chips was the most difficult part of the job. I sanded until the sanding pads were falling apart (and I had 2 of each since I bought two kits) and I still never got it as smooth as the texture sample they provide you with. Also, it is almost impossible not to over-sand the edges. I had quite a bit of touching up to do. However, the finished product is beautiful. It has been several weeks and so far it is holding up well. The only chip in the paint so far came from my husband dropping a light fixture on it (clearly not the product's fault). I was so happy with the countertops, I did the cabinets too!
May 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Good Results Great Price
Make sure you have at least a 3 day weekend to work with you will sand a great deal longer than advertised! It takes a week to fully cure so be prepared. My only true negative to this product is it did not meet my expectations around edges, after laying down the adhesive and chips nearly every corner was left sligtly exposed after sanding (even while being extra careful with sanding block) touched up with sponge as described in video and still less than perfect results. Overall if I didn't sand and clean every square inch of the counter 3-4 times over I would never know there were any defects so considering the price you cannot beat this product.
September 3, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SusanB Inadequate materials supplied
This product is a lot of work, and the results will hold you over temporarily, at best. The photos imply a smooth finish, but the product does not deliver. There are plenty of "stone chips" provided for more than 50 sq. ft. of counter top area, but the supplies of adhesive base coat and protective top coat are woefully inadequate, and my counter top area was less than 38 sq. feet.
If you do decide to proceed, be sure to have several people on hand to help, as the base coat is the most crucial and has the shortest work time, at only 20 minutes for both adhesive application and stone chip application. Any kind of misstep here dooms the project. Plan on several days of hand-sanding, and quite a bit longer drying time than is suggested. Any errors you make are going to be forever.
March 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wllmharvey Very happy with finished product.
I'm a landlord and I used this to update old countertops in my rentals. I was so pleased with the new look at such an affordable price. Make sure you spend the time to sand and prep exactly as the DVD tells you. If you take the time and willing to do "ALOTOF SANDING" you will like it.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sailnkayakman Countertop looks like new
The product worked great and is well thought out by Rustoleum. The sanding takes way more time than advertised especially the step after the color chips are added. The entire job took 4 days and several of them were 6-8 hour days. The end product looks great and the 40 year old countertop looks like a new granite one.
February 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mpswirl wouldn't do again
This product takes a LOT of labor to do, next time ill just buy laminate tops already made. It will take much less time and look a lot better for a slight bit more money.Sanding takes a whole day and you burn through the edges even if your careful.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RunninAmuck22 Excellent Product
You have to be patient, take your time. Sanding will take most of your time. Once it dries and cures? Absolutely beautiful. I have had 6 people look at the countertops and all 6 thought they were granite... Save about $1,200 from real Granite with a beautiful finish!!!
November 21, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TopD It works great
The product is amazing and really easy for someone who knows what they are doing and the sanding is easy. No flaws in my countertop. Edges were perfect
January 9, 2013