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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by remaxagent Awesome Produce for Old Counter Tops
As a Realtor, I see a lot of old counter tops which are scratched or green. It is very expensive to completely replace so I went online at homedepot.com and found this product that allows you to paint the counter tops. I read the reviews and dec'd to purchase it for my client. The results were amazing! The color was beautiful and I have shown the photos to my home inspector and others in real estate. They had never heard of the product and plan on telling their clients!
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pickymom Excellent results and very doable!
We used the java stone color. Our countertops have straight edges and a tile backsplash so we had to be extra careful. We ended up messing it up the first time so ended up ordering another kit and redoing it. We figured we were still money ahead over replacing the countertop! The straight edges turned out great and we used dark caulk to make a decent transition to the tile backsplash with good results. We were quite pleased !
April 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MLO49 The craziest DIY Project we've ever done!
If done correctly this is a great product when completed, but it was the most unusual DIY we've ever done. You have to follow the directions carefully. My complaint would be there is not enough base coat with the kit. It would be nice to roll on an initial base coat, let it dry then add the thick coat with the chips. This would ensure better coverage of the original countertop. There was more than enough chips included in the kit and plenty of top coat, but not enough base coat and not enough wetting solution. Also the diamond embedded tool wore out before the project was completed. We had to purchase additional sanding sponges. Also as you spread the chips they will go everywhere! Be sure to cover things up and vacuum often.
April 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Supertech6 Works but take care
The final result was not too bad. Brush strokes do show so have good light to see (Due to over sanding repairs, I was working at 1 am!) This is a fair amount of work but the results are great. Expect to buy an extra top coat can as the surface is a bit sparse. You cannot put too much top coat on as it blobs and leaves roller marks. I will be recoating the surface after it dries. Your kitchen is out of service at least 4 days (2 for prep, two for drying)
August 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tcook4681 Great Product!
January I had frozen water lines which in return caused me to remodel my kitchen. So I wanted to change color I went with Hickory cabinets and Java color transformation kit. What a mess it does make but well worth it. I had to cut my countertop seams to install countertop back after firing my contractors, the product covered very well. I did this project myself cabinets were easy to install, but I suggest a helper on the transformation kit. I have a island stove so I was wanting to use brown marble on the back it matches the Java great. Great product will use again.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by irreslstibleluv Amazing!
This product is amazing! I just bought a house that has green formica countertops and they had to go! I saw this product and decided to give it a try. The directions were very easy to follow, and the process was pretty simple. Make sure you sand the decorative chips down really well, so you have a smooth finish. I have a lot of countertop space and still had plenty of supplies left over. Put the base coat and chips on very thick for great coverage...you won't run out of the supplies! :) Can't wait to do my bathrooms!!
July 22, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by camper47 use caution when patching
We went from a light to dark countertop, so when it came time to sand smooth, there ended up being lighter spots that showed through the base coat. We touched up with the base coat and chips as the directions instructed, but when we sanded down again, it looked very splotchy. We contacted Rust-oleum and they sent us more adhesive base coat, chips, and wetting agent--free of charge. We completely redid the whole process on all the counters and it looked much better. Use caution when sanding; you don't want to sand down too much, otherwise you'll have the bare countertop show through underneath. And patch sparingly, otherwise it can end up looking blotchy, especially if the chips don't adhere evenly on that coat. Word to the wise: the sealing top coat is not overly thick, so your surface will only be as smooth as you sand it.
Overall, it looks much better than what we started out with, so it is a worthwhile (and inexpensive) investment. And Rust-oleum really stands behind their product, so if you have any concerns or issues, call them and they will be more than willing to help you resolve them.
April 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kmstallard A must to measure correctly. Java stone a little darker than sample.
Can can overstate the fact that all supplies must be on hand to start project and do exactly as dvd outlines. Very happy with finished project.
January 13, 2013