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You Can Turn Your Boring Countertops Into Things Of Beauty With Some Acrylic Paint

NOVEMBER 5, 2015  —  By Jessica Catcher  
Jessica Catcher

Jessica Catcher

Jessica is a writer who lives in Queens, NY. She spends most of her time listening to One Direction, watching TV, and hanging out with her one-eyed cat, Rigby.

Installing beautiful, authentic granite countertops in your kitchen definitely does not come cheap. The process isn't a walk in the park, either, with the clunky, heavy tiles. However, this faux version is just as gorgeous without having to sign up for a new credit card to cover the cost of installation.

As long as you have the patience for the layered painting process, this project is the perfect way to spruce up your cooking area.

Everything you'll need:

  • primer paint
  • polyurethane sealer
  • 3-inch roller brush
  • 3-inch foam brush
  • paper towels
  • 220-grit sandpaper for prep, 440-grit for finishing
  • spray cleaner
  • dry rag or towel

Once you've prepped and primed the counter, you simply dab layers of the paint on with a rolled-up paper towel.

Watch the video to see the awesome result:


The process is perfect for anyone like me who maybe doesn't have the artistic chops for intricate designs! Hey, just because we lack the superior skills of others doesn't mean we don't deserve a gorgeous home.