A while back I was offered the chance to try out Giani Granite counter top paint. My counter tops were less than ideal, you know that old fake butcher block look that was oh so popular in the early 80's. So I decided to give it a try, nothing could be worse than what I already had, I had nothing to lose.
The first time around went smoothly, you can see the before pictures and read about it here. But after about a year or so, a few areas started to chip and peel. Looking a little like this.
Mostly in the heavily used areas only, and around the edges. So I called the company and told them about my problem. They were more than happy to send along a new kit including a more industrial top coat. They were having problems with their old one, so they reformulated it and made it more durable.
And then, round two of painting my counter tops! Good times....
Currently we do not have new counter tops in the budget, so this has been a satisfactory substitute for the real thing.
I accessed my creative spirit and tried my best to make this look something like marble. And I believe I did pretty darn good job. This is a cheap alternative for those of you out there with imperfect counters.
You can find the answers to any questions you have about this paint on their website. And their facebook page has some great before/after photos.