How to Paint Fake Granite Countertops

A step by step guide on painting over laminate counters with a faux granite finish.

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How to Paint Fake Granite Countertops
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Use Brillo pads

Use Brillo pads

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Clean the entire area two times with Brillo, wiping up with water in between and at the end.

Clean the entire area two times with Brillo, wiping up with water in between and at the end.

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Tape off edges

Tape off edges

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Stir black primer

Stir black primer

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Slowly roll primer onto counter

Slowly roll primer onto counter

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Don't forget to prime the edges!

Don't forget to prime the edges!

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With the first step of color, start sponging lightly

With the first step of color, start sponging lightly

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Sponge with other remaining colors in the kit (depends on kit for colors).  I added an additional brown (acrylic paint) which went on well.

Sponge with other remaining colors in the kit (depends on kit for colors). I added an additional brown (acrylic paint) which went on well.

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I painted in some "veining" in some areas.

I painted in some "veining" in some areas.

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Lightly sand any rough spots with 600 grit paper.  Wipe up with damp cloth after.

Lightly sand any rough spots with 600 grit paper. Wipe up with damp cloth after.

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Roll in clear coat

Roll in clear coat

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We rolled two coats

We rolled two coats

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Ready for backsplash!

Ready for backsplash!

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