Exploring Granite Paint

Exploring Granite Paint

March 24, 2011

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If it looks like granite and feels like granite, just sit a hot pot on it and see what happens.

Granite is the standard for many of America’s modern, elegant kitchens. The market has seen an increase in granite imitators that consistently fail to offer the durability and beauty of natural stone. Granite paint is an idea that caught our eye and while there are a few undeniable benefits, potential buyers should also be aware of the disadvantages.

Giani offers a product called Italian Granite Paint. The kit includes mineral paints, applicators and an instructional DVD on how to transform your laminate, mineral, or wood countertops into what (sort of) looks like granite countertops. The kit is about $50.

One major drawback is that the granite-painted countertops do not perform like the real thing. It is easily scratched, burned, and stained. Sitting a hot pot on your counters will ruin them. You would need to sand and repaint them to get rid of the scorched spot. The paint also loses its luster significantly faster than granite.

If you want the appearance, appeal, and durability of natural stone we recommend buying natural stone. Marble and Granite will gladly outfit your spaces with the natural stone products that you desire and the quality that you deserve. Call 866.950.8443 or visit our website at marbleandgranite.com.

Source: Denver Post

Image Source: Erik M. Lunsford, St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Denver Post


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