Giani Granite Paint Kit Review and Giveaway 1/18

About Giani Granite Paint Kits –

* Unique blend of polymers and minerals create a   countertop that locks out moisture – while showing off the beautiful Sicilian granite of southern Italy!
* Great for upgrading Formica*laminate, Corian*ceramic tile, butcher block, cultured marble and traditional granite countertops and vanities
* Covers 35 square feet or 16 running feet of standard 24″ wide counters
* Quick, fun and easy ‘paint-by-number’ process  for beginning painters
* Project time – 4 hours of painting and 16 hours of drying
* Water-based safe and low odor
* Hides any existing stains, scratches or burns
* Granite color is adjustable to your decor
* Durable automotive grade clear polyurethane topcoat
* 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
* Complete Kit  –
-12 Oz. of IronCoreTM Primer-Base Coat
– 6 Oz. of Brown Feldspar Mineral
– 6 Oz. of Inca Gold Mineral
– 6 Oz. of White Limestone Mineral
– 16 Oz. of Automotive Polyurethane Topcoat
– 6″ GIANITM roller arm and two roller pads
– 4″ GIANITM granite paint sponge
– 2″ Foam Brush
– Black Practice Poster Board
– ‘Paint-by-Number’ DVD for beginners
– Illustrated Instructions

How to apply the Giani Paint Kits – A Short CBS News Video

The Review – I thought the Sicilian Sand colored paint kit from Giani would look nice on our bathroom countertop. Here is a before picture. The instructions for the kit are easy to follow. A how-to DVD is provided as well. The first step is to clean the counter top and to tape the wall and sink edges. Next, I applied the black primer to the entire surface. Yes, that is black paint on my wall and yes, I will be painting my walls next!

Once the primer coat was dry, which took about 8 hours, I started sponging on the minerals. Giani recommends working in three foot sections at a time. The colors are applied right after the other, so that they mix slightly to create that granite look. I was a little anixous when I first started, but you really can’t go wrong if you follow the directions. Each time I added a color, it created more depth, making my laminate countertop magically resemble granite! Here is how it looked after sponging. Here is a close-up after I added a few “cracks” with a small paintbrush and applied two coats of the polyurethane topcoat. I was impressed at the look that I was able to create with the paint kit. Grant was impressed with the depth, but didn’t think the “cracks” were necessary. I just think I would paint fewer “cracks” if I used another kit in the future. It was a lot of work just to do my small bathroom countertop,  so yes, you do need to devote a couple of days (weekend) to complete a project.  Now that I’ve used the kit in the bathroom, I know I would feel more confident using the kit on another project. When you consider that granite countertops cost a few thousand dollars, to achieve this type of look for just about $50 is terrific.

Buy It – The Giani Italian Granite Countertop Paint Kits are available online at Giani for $54.95.

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Win It- Ashley from Giani Granite is offering one Moms Own Words reader their own Giani Granite paint kit!

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Giveaway ends on Jan. 18th 11:59 PM EST. Open to US. Winner will be chosen by and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted.

Many thanks to Ashley from Giani for the Sicilian Sand Giani Granite paint kit.

The product(s) featured in this giveaway were provided free of cost to me by the author, the manufacturer, or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 10 and 13. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging, you can find her working at her son’s school, or behind the wheel of her car in the roll of “taxi driver”. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.

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  1. Sarah says

    I would try the Chocolate BrownTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit because my granite in my kitchen is similar to that. This is an amazing product!

  2. says

    Good job! It turned out well! I like their chocolate brown kit. We have tiled counters in 3 bathrooms and I can’t stand them. Maybe one day Adam will install nice ones! Ha!

  3. Emma Peel says

    Out of all the colours I’d like to try Sicilian Sand because it matches the rest of my kitchen


  4. Kendra says

    Chocolate BrownTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit–great kits!!! could sure use those!
    thanks for this contest

  5. Lauren says

    We are getting ready to paint our cabinets and would love to get rid of the green counters while we are at it! The chocolate brown would be perfect!! Thanks so much!

  6. says

    OMG I just wrote about how we are looking to redo our countertops & this product was one I was looking into. Would so love to win this!! I’d get bombay black for sure!!

  7. Jaque R. says

    I think the Scilian Sand would improve the disgusting counters in my master bath. :-) Thank you.

  8. sherri crawford says

    i would be totally happy with either the chocolate brown or the sicilian sand. i really really hate my yellow countertop!!!

  9. kittycardero says

    Sicilan Sand would be my choice. It would fit perfectly with how I plan to redo my kitchen this summer.

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