Using Spray Granite To Re-Do Counters
Regardless how hard you work at updating the look and style of your kitchen, old countertops can stand out like a sore thumb, particularly if you are dealing with the bright gold and orange countertops in the 1970s. Consumer Reports states that granite continues to rise in popularity, but with even the lowest granite countertops running using a granite spray paint can give you the look of granite countertops, but for a lot less cash.
Remove things from your countertops. Clean the surface of the countertops with an all purpose cleaner and degreaser.
Don work gloves and a dust mask and sand the entire surface of the countertop with a 220-grit flexible diamond hand pad. When the surface was sanded by you the dust created. Wipe the surface of the countertop with tack cloth.
Apply painter’s tape above the countertops to shield them in the spray granite directly to the walls. Tape plastic drop cloths to the cupboards beneath the countertops. Spread added drop cloths over the floor encompassing the cabinets. If a sink is included by your countertop, cover the sink and faucet in plastic, and use painter’s tape to hold it in place.
Open the windows for proper venting. The spray primer can for one minute. Hold the spray can 10 to 15 inches from the countertop surface. Press on the nozzle and apply the primer in a continuous back and forth movement, somewhat overlapping each pass of the primer to ensure appropriate coverage. Apply a second coating in one hour, and allow primer cure for 48 hours.
Sand the surface that is primed with 320-grit sandpaper. Wipe the surface with tack cloth.
The can of granite spray paint for one minute. Hold the can of spray granite 10 to 15 inches away from the countertops’ surface. Beginning at one corner, press on the spray nozzle on the can and cross across the surface of the countertop to the opposite corner. Continue to use the granite spray paint, moving forth and back across the countertop, making sure that you just slightly overlap each previous line of granite paint with the new line.
Wait 15 to 20 minutes before applying another 15 to 20 minutes for the third and final coatings and a second coating. Let the granite spray paint dry for at least four hours.
Shake the spray can of clear top coat. Apply the clear top coat in exactly the same way as you employed the spray and primer granite. Wait 15 to 20 minutes to implement another layer of clear top coat if necessary.
Wait 48 hours before using your just painted granite countertop. Wait at least seven days before entirely using the countertop.