How to Faux Granite Countertop
Faux granite countertop is becoming so popular among DIY, since this way will accentuate the beauty of granite stone even without installing them. As natural stone, granite is known with its unbeatable beauty. Furthermore, when it comes to granite slab which make this kind of granite can be so expensive because of the natural beauty that is splashed over there. Not merely beauty appearance, but this natural stone also has stunning durability which makes its owner can use this kind of countertop for years ahead. But, somehow, you don’t need to purchase granite if you want a granite-like countertop. There are some tricks to make your laminate countertop looks like granite. This one is called as faux granite. The common things you will need to make a granite-like countertop are paintbrush, primer, sponge, acrylic paint, newspaper/masking tape, fine grit sandpaper, cleaner, damp rug, sealer, container, granite image, and acrylic glaze.
Faux granite countertop means a countertop which mimics the beauty of granite. To imitate the pattern of granite you will need granite but, not the actual one. You can simply find the image through online or magazine. Finding the right pattern for you is the basic step to consider the rest materials you will need. Assume that you are already found the best granite pattern you love, and then you need to directly do the execution. Clean your laminate countertop with household cleaner, the next thing you should do is sanding your countertop using fine-grit sandpaper. Next you need to brush all over the countertop with primer. Addition, be sure that you cover “unnecessary” area with masking tape or newspaper.
When the primer is completely drying, the next step you need to do is dabbing the countertop area with acrylic colors you pick. The colors are depending on the granite pattern that you choose. Dab the surface with different colors from dark to light or vice versa. For the dabbing you need to use sponge like sea sponge. To add the beauty of your faux granite you can also combine a little amount of acrylic glaze to the additional colors. A tip for you, if you want to add a flair effect toward your faux granite, you can use metallic as the base coat of your faux granite. Finally, the last step is coating the countertop which typical water base sealer, do the coating two times- then voila! You have made your own faux granite countertop.