I started the project last Thursday and wrapped it up on Saturday. There is a lot of waiting time involved. I knew I had to get rid of sticky fingers that would be touching the wet paint, so off went my 2 year old to her grandparents.
The steps are clearly noted on the web and the DVD they send you, so I’m not going to repeat what you can already find. I will how ever share with you some of the videos I watched on You Tube that helped me. This one and this one about veining.
They say you don’t have to be a creative person to make this look good, but I disagree. It does help the paint look more real if you spend extra time and a bit of creativity on your project.
- My first tip would be to find an example of the type of granite you wish to recreate for your kitchen. Giani offers 3 different kits. The out come is really up to you. There are so many different ways of doing it. I wanted a lighter color so I chose the Sicilian Sand kit. I used a lot more white paint near the end to achieve my desired look.
2. Make sure you watch the DVD included several times to really understand how to paint it on . Use the internet to search out all the other bloggers who tried this. Also watch You Tube videos, there are many.
When I first started, I thought I had made a mistake in doing this. But everything started to come together once I was half way around the kitchen. I began to feel more comfortable and started being more creative. And then the paint started to take on a life of it's own :) Over all my husband and I are very happy with the end result. I think once I finish my cabinets and paint the wall it will look like a brand new kitchen at a fraction of the cost.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.