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Rustoleum Countertop Transformations Kit

With the Rustoleum Countertop Transformations Kit it's easy for anyone to turn their old, outdated countertops into a beautiful new surface that looks just like real granite or natural stone. 

Everyone knows how impressive, elegant and expensive granite countertops are. The problem is that natural stone counter surfaces can cost thousands of dollars, putting them outside the budget for a lot of different projects. With the Rustoleum Countertop Transformations easy-to-follow instructions, this innovative new system provides a step-by-step process that gives an incredibly realistic stone look without having to spend more then a few hundred dollars.

Unlike a painted or faux finish offered by other refinishing products, this system is a layered approach using colored, decorative chips broadcast over an adhesive base coat, sanded and then encapsulated with a two-part epoxy resin. Two part coatings are called "catalyzed" coatings because they require a hardener to be mixed with the resin in order for it to dry. Catalyzed epoxies dry much harder and are more expensive then their "one-part" cousins making this a more durable countertop finish.

By layering the vinyl decorative chips the end result is a durable, almost 3 dimensional look that resembles real granite. The materials and adhesives will also adhere to metal or wood trim - which is very nice if your countertops happen to have trim or backsplash materials that are not laminate or formica. The kit covers up to 50 square feet of counter space, contains antibacterial protection and can be completed from beginning to end in a weekend quite easily.

In terms of refinishing your countertops as a do-it-yourselfer this layered system is actually easier to obtain professional results then either painting or marbelizing. The work involved is a bit more demanding physically (because of the sanding) but mistakes and flaws are easy to correct if you bump into it or spread the layered chips out unevenly. All that's required is to apply a little adhesive coating to the area and sprinkle the decorative chips back over it. Sand the patched area, apply the clear coat and it will blend in perfectly. This multiple layered system is completely saturated with an industrial two-part siliconized epoxy creating a stain and water resistant countertop that will last for many years.

 

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Product Details for the Rustoleum Countertop Transformation Kit:

Refurbishes laminate countertops to a granite or natural stone appearance
Each kit covers 50 square feet of counter space or twenty linear feet
No special skills are necessary. Kit includes detailed instructions, a DVD tutorial and 24 hour help line.
Coating is reinforced with a protective anti-bacterial compound to eliminate mold, mildew and bacteria from the surface
Clear finish is with a catalyzed, 2 part siliconized epoxy

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I have used the Java Stone and the Desert Sand colors for my customers and they were very pleased with the color and the way it looked. Although I haven't used the extremely dark colors - like the Onyx stone many of the reviews I've read from people who have used said it looked terrible when finished. The darker colors may lose some of the depth in the finish by looking too black and opaque. However, my own advice is this... If you want real granite this product may disappoint you. The countertops we did looked much better then before, but it's clear (at least to me anyway) that this is not real granite. But for the price... and when compared to the other countertop paint kits on the market, the Rustoleum Countertop Transformations system is the best option out there.

Another problem we ran into was the amount of adhesive provided with the kit. Since the base coat is a primer and an adhesive the natural tendency is to put it on very heavy - almost like a glue. This may cause you to run out of adhesive if your counter space is close to 50 sq ft. Be sure to apply it at a normal spread rate (just like you would with paint) an you won't have this problem. Also, be sure to do this project with a friend. Two people can make the process go much faster allowing you to apply the decorative chips before the adhesive sets up. For more detailed instructions be sure to go to my tutorial found here.

 

 

Here's what one customer had to say about the Rustoleum Countertop Transformations Kit:

 

"The product was very easy to apply and did everything it was supposed to do. It looks much better then my fake butcher block laminate. I followed the instructions without any problems and the job took me two and half days to finish."

(AW Green)

review paraphrased for size - read original review here
 

 

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Hi. My name is Jim Thompson and I'm a retired contractor with over 30 years in the painting, remodeling and home improvement industry. On this site you'll find my recommendations and reviews for the best countertop paint and refinishing kits along with tuorials and helpful tips. Thanks for stopping by!


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