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by ritter vonali last modified May 09, 2006 11:41 AM
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Painting a granite countertop

Posted by ritter vonali at May 07. 2006

I'm looking into a condo with some very basic dark granite countertops in the kitchen. I'm not very fond of granite but I also don't want to spend the money to install what I really want (bulthaup). Would it be possible to paint them? I'd like to paint them a light gray color and seal it with something (polyurethane?) to prevent scratches. thanks

Re: Painting a granite countertop

Posted by Kevin Dickson at May 08. 2006

Bulthaup is just stainless. You could overlay stainless, but the edge details are troublesome. Painting granite is frankly crazy.

Re: Painting a granite countertop

Posted by ritter vonali at May 08. 2006

i figured someone would think i'm crazy. if it's not possible or if it will look like s$^%t then i'll try to sell it.

Re: Painting a granite countertop

Posted by 5280mod at May 08. 2006

You really don't want to paint your granite.

Have you seen the ad for FXSheeting in Dwell? They have a brushed stainless flexible laminate...

You could sell the granite and put the FXsheeting over a cheap laminate counter top or plywood. That would get you closer the look you were after and be much more practical and livable.

[url href="http://www.alsacorp.com/products/sheetingfx/sheetingfx.htm"]http://www.alsacorp.com/products/sheetingfx/sheetingfx.htm[/url]

 
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Re: Painting a granite countertop

Posted by Splatgirl at May 09. 2006

I agree that painting granite is crazy. IMO, no granite is THAT ugly! Plus I think it would look like crap, IF you could get something to stick, that is. The FX is a great idea. I cna't think of a more durable substrate, plus the laminate could be removed if anyone ever wants the granite back.

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