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Johanna

11:50AM | 08/24/05
Member Since: 08/23/05
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I am in desparte need of good directions on how to faux paint formica kitchen counters to look like grantnite or marble. Whichever will be easiest for a new do-it-yourselfer and look most authentic. Thank you.

MrsFauxster

04:22PM | 08/31/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts
Ahhhh, the eternal of struggle of man (or woman) with the dreaded formica countertop! If you are going to tackle this monster, make sure you wash the countertops down with a good grease-cutting product. Sand them very lightly, and then prime them with a coat of Kilz original primer. From there you are ready to do your technique. Marble and granite faux finishes can be found in a variety of faux painting books-just take a look at Barnes and Noble book store or Borders. Pierre Finkelstein has marvelous directions in his books as well.

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