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Faux Finish Your Formica Countertops to Realistic Granite With These Easy Steps

By Victoria Larsen I once had a neighbor who faced brilliant orange Formica counter tops in her home. Raising little ones on a single mother’s salary didn’t allow her the budget to replace those counter tops. To her, (as it would be to me), living with those counter tops would be nearly unbearable! She tried […]

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Formica Countertops Faux Finished

Hi- I have a friend that had her Formica countertops faux-finished to look sort of like a taupe stone. All I know is that after a few colors were applied, the surface was sprayed w/alcohol to “blur” the finish & create an interesting design. A protective polyurethane-type finish was then applied over all. It looks […]

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Faux Granite Countertop Finish

Hey Debra, Tammy Benson here. I am designing a counter top finish for a client of mine. I am doing a frottage on top of a sponge finish and my plastic wrap is not leaving the deep spider veining that I am trying to achieve. I am using acrylics. How long should I let the […]

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AquaThane Non Yellowing Clear Polyurethane

I would like to share a project that I am working on, it is a faux finish on my sister in laws counter tops, they are Formica and I have done a marble technique but I am having a hard time trying to find a sealer that doesn’t yellow and is also safe with food, […]

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Painting Technique – 6 Easy Steps to Faux Granite

Yes you can learn to paint faux granite… It’s easy – peasy! Once you are comfortable with the technique of painting faux granite… you can use it to paint counter tops, decor items and even your floors! You won’t learn how to all those things today…just the faux granite painting technique. So Lets Get Started! […]

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How to Faux Granite Laminate Counters

DIY projects are busting out all over. It’s Spring… so it’s time to give your kitchen a great new look. One of the questions I get often (really often) is “How Do I Paint Faux Granite on Laminate Counters? These are just 2 questions from the piles of mail: Can you paint countertops? – I […]

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How To Faux Granite

An artist will very rarely attempt faux granite painting any other than the common fine-grained granites. The term granite has been used in a very indefinite sense, and in fact signified any granular stone, but it has now a more restricted meaning. Granites commonly consist of mica, quartz, and hornblende, or feldspar, and two of […]

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