Countertop Contest: First attempt @ countertops

Patti McColl
SarahM
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A friend was going to replace their faux butcher block countertops. I told them I had seen people paint them with the AIO paint and asked if I could practice on their countertops since I had just painted their cabinets.. If they didn’t like it then they could replace them. I used the plastic bag method, this was before the faux paw came to be. After deglossing very well I used linen as the base coat. Then applied champagne, oil rubbed black, gunmetal, pearl and white wash antiquing gels and more Linen for depth. After three days I applied two coats of top coat. Water resistant wasn’t available yet. Needless to say…they loved it!
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Finished faux granite using bag method

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In progress


Painted oak cabinets and base coat of countertop Linen. I used plastic bag method to add antiquing gels to countertops, then sealed with two layers of top coat.

Techniques Used
Brush & Roll
Materials Used
Qty
Linen (off white), Heirloom Traditions All-In-One Paint
1
32oz Quart
Deglosser / Degreaser ( Surface Prep ), Heirloom Traditions All-In-One Paint
1
16oz Pint
MEDIUM SYNTEC Fiber Oval, Tapered Brush
1
Pearl Metallic Antiquing Gel, 8oz
1
Gunmetal Metallic Antiquing Gel, 8oz
1
Champagne Metallic Antiquing Gel, 8oz
1
White Wash (white) Antiquing Gel, Heirloom Traditions All-In-One Paint
1
8oz
Oil Rubbed Black Antiquing Gel (Black), Heirloom Traditions All-In-One Paint
1
8oz
Total Cost: $192.92
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