How Are Those Painted Countertops Holding Up?

Funny you should ask.  They have seen better days.

I hate to be Debbie Downer but I have to retract my recommendation of the Giani Granite Countertop paint.

After less than 6 months of use, the top sealing coat is wearing away.  Because of this, the paint is peeling and chipping.Bummer.

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I meticulously followed the instructions that came with the paint and I the initial transformation won me over.  But not so much today.

Our biggest problem area has been our booth dinette table.

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You see, when I originally did the RV’s countertops, I had enough to cover our booth table.  Since this area gets lots of use abuse, the paint job took a beating.  We’re now in the process of stripping the paint and figuring out a solution.

The actual counters have held up better but there are nicks in the paint and the finish is wearing away.

countertop-by-sink-paint

Life is busy.  At some point, we’re going to have to replace the countertops.  The timeline pretty much depends on how quickly the paint wears away or how badly it annoys us.

 

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  1. Julie, I didn’t see where you mentioned contacting the Giani people for help on a solution – I assume their first response would be to tell you to reseal? I was wondering if you had researched other sealing paints, like a marine or deck clear coat paint, that might be up to the more harsh use?

    • Hi Denise, I did contact Giani and unfortunately I haven’t heard back from them. I haven’t researched other sealing products but I think you’re onto something. I do wonder if a thick polyurethane would also suffice.

  2. that might do the trick – like it would with any other counter sealant. Some countertops must be sealed about once a year so that may be what you do based on how much wear down occurs. I hope that works out because it really does look nice!

  3. Did you replace them yet? We have a camper too and we replaced ours with regular old plastic laminate. They’re light and can take a beating, which was perfect for our growing family.
    Anthony greer recently posted…Discover If The Countertops At Ikea Are Worth ConsideringMy Profile

    • We have not replaced them yet Anthony, but we did consider a laminate. Great option! Since it’s a small space and we’re feeling creative, we’re going to go with a tile in the near future.

    • iceponygirl says:

      What do you mean by plastic laminate?

  4. This is one of the biggest reasons we hesitated to redo the counters in our home with Giani, but in the end we took the chance and they are over two years old without any chipping or peeling. I wonder what makes some counters chip after a short time and others last so long?
    Kathleen B recently posted…#ImBornTo Camp – Product Picks for the Camping ObsessedMy Profile

    • I know it Kathleen! I do wonder if we are just really hard on counters. So glad they are holding up for you guys!

    • My experince with Giani was also disappointing. I painted my kitchen counters with it and it looked fantastic…..for about a month. Even though I followed the directions without shortcutting, the paint still chipped and peeled, leaving my counters a mess. I contacted them to find out what I needed to use to strip it all off and they sent me a “new and improved” version for free that is not sold in stores. I have not used it because I honestly feel it is going to do the same thing.

      • Oh that is too bad Amy! I contacted them about fixing the counters but never heard anything back. I’d be curious to know if the updated version worked.

  5. Hi, I just remodeled our house this past year to sale. I used giani granite and learned a lesson the first time after several months I did them in March we had the same issue you are having in the rv peeling and chipping. So, in September I redid the counters easily just cleaned them to remove the shine sanded rough spots and I did the same process again but with two thin coats of primer. Then I did the painting and I put on 4 coats of the clear I had to buy one extra can to go with the kit. On the edges around the sink which was my worst for wear and tear i caulked the edges twice. On the flat edges where we where getting wear and tear like on your table I choose to edge it with stick on stainless steel strips I originally was using for our back splash edging. I ordered them from Home Depot they are with backsplash accessories. I plan to do the same in our camper. It has held up awesome and our house sold in just days on the market number one thing everyone commented on was the kitchen I used nuvo cabinet paint as well. The top counter has held up great as well with the extra coats I just think the harder hit areas on the edge is just a tough place for it to last being paint.

  6. Hi, I just used a counterparts product from Daichcoatings.com, so far it’s been great. I did look at the product you used and decided against it. If you are up for it, check it out!

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