Lithichrome stone paint does the perfect job for coloring granite. Granite is most commonly used in the outdoors for gravestones, monuments, memorials, skyscrapers and flooring tiles. To color such a hard stone as granite, you need a painting material that must last for decades and also be resist weather and UV lights, granite's worse enemy.
Things You'll Need
- Neutral pH balanced cleaner
- Microfiber Clothe
- Lithichrome stone paint
- Lithichrome solvent
- Large paint brush
Apply a neutral pH balanced cleaner on the granite with a microfiber cloth to clean the surface before painting it.
Let the granite dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
Dilute half a bottle of Lithichrome Stone Paint with half Lithichrome Solvent.
Apply the diluted Lithichrome paint on the granite with a large paint brush. You can also spray the paint on the granite with aerosol cans rather than using a brush, if you prefer.
Let the surface dry for about 30 minutes. When the paint is thoroughly dry, give it a quick dry clean with the microfiber cloth.
Apply a second layer with the undiluted Lithichrome Stone Paint. Let the granite dry for another half hour.
Apply a third and final layer of the undiluted paint if you judge it necessary and let the granite dry for another half hour.
Tips & Warnings
- Light brushing is essential to avoid poor paint adhesion.
- If you prefer to spray the paint on the granite rather than to brush it, Lithichrome Stone Paint also exists in aerosol cans.
- If you add a layer of Lithichrome Clear, your granite will remain in good condition longer.
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