How to Color Granite

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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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