Granite and other types of stone are popular choices for a high-end kitchen or bathroom countertop. However, these materials are heavy, costly and require regular maintenance. Homeowners without the budget for a full remodel can use Krylon's Make It Stone! brand of textured paints to add realistic stone texture and color to an existing composite or laminate counter. Krylon produces a range of Make It Stone! colors, some naturalistic and some more fanciful.
Krylon Make It Stone! paint comes in a range of colors that resemble natural stone. These include rose quartz, a pinkish tone with glittering mica bits; obsidian, a shiny black; charcoal sand, a gritty gray paint with black and white inclusions; travertine tan, which reproduces the color but not the veining of travertine marble; white onyx, a glittering off-white; and black granite, which closely resembles the natural stone.
For nonrealistic counters and trim applications, Krylon also produces a range of metallic Make It Stone! paints. These textured, shiny paints don't look like anything found in nature, but create a textured metallic look with more dimension than most smooth metallic paints. Make It Stone! metallics come in copper, silver and gold. They don't look like smooth, natural metal, but do provide a lot of shine.
Krylon's Make It Stone! line includes nonrealistic stone colors as well as natural ones. These shades more closely resemble dyed granite or quartzite stone, often used for kitchen and bathroom counters. The color range is limited. As of the time of publication, it includes Mediterranean reef, a sparkly blue-green that resembles dyed granite; and jadestone, a dark green and black shade that resembles quartzite or granite more than jade.
Countertops painted with Make It Stone! spray paint look much like real stone but don't hold up as well. Use a spray-on clear coat to seal the countertop about 30 minutes after painting. The sealer provides added depth and a protective layer. Use several coats of sealer, allowing each one to dry between applications. Avoid dropping heavy objects on the counter, abrading it, or allowing water to pool on the surface, as these can damage the counter and cause the paint to chip or flake.
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