Over a year ago I transformed the Formica kitchen counter tops in my apartment kitchen with a GianiGranite kit.
I pondered how I might fix it, as I could easily see it upon entering the room. And I knew that would drive me crazy.
I didn’t think to take a photo before I started out applying a bit of white paint. But the Formica underneath was a dark color.
I looked in my small stash of paints, as I was determined not to have to go purchase anything for the fix.
Luckily I had a few paint colors that I thought would work.
I had used similar paint colors in the GianiGranite kit I originally used to transform the counter tops. White, gold and black.
I got out an old tooth brush, a Q-tip, and a few tooth picks to use in tiny areas.
Then I tore off a paper towel and dampened it.
You can see in this photo how dark the broken edge was after it was damaged by the heavy object.
The first piece that was broken off was at least an inch long. The second was about half that width down a bit farther.
Had it not fallen right on the edge, I don’t think there would have been any damage at all, for the GianiGranite kit I used has held up quite well.
In the above photo, you can see where I’d dabbed a small bit of all of the paint colors onto the first damaged area. I just kept adding, dabbing, and letting dry.
Then an hour or so later, I’d go back in and work a bit more. I’d dab a bit of paint on with the tooth brush or a tooth pick. Then I’d smudge the paint with the damp paper towel.
I really had no idea if this would actually cover and repair it.
This is what it looks like now, after multiple layers of the various shades of paint.
If you get up really close you might be able to see the two places where I repaired it.
But I no longer see it when I walk in my kitchen, and I am happy with how it turned out.
Plus it cost me nothing to fix it.
I still stand by my recommendation of GianiGranite.
This was the first time in the 14 months after I originally applied it that anything happened to mar it at all.
This is a very durable fix for old counter tops you don’t have the money to completely overhaul. Or for renters like me where that isn’t an option.