Our first step was applying the colored adhesive. Then, working quickly, we applied the granite chips and let them adhere for 24 hours. Then, we scraped off the excess chips. Matt sanded and sanded and sanded. Then he sanded some more. I wiped and wiped and wiped. Then I wiped some more. Finally, it was time to put on the clear topcoat and...voila! I LOVE THEM! I wish we had done this years ago!! We'd totally recommend the kit to anyone looking to make their counter tops look like new, without spending an incredible amount of money!!
The BEFORE (ugly) counter tops. (I have been living with battery acid on the back counter for the past 17 years. That's 17 years too long!)
The kit we used:
The AFTER (fabulous) counter tops:
Oh, we also made another change to the kitchen. Whoo hoo! This one was only about 25 years in the making. But, it's really nice to finally have a water dispenser and an ice maker...other than me!