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GIANI™ Sicilan Sand™
 

 

 

 

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    How to apply GIANI Sicilian Sand ™...
 


1) Roll on black Primer/Base Coat


2) Sponge on the 1st Mineral


3) Sponge on the 2nd Mineral


4) Sponge on the 3rd Mineral
5) Roll on the Clear Topcoats.

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How to apply GIANI 
  Bombay Black ™...


1) Roll on black Primer/Base Coat


2) Sponge on the 1st Mineral


3) Sponge on the 2nd Mineral


4) Sponge on the 3rd Mineral
5) Roll on the Clear Topcoats -
        and then relax and enjoy!

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How to apply GIANI  
Jet Black ™...
 


1) Roll on IronCore Base Coat


   2) Roll on Clear Topcoats -
       and then relax and enjoy!
 

 

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FAQ Section

 
    Find answers to the most asked questions about GIANI™ in the below categories . . .

I. Why GIANI™?


    Traditional granite countertops are naturally porous and absorb liquids and foods that can hold in harmful bacteria.

   Consequently, they must be properly re-sealed every year - which many people don't do - creating a potentially unsafe surface.

   GIANI™ countertop finishes are designed to lock out moisture and resist bacteria because of their unique blend of polymers and minerals.

   GIANI™ is a granite countertop finish that's beautiful and safe for your family! 

2)Is it shiny?
   Yes,  GIANI™ is a very reflective, semi-gloss, cut granite finish.

3)Is it smooth? 
   Yes, GIANI™ is a smooth finish with the contours of natural cut stone.
 

II. How durable is it?


   The GIANI™ polymers are automotive grade resins that are used in the manufacture of car bumpers, so your countertop is extremely durable. 

   Like most new water-based resin technologies, the cure time for GIANI™ is approximately two weeks to achieve its full hardness. 


   So even though you may use your counters in forty-eight hours, don't aggressively srub on them for two weeks.

1) Can it be scratched?
    Yes, just like granite and Formica® -it’s not recommended for cutting or chopping. The difference - is - if ever necessay - you can renew GIANI™ quickly and easily.

2) Will it stain?
   It can if strong contaminates are allowed to set for a long period.

3)  How long will it last?
   As long as any conventional countertop.

4) Will it show fingerprints?
   No, unlike mined granite, GIANI™ will not fingerprint because the clear resin surrounds the minerals.

5) Is it heat resistant?
   Yes, GIANI™ is heat resistant up to 250F. As with Formica® - it is not designed for pots or pans directly from ovens or ranges.

6) Can it be used outside?
  Yes, GIANI™ is an automotive grade resin so it performs well outside.  Note, GIANI™ is not designed for surfaces that will be submerged in water.


 

III. What can it be used on?

  1. Traditional granite countertops and vanities
  2. Formica® countertops and vanities
  3. Laminate countertops and vanities
  4. Corian® countertops - see note below
  5. Butcherblock countertops
  6. Ceramic tile countertops and backsplashes
  7. Cultured marble vanities - see note below
  8. Wood
  9. Primed or painted drywall
  10. Cabinet inlays
  11. Table tops
  12. Mantels
  13. Primed acrylic or fiberglass shower walls

      
      Upgrading ceramic tile with Bombay Black ™ 

  Note - On cultured marble - and acrylic or fiberglass shower enclosures - a plastic primer must be applied prior to  GIANI™ because of their high plastic content.

   You may use Rust-oleum's "Plastic Primer" which is available at most hardware and Home Centers in quarts. 

  Be sure to follow the primer's applications guidelines with regard to ventilation beause it's oil-based.

  Here's how to apply the plastic primer to cultured marble -

  1. Clean the cultured marble to ensure it's free of all residue. 

  2. Tape off around your sink, cabinets and above your backsplash with painter's tape.

  3. Next, use a very fine grit sandpaper - such as Number 400 grit - and lightly 'rough up the cultured marble with a very light sanding as this gives the plastic primer more to bite into. Then wipe up the sanding dust and you're ready to apply the plastic primer. 

  4. Using a foam brush, cut in with plastic primer around your sink and your backsplash corners and top.  Then roll on the plastic primer using a 4 to 6 inch long, dense foam roller that’s designed for very smooth surfaces. -

  5. Right after rolling, lightly roll back over what you just rolled, using long, end-to-end, overlapping, one-way roll strokes.  As this minimizes any lap lines created by the roller.

  6. Let the plastic primer coat dry for 24 hours.

  7. Then, lightly rough up the dry plastic primer coat with the same 400 grit sand paper to give GIANI's primer / base coat more to bite into as well. Wipe up the sanding dust and then you’re ready to apply the standard GIANI™ process. 
  


GIANI™ transforming cultured marble
 

  Note - on Corian® countertops -
   be sure to remove any clear silicone caulk used in the seam at the bottom of your backsplash  - and around your sink - before applying GIANI™ -   

   because - as with all coatings - GIANI™ - will not adhere to silicone.  After cutting and peeling up any clear silicone caulk used, wipe up any remaining residue with rubbing alcohol.

    You may re-apply acrylic or latex caulk in the seam at the bottom of your backsplash - let it dry - then proceed with the standdard GIANI™ process.

    GIANI™ may be used outside because it is an automotive grade resin. 

 

   What about countertops where the sink and countertop are molded together as one piece?

   Use painter's tape and mask off a line where the sink ends and the countertop begins - and apply GIANI™ to the countertop portion. 

  

      What can't  GIANI be used it on?    

              - Sink bowls -No
              - Bathtubs - No
              - Shower floors - No

     Because GIANI™, as with all water-based technologies is not designed for surfaces that will be submerged in water.

  
 

IV. How safe is it to apply?

    GIANI™ granite countertop surfaces are safe, water-based polymers and minerals that require the same basic precautions as most water-based coatings.

 1) How much does it smell?
  GIANI™ water-based minerals emit less odor than ordinary latex house paint.

 2) Does it contain any lead?
  No, GIANI™ does not contain any lead.

    As a public service, all paint manufacturers have placed notices on their cans to warn consumers if they are removing old house paint to make sure the old house paint does not contain lead.

 3) Is it safe for food?
   Yes, once GIANI™ fully cures - in approximately two weeks - it's safe for incidental food contact.

   Note, as with all countertop surfaces, all cutting and chopping food preparation should be done on a cutting board.

  And if food or liquids are spilled on GIANI™, its polymers lock them out for easy removal.
  
 

V. How do you apply it?

     GIANI™ was developed as an easy 'paint-by-number system with pre-packaged minerals, a unique primer that adheres to laminate, an extremely hard clear topcoat - and all the necessary tools - 

       assembled for you in one convenient 'Kit.

   So now - regardless of your painting experience - you can quickly and easily create a stunning GIANI™ granite countertop that locks out moisture and resists bacteria. 

   To see the many colors of GIANI™ granite click here -Photo Gallery Page .


1) How long does it take?
   You'll transform an average size kitchen - which has about 35 square feet of countertop, from start to finish, in a weekend. 

   Your actual painting time will be about 4 hours.  And then there is about 16 hours of drying time when you can be off doing something else that's more exciting than watching your beautiful new counters dry.   

  Coverage – 35 square feet of countertop is equivalent to about 16 running feet of standard 24” wide countertops.

2)What are the key steps to apply it?
a) Clean your countertops with household de-greaser
b) Mask off with painter’s tape -your backsplash, sink and dishwasher top
c) Roll on the included Black IronCore™ primer / base coat
d) Then, before starting - practice the sponging process with the included black poster board.
e) Next - sponge on – using straight up and down motion – the three pre-packaged minerals - in three foot wide sections to allow them to blend while wet.
f) If desired, go back in and adjust color or add veins
g) Roll on two clear topcoats in long, one-way strokes
h) Then relax – and enjoy your beautiful new GIANI™ countertops! . . .

VI. What are the colors?


    You may achieve countless colors with GIANI™ because of the high number of potential combinations and blends from it's three Minerals.

  The pictures on the web site are examples of a the standard granite colors achieved by following the Kit's steps  - plus -

  a few of the more common shades achieved by adding extra amounts of any of the provided GIANI™ Minerals.

 

   To achieve the granite color you desire, discover and refine your combination on the included practice poster board.

  The end result will be a beautiful GIANI™ granite countertop that's unique to your kitchen!

 

VII. Can you add in your own color?


    Yes, you may add in colors from your decor as long as you use water-based, 100% acrylics because of their hardness.

 


Sicilian Sand™ with 100% acrylic green added 

 

   Because it's impossible to check the compatibilty between the GIANI™ Mineral and all acrylics, the acrylics and Minerals must be applied at separate times-

     1. Apply the GIANI™ primer first and let it dry for the standard six hours.  Next, sponge on water-based, 100% acrylics of your choice.  Let them dry for 48 hours – and then sponge on the GIANI™ Minerals.

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    2. Sponge on the GIANI™ Minerals per the standard process, and let them dry for 48 hours . Then sponge on the 100% acrylics and let them dry for two hours before applying the GIANI™ Topcoat.

     Be sure to practice this on your included poster board to make sure you get the results you want!

    Failure to use 100% acrylics and to wait the full 48 hours of drying between the Minerals and 100% acrylics may result in voiding the warranty.


 

VII. What if your counter has a seam?


     If your counter's seam is a thin line, like a scratch, then the GIANI™ granite will cover and hide it.

     If your seam is a fairly wide gap, then fill it in with a good wood patch.  Let the patch dry and then sand it smooth until it's even with the rest of your counter.

    Wipe away any sanded material and then follow the standard GIANI™ process - and you'll have a seamless, beautiful GIANI™ couintertop!

 

VIII. How do you care for it?


    That's the beauty of GIANI™! - it's unique blend of polymers and minerals lock out moisture and resist bacteria.

    All you have to do is clean and disinfect the GIANI™ - as needed - with a mild Anti-bacterial soap, warm water and a soft cloth.

    You should never have to re-seal GIANI™ because its polymers are an integral part of the surface.

    Because of its unique polymers, do not use granite cleaners, bleaches, ammonia, household cleaners, polishes or scouring pads.
 

IX. What’s its warranty?


    If you are not satisfied with GIANI™ granite countertop finishes for any reason and you have purchased this product from BrushOnGranite, send unused portion along with your receipt to:

Brush On Granite

324 N. Lake Rd.

Spokane Valley, WA  99212


and we will refund you the entire purchase amount, excluding shipping. 

    Since we do not have control over surface preparation or application, this Warranty does not include cost of labor for application of coating and excludes any incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the limitation or exclusion contained in the above warranty may not apply to you. 

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights.  You may also have other rights which may vary from state to state. GIANI’s™ sponge applicator is designed specifically to achieve the optimal granite finish.  Failure to use or follow the instructions may void the Warranty.

 

GIANI’™ Granite manufacturer website can be found here GianiGranite.Com

 



 

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