EZ Faux Granite Product Review

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Do you want the look of granite counter tops in your kitchen but don’t want to spend so much money to get the look?  Do you like the look of stainless steel but not all of your appliances are stainless steel?  I have the solution for you!
EZ Instant Makeover has a line of faux products that can create the look you want without the price.
We recently moved into a new house but I thought the kitchen was a little dull and boring.  The counter tops, cabinets, handles, and walls were all white.  We painted the walls and changed out the cabinet handles but we just didn’t have the money to put new counter tops.  I tried to use a cheap roll of granite-look contact paper that I bought at a discount store but it was so hard to use, stuck to itself, and became a wrinkly mess.
Here is what my kitchen looked like before I applied the EZ faux granite:
I was so excited to see EZ Instant Makeover‘s faux granite.  This looked like just the solution I was looking for.  I started by cleaning my counter tops.  The roll of faux granite was the perfect width for my counters so I didn’t have to cut to fit.  I like that the backing has grid marks so you can easily cut it to fit whatever area you need to cover if you do need to cut it.  I was able to peel off one end of the backing from the roll of faux granite and begin placing it on my counter top.
  I used the “wet” application method by spraying the counter tops with water before applying the granite film.  It was really easy to apply and the air bubbles came out by simply using a squeegee that I purchased at Home Depot (not included in the kit but a credit card would have worked just as well).  The only “tools” I needed for this installation were a spray bottle to spray water on the counter top, a squeegee to get rid of air bubbles, a knife to trim the edges, and clear silicone caulk to seal the edges around the sink.
The hardest part was installing around the sink.  If you can install the granite with the sink removed, I would recommend that.  Our sink was recently installed and it was pretty well caulked in place so I didn’t want to mess it with.  Instead, I applied a piece of granite film on the counter to the right of the sink first.  I installed a second piece on the left side of the sink and then finished the sink area with 2 thinner strips- one behind and one  in front of the sink.  You can’t really see the seams at all!

I finished the installation and applied a thin strip of clear caulking around the sink to seal the faux granite down.  I used a craft knife to trim the ends.  It turned out that I bought just the refill blades and not the actual knife itself so my cutting wasn’t as exact as I would have wanted it to be, but I think it came out pretty good.
Here is the finished product-

 EZ Instant Makeover‘s faux granite comes in several colors:
They also make faux stainless steel film to turn plain appliances into stainless steel appliances:
Do your children like Good Luck Charlie?  They also sell rolls of chalkboard film so you can turn your refrigerator into a chalkboard like on Good Luck Charlie.  Or what about making your pantry cabinet door into a chalkboard to write your grocery list on?

Here’s a quick video showing my counters and comparing regular contact paper and EZ Faux Granite!  Please excuse the echo!!!

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  1. TRACY SIMMS says:

    Venecia Gold Granite Premium Contact Paper is what I would like to try..thanks simms3710@yahoo.com

    nice job on your counters!

  2. Sharon Bauer says:

    the gold granite film would be my choice

  3. Thanks for the giveaway, looks very do-able!

  4. Chelle Starfire Futch says:

    Definitely the Granite Contact Paper! I want new countertops so… bad right now but, a new roof comes first so, look like I will be waiting. This would be the perfect fix for a few years!

  5. The Ubatuba Black would be my choice to try. Then of course, I would need the stainless steel film to do my appliances!

  6. T Erickson says:

    The Granite Contact Paper is great! I also like the chalkboard film!!!

  7. Trisha B. says:

    I would have a lot of fun with the chalkboard finish but they all would come in handy when we move into our new place . It definitely needs updating!

  8. Lori Harrell says:

    I love it all but would choose the counter tops first.

  9. ericka coello says:

    EZ Faux Chalkboard Peel & Stick Film

  10. Natalie Derrigo McGilbery says:

    I like the blk/gry/taupe contact paper.

  11. Megan Pevey says:

    Would like to try the granite paper 🙂 Cant make out the first name but its the black one 🙂 thank you for the opportunity!

  12. Elizabeth R says:

    Definitely the chalkboard film so my daughter can use it in her room!

  13. Park Maxey says:

    Ubatuba black is beautiful. I would love to try it!

  14. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I just love this product.
    Ubatuba Black Granite Premium Contact Paper

  15. Lisa Hackney says:

    I would love to try the chalkboard film!

  16. Bernie Todd says:

    3′ x 12′ Venecia Gold Granite Premium Contact Paper

  17. I want the stainless steel for the appliances!

  18. Tina Eiser says:

    The Granite Contact Paper would be my choice!

  19. Definitely the EZ Granite, for my rental countertops

  20. Jeanne Jewett says:

    I have checking this out for some time. Gotta say.. I am loving the Chestnut!

    Now to find some good looking young guys to help me with this 🙂
    I do believe thats only an excuse!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway and wonderful review!

  21. beth kelsay says:

    Ubatuba Black Granite Premium Contact Paper is what i would LOVE!

  22. Karen Sterner says:

    I like the granite counter tops & the black board film. Need new counter tops in bath & kitchen!

  23. Teela B says:

    I would love love love to try the Ubatuba Black Faux Granite 🙂

  24. angie j says:

    Need the granite film! My counter needs some serious help.

  25. Roxy Blaggo says:

    I would love to try out the chalkboard!

  26. Shanna Herndon says:

    I’d love to try the chalkboard!

  27. Beth Good says:

    I would love to try the granite contact paper

  28. Would love to try the black faux granite

  29. Jackie Stahrr says:

    Ubatuba Black Granite Premium Contact Paper is what i would want. This is so cool

  30. Amber Pickett says:

    I am a single mother remodeling my kitchen! I had to make cut backs because Of low funds!! So I will definetly be looking into this GRANITE CONTACT PAPER! I will be helping me to save a lot of money!!

  31. tammy dodson says:

    I want the Siena Granite Premium Contact Paper

  32. Anna C. says:

    We would LOVE to try to Chestnut contact paper as we desperately need a kitchen makeover/remodel!

  33. Cayla Toering says:

    I think I would like the black/grey/taupe the most! This looks beautiful!

  34. Stephanie Huff says:

    Brushed Satin EZ Faux Stainless Steel Film

  35. Tiffany frye Hren says:

    Granite contact paper would be awesome!

  36. Denima Lund says:

    I have a huge canning pantry, I would love to try the chalkboard paper. Maybe keep track of what canning we have done, and what we still need to do sometimes we get lost in all the canning jars! LOL!!!

  37. Kathryn Perkins says:

    Definitely the chalk board film!! That would be AWESOME for our family!

  38. I love what you picked!!

  39. Kathryn B. says:

    I want some of this! My counter tops are soooo dated!

  40. I’d like to try the EZ Faux Chalkboard Peel & Stick Film

  41. Jennifer Rotch says:

    I think my daughter would love the chalkboard. I am worried about the durability of the others.

  42. Tenielle S says:

    The siena granit would work great in our kitchen! Thank you for the giveaway!

  43. Heather Theall Gaspard says:

    I really like the siena granite.

  44. Kathleen Liddick says:

    Granite….my ugly ,plain ,light 27 year old countertops need it !!!

  45. Rachel Chilson says:

    I want the granite counter tops!

  46. Kristen m eby says:

    I would like to try the Chalkboard paper 🙂

  47. Sharmaine C says:

    Since the granite is contact PAPER, does anyone know how it holds up if it were to constantly get wet like from washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen, etc.? Seriously considering this for my apartment…

    • Hi Sharmaine,
      It is more plastic-y than paper. I have had it up for months and water hasn’t been a problem at all. I did seal around my sink with clear silicone caulk so the water wouldn’t get under it. So far, no problems. It still looks great!

  48. Hi cory I had a bad experience with a seller from Amazon.com I ordered a instant granite counter top cover Venecia Gold 36″ by 144 ” from Easy Home Renewals I was concern when I received my item first of all package came damaged as if it was opened then taped on bottom then no squeegee? No logo or grid on backing and lastly was yelled at by this seller for returning the package as refused at the UPS store thank goodness for the A to Z return policy Im now waiting for my return claim to approve. I want to buy the real faux decor venecia gold granite but I dont know where to buy it since im skeptical and afraid thank you for your video if it wasnt for your video I would have never known this was a counterfeit product you showed the backing of the product on your pictures excellent review! really helped please give me information on where to buy the real product on my email address Thankyou.

    • My mistake “cori” Lol type too fast

      • Awww, that is kind of you to say. Sorry you had such a hard time with the Amazon seller. Click the links in my post and they are direct linked to the seller that I received my faux granite from. 🙂

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