Been doing tons of reading on cheap ways of re-finishing my old 1970's kitchen counters. Am debating between faux painted granite with envirotex coating (did a sample of this on a piece of wood, liking it so far) and something I just got reading about called Skimstone by Modern Masters. It's a concrete finish that you trowel on in thin coats. Not sure exactly how it all works yet but would like to know if anyone has tried this product and it's durability. Seems like a concrete skim coating would be more durable than paint. My sample I did with the envirotex coating seems extremely durable however does seem to scratch easily and it's pretty obvious.