Weekend DIY Project: New Stone Countertops
Imagine getting the real stone countertop you’ve always wanted with just a roller and a brush. No messy removal, no construction — and no spending thousands of dollars. All you do is roll on a new stone surface — right over your existing countertop — in just a weekend. As easy as painting, this dream project can easily be tackled by any do-it-yourselfer.
Daich Coatings, a world leader in environment-friendly decorative stone resurfacing technologies, has unveiled the newest version of its high performance SpreadStone™ Mineral Select™ Countertop Refinishing Kit.
“If you can use a roller and paintbrush, then you can use this product to create a new stone surface,” says Peter Daich, president of Daich Coatings. “Our proprietary stone technology, which has been in use for more than 25 years on all kinds of exterior surfaces, now gives homeowners an exciting new decorative option for enhancing their home interiors.
“Existing countertops made of laminate, cultured marble, concrete, wood, tile and other solid surfaces all effortlessly accept the SpreadStone Mineral Select finish. Worn-out countertops, vanities, bartops and tables can all be turned into luxurious stone surfaces.”
SpreadStone is a dynamic multi-colored decorative stone finish that provides shimmering mineral accents and color highlights found in natural mined rock. The coating system has outstanding resistance to hot pans, stains, abrasion, impact and household cleaners, making it ideal for the general wear and tear common with busy kitchens and other areas of the home.
“We’re big believers in the strength and natural beauty of real stone,” says Daich. “We take pride in offering decorative stone solutions to our valued customers.
“If the layout of your kitchen or bathroom is good, then all you really need to do is resurface what is already there. This new kit does just that – at a tiny fraction of the cost of putting in a new stone slab.”
Personalized Design Style
The SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing kit comes in 10 decorative color options. The cost-effective kit (available for $125) includes all application tools and required coatings to transform up to 40 square feet of surface. The finishes are essentially odorless and come pre-mixed and ready to apply immediately, with no harsh chemicals.
Application of the product can be done in three simple steps — a stone base coat, a decorative stone coat and a stone clear top coat. The coatings create a lasting and elegant new upgrade for any room. As a bonus, the cost effectiveness of the product makes it easy and inexpensive to change the color whenever desired to suit new decor in the future.
Real Stone Finish
While SpreadStone’s easy roller application allows for a simple paint-like experience, Daich points out that’s where the similarity to paint ends. “SpreadStone is the real deal,” says Daich. “It’s not merely a faux finish, and the coating is far thicker than any paint. This is a real decorative stone layer anyone can apply with zero artistic skill.”
A key step after the stone is applied is the user’s ability to quickly “polish” the stone to their desired level of smoothness. Specially- included sandpaper can be used either by hand or with a palm sander to achieve the desired effect.
“Some of our customers want a very smooth surface, while others desire a lightly textured, more organic stone finish,” says Daich. “It’s completely up to the individual and their decorative goals. Either way, this final step is truly the fun part. This is where all of the decorative beauty of your new surface really comes to life before your eyes.”