Boring. That’s how Marjorie Mora describes her old, greyish kitchen countertops. What she needed was a change.
“Frankly, the kitchen countertops were ugly,” says Mora, an influencer with Razzle Dazzle Styles. “We needed a nice pop of color to the countertops, and the Oyster color in the SpreadStone Countertop Finishing Kit did the job!”
Tips for Success
Mora tackled the countertop project with gusto. She watched the installation video and read the directions. Then she taped off areas and got started.
“We improvised a bit with using a paint brush in some cases instead of the rollers,” says Mora. “This is a very personal project, so you have to get the finish you want.”
Another tip from Mora is to have extra sand paper on hand plus a dry wall scraper. “We used the dry wall scraper on the last coat after it dried completely,” says Mora. “It smoothed out the stone beautifully. Just lightly scrape the top layer, then you can sand it a bit. Once the clear coat goes on it looks very pretty!”
Out with the Old
“It’s really exciting to have the new stone finish on the countertops,” says Mora, who documents the process on her blog site. “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the easiest, I give this project a rating of a 2.
“Expect it to be a bit dusty and messy of a project, especially at first, but the benefits are definitely there. The finish has a richness to it. If you can scrape and paint, then you have all the talents needed to successfully complete this DIY project and get a gorgeous-looking countertop!”