Razzle Dazzle Countertop

            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!”

From the Kitchen to the Bathroom … Homeowner Adds Real Stone Coatings

“My 1950s era home hadn’t been changed since it was built,” says Renee, a resident of Indiana. “The kitchen countertops were ugly orange Formica with steel edges. I went online to research decorative DIY options and was thrilled to discover the SpreadStone™ Countertop Finishing Kits.”

Once she got started, she just couldn’t stop. Renee began with her kitchen countertops … then she moved on to the tub and countertop in her main bathroom. All along the way she was transforming surfaces with real stone products from Daich Coatings.

Adding Real Stone Finishes

Available for less than $125 a kit, 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.

The decorative stone solutions come in 11 decorative color options. All application tools and required coatings are included in a kit. Each kit transforms 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.

“Everything was included in the kit and the instructions were very clear,” says Renee. “This is an easy DIY project. In three steps I had transformed those old kitchen countertops!”

Renee, a retired professor, went all-in for her kitchen project. She repainted her wooden cabinets, got a new backsplash, and switched from an orange to bright white kitchen countertops. But she didn’t stop there. Next she tackled a top-to-bottom bathroom update.

Big Bathroom Changes

Renee was happy to say farewell to her outdated pink and green bathroom. She decided on new flooring, wall tiles and sinks. However, rather than ditch her old countertop and tub, she decided to give them new life.

“I liked the results of the kitchen countertop so much that I got another SpreadStone kit to tackle my bathroom countertop,” says Renee. “It looked so elegant when I was finished that I kept going.”

After gaining the green light from Daich Coatings, Renee purchased one of the company’s SpreadStone™ Wall Tile Refinishing Kits. She redid her pink tiled-walls and is happy with the results.

Satisfying Results

“The customer service team guided me through using the base coat from this kit on my tub surface,” says Renee. “Then I completed the project with the same color and finish as my countertop from the SpreadStone Countertop Kit.

“I love that the double sink vanity matches the bathtub. Daich Coatings products allowed me to easily change the dated 1050s pink and blue bathroom into a more contemporary style. I’m already looking around my house for the next project to tackle!”

Big Change to Small Bathroom

To get an entirely new look in a small bathroom, Susan Collins invested in SpreadStone™ Countertop Kits in Canyon Gold. Based on her first experience, the homeowner also plans to tackle the countertops in her main bathroom and kitchen in the near future.

“The Daich countertop kits are modularized and easy to use,” says Collins, a resident of Westbrook, Maine. “The kit contains everything you need for base coats, main coat, sanding and finish. We bought four kits and can’t wait to do more projects.”

For her first level small bathroom, a one-sink countertop got the new Canyon Gold stone finish.

Then, Collins stripped out the floor to the plywood, smoothed it out, and then applied a coat of the SpreadStone.

 

While SpreadStone™ Decorative Concrete Resurfacing Kits are generally not recommended for floor applications, Collins wanted the matching colors and chose to use the countertop kit.

 “This was so much fun, and so easy, that I just wanted to keep going!” says Collins. “The directions in the kit are very complete. There are also videos online for DIYers like myself!”