Two-Year Checkup

SpreadStone Shower Tile Refinishing Kit

Lisa Warner goes “all in” with her DIY home improvement projects. Just like any person, she likes to see long-term positive results from her efforts. After several years of daily use, she’s proudest of her achievements using Daich Coatings real stone products.

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Basement Transformation with Daich Coatings

When Jack Paul and his wife moved into a basement apartment at his daughter’s home, they knew the 1,600-square-foot space needed work. They turned to Daich Coatings for help turning ugly concrete and block walls into a showcase

“The walls heading down into the basement from the outside entrance needed a full transformation,” says Jack Paul, a Pennsylvania resident. “I skim coated and waterproofed the cinder blocks first. Then I used the SpreadStone Decorative Concrete Resurfacing Kit in Cold Gold on the walls and the Midnight Slate version on the stairs.

“Above the door was white painted wood. I used the gray base of SpreadStone there to create a fake keystone with c. 2018 on it, the year we moved in.”

Rolling on with RollerRock

With some product left over, Paul kept adding SpreadStone around the apartment. He applied it to the walls of a corner wine storage closet for a creative look. And now, with containers of RollerRock in hand, he plans to coat the cement floor in his utility room.

“This was my first time using Daich Coatings products and I was impressed,” says Paul. “I’m not really artistic, but watching the videos beforehand helped a great deal. “The biggest challenge was coming up with realistic-looking patterns with the flagstone tape. The flagstone tape stuck easily, but the slate tile tape didn’t stick as well. We made it work though. After completing the touch up work the project came out great. “My daughter and son-in-law really like what we’ve done with the Daich Coatings products. Before COVID, they often asked us if they could bring guests down to show off the basement transformation. These products have helped make our new living space much more appealing.”

Rolling on a New Garage Floor

Garage Epoxy Coating

Lindsey Wiese knew exactly that she wanted to do with her garage after moving into her new Austin, Texas home. Before household boxes, bikes and bins started cluttering the garage, she decided to have DaiHard® 100 epoxy coating applied to the floor.

“I wanted the garage floor to look as nice as the rest of the house,” says Wiese, the author of the Joie de Vivre blog. “Applying the coating gives it a ‘finished out,’ customized appearance.”

Cost Effective Finish

After getting professional quotes for refinishing her garage floor that “made her head spin,” Wiese selected the economical DaiHard 100 Industrial Strength Epoxy Floor Kit. Priced under $100, each kit covers 250 square feet of space. For her project, Wiese used three kits in the tan coloring. So, instead of paying thousands of dollars, the cost of her floor was just under $300.

“We found this Daich Coatings product is far superior to other DIY garage floor epoxy kits on the market,” says Wiese. “We were really unhappy with a product we used years ago on the garage floor in a former home. With DaiHard, we could immediately tell the difference in the thickness of the resin and in the glossiness of the finish.

“The added bonus is that the DaiHard surface is not slippery at all. We know people who invested in pricey garage floors that are very slippery. I’m not sure how Daich Coatings did it, but we have that high-gloss sheen without the slip risk. Plus, I love that I can run out to the garage in my bare feet and not track in dust from an unfinished concrete surface!”

Tips for Success

According to Wiese, who wrote about the resurfacing of the garage floor in her blog, preparation and patience are key.

“Getting the floor really clean before starting is essential,” says Wiese. “This means power washing and getting up all the dirt. We reviewed the prep materials from Daich Coatings carefully before starting the project.”

Wiese chose to have her painter handle the garage floor project since he had an electric floor scrubber machine and a power washer. After applying the DaiHard coating, he used an air gun sprayer to apply an even coating of the vinyl flakes.

“The product is so thick, and dries ultra-glossy,” says Wiese. “One coat is truly all you need. As a new homeowner, I found that the DaiHard 100 kit was the perfect solution for finishing off our garage.”

DaiHard 100

Unlike weaker water-based epoxies, DaiHard is a “100% solids” epoxy formula that withstands heavy-duty forklift traffic – but at a cost similar to common water-based offerings.

Available in gray or tan, DaiHard can be easily tackled as a DIY project by homeowners.
Once applied to a clean surface — using a standard paint roller or squeegee applicator — the industrial strength epoxy coating locks onto interior concrete floors with exceptional adhesion capabilities, impact and abrasion resistance.

The low-odor, zero VOC epoxy delivers professional-grade, heavy-duty performance on all types of concrete surfaces, including garage and workshop floors, laundry rooms, basements, cellars and more.

Kitchen DIY Queen

SpreadStone Countertop Refinishing Kit

Homeowner Michelle Caples recently earned a new title: Kitchen DIY Queen!

During her COVID-19 quarantine time, Michelle tackled several projects. First up, repainting her kitchen cabinets. After that, she said farewell to her old, blue Formica countertops. In just 2-1/2 days she transformed them with the SpreadStone® Countertop Finishing Kit.“After 16 long years I was so glad to get rid of those ugly blue countertops!” says Michelle, who lives in Kansas. “Now I have beautiful Onxy Fog real stone countertops that completely upgrade the look of my kitchen. I can see the shimmering mineral accents throughout the entire countertop!”

Getting Ready

After reading about our Daich Coatings products on Facebook, Michelle ordered her kit online. Then she watched our instructional videos.

“I actually watched the instructional video about 10 times!” says Michelle. “I also researched every blog post on the product to gain more tips. With that preparation, the actual application went quite smoothly.“On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the easiest possible DIY project, I give the SpreadStone Countertop Kit a 3. I impressed myself that I could make our countertops look so professional for such a reasonable price!”

Tackling a DIY Garage Floor Project During Quarantine

DaiHard Garage Epoxy Coating

Tackling a DIY Garage Floor Project During Quarantine

Like many people, John Gwinn is tired of sitting at home, doing nothing. He decided to invest his time in home improvement projects, starting with a new garage floor.

“With the corona virus, our lives were just put on hold,” says Gwinn, a resident of San Diego, Calif. “I decided this is the perfect time for home projects. I needed something to transform our sealed concrete floor so I started researching epoxy floor coatings online.


DaiHard 100, from Daich Coatings, is a significant departure from water-based epoxy floor coatings. Unlike weaker water-based epoxies, DaiHard is a “100% solids” epoxy formula that withstands heavy-duty forklift traffic – but at a cost similar to common water-based offerings.

Garage Transformation

“I wanted a finish with no hot tire pickup,” says Gwinn. “Plus our three-car garage needed a transformation. We used the tan coating and added the flakes. It’s got a great finished look. In addition, it’s impressive that the surface now resists water, salt and chemicals.”


After prepping the surface, Gwinn easily rolled on one coat of the DaiHard product. The industrial strength epoxy coating locks onto interior concrete floors with exceptional adhesion capabilities, plus impact and abrasion resistance.

Easy Application

The low-odor, zero VOC epoxy delivers professional-grade, heavy-duty performance on all types of concrete surfaces, including garage and workshop floors, laundry rooms, basements, cellars and more.

The DaiHard 100 kit (which is cost effectively priced below $90 on the Daich Coatings website and through The Home Depot online, both with free shipping) includes a cleaner to loosen dirt on the floor before applying the epoxy. The kit also includes 2.7 quarts of DaiHard epoxy resin (part A of the formula) plus one quart of DaiHard epoxy hardener (part B of the formula). The two parts are combined and then applied to the surface with either a roller or squeegee application. One roller-applied coat generally covers an area of 250 square feet.

One Kit Does It All

To add to the overall appearance of the finished floor coating, the kit includes optional decorative vinyl flakes that may be sprinkled onto the wet surface. A light and uniform layer of the broadcasted flakes will also create a slip-resistant floor. If desired, a second optional layer of available DaiHard 100 Industrial Strength Epoxy Clear Coat can also be applied over top of the broadcasted flakes the following day for a high-gloss showroom finish and even greater durability.

Transforming Ugly, Old Kitchen Countertops into Drop-Dead Gorgeous Showpieces

SpreadStone Countertop Refinishing Kit

Imagine inheriting a 1962 home that had never been renovated. Where do you start to make your mark? If you’re Stacey Cidlevicz, you start in the kitchen. And, you start with the countertops.

“The original countertops were 58 years old,” says Cidlevicz, a resident of Virginia Beach, Va. “They were lifting at the seams, chipping and peeling. The high cost of a brand new countertop would not fit our budget, so I started researching options online. That’s when I found the Daich Coatings SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit.”

Easy Kit

Cidlevicz watched the how-to videos online, read reviews and decided to tackle the DIY project. In one weekend she turned her countertops from ugly to exceptional.

“The kit was easy to use and came with everything needed to apply each coat,” says Cidlevicz. “We chose the Volcanic Black color to truly change the look of the kitchen. This was a true transformation that took place right before our eyes.

“To preserve the beauty, we applied the epoxy coating to the finished countertops. Then we started other changes and upgrades in the kitchen. Now it’s one of my favorite rooms in the house!”

Fast Transformations

Kristina Bomberger understands the frustration of having an old, ugly kitchen countertop. Hers were from the early 1990s. She had Formica countertops covered with stick-on paper.

“I have children at home plus parents and everyone is always using the kitchen,” says Bomberger, a resident of Bend, Ore. “The video instructions for the countertop kit made it very easy to know exactly what I needed to do and when. This was a simple DIY project with big results. The Natural White countertop just sparkles!”

Now that Bomberger has successfully tackled her kitchen countertops, she’s on to other remodeling challenges. “I’m looking at the Daich stone coatings for other surfaces throughout my home,” says Bomberger. “This is fairly addictive. You see great results very quickly and can truly transform different parts of the home!”

Real Roll-On Stone Coatings

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 proprietary stone technology used in the SpreadStone kit allows homeowners to make easy — and cost effective — upgrades to surfaces like bartops, tables, vanities and countertops. The kit comes in 10 decorative colors and sells for $125 online. Each kit covers up to 40 square feet of surfaces space.


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. The finishes are essentially odorless and come pre-mixed and ready to apply immediately, with no harsh chemicals.

Easy DIY Countertop Transformation

SpreadStone Countertop Refinishing Kit

If you think tackling new countertops as a DIY project is too hard for you, think again. Take it from influencer Michelle Felux with Breaking Down the Box. She was surprised at how easy it was to transform her countertops with our SpreadStoneMineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit.

“I expected the application would be a lot more challenging than it was,” says Felux. “When I actually started tackling this project, it was really easy to achieve the look I was going for!”

The “look” she wanted was to transform her old Formica countertops into true accents for her refurbished kitchen. Out of the 10 colors available, Felux selected the Natural White stone color. The SpreadStone is a dynamic multi-colored decorative stone finish that provides mineral accents and color highlights found in natural mined rock. So, along with the white base, Felux now has real stone accents in her countertop.

“On a DIY scale, I’d say this is a ‘1 or 2’ for the entire project,” says Felux. “It was really very easy. I love the shimmering mineral accents that stand out and make this countertop so unique. This product immediately changed the look of my kitchen.”

Standing Up to Family Life

For Felux, who wrote about the project in her blog, it wasn’t just about getting a new look for her countertops. It was about getting a surface that could stand up to the constant demands of family life.

“I have a toddler,” says Felux. “Sometimes she is not the nicest with our kitchen counters. However, the countertops have not chipped or warped in any way during the past few months. The Daich Coatings surface is holding up really well — to heat, liquids, stains and rough treatment!”

Easy Steps

Because Felux has a full house, she decided not to take her entire kitchen out of commission to do the project in one weekend. Instead, she tackled half one weekend, allowing the family to use the other half. Then she switched the next weekend.

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 (priced at $125 or less on our website) makes it easy and inexpensive to change the color whenever you like to suit changes in your home’s decor in the future.

Tips from Felux

“Having some counter space available for our on-the-go family to still be able to use was critical for us,” says Felux. “In a household that’s less active, the entire project could definitely be tackled in one weekend.”

One final tip from Felux: wear a respirator when you sand the surface during the prep stage. “The dust masks do an OK job,” says Felux. “However, a respirator gives you the best fit and cleanest breathing air for the fine dust. Otherwise, you’ve got everything you need in the kit to easily transform your countertop!”

Try your hand at this easy DIY project. See the instructional video that shows how easily you too can change the look of your home’s countertops with real stone coatings!

Chase Away Inside Blues with Interior Wall and Tile Refinishing Projects

Bored with your interior walls? Say farewell to ugly tiles and worn-out wallpaper.

Keep busy while at home with an easy DIY project that transforms your interior walls. At Daich Coatings we offer two different ways to enhance your interior walls with a wide variety of finish options. 

Read on to discover how you can:

  1. Use textured brushes to make your walls look like smooth polished marble, natural suede, parchment, dream lace or linen.
  2. Roll on a premium stone or porcelain finish right over existing tiles in a shower, countertop or kitchen backsplash.

Rolling on Wall Finishes

VertiStone® Roll-On Wall Texture uses a unique stone coating technology that adds natural textured beauty to your walls in just minutes. Without mixing, prep work or multi-step labor-intensive processes, VertiStone quickly transforms a room.

Use decorative textured brushes to get different finishes. You can make your walls look like smooth polished marble, natural suede, parchment, dream lace or linen!

 “Textured magic happens on walls so easily when using VertiStone,” says Peter Daich, president of Daich Coatings. “This is a DIY dream project. Just pop the lid from the can and roll on beautiful walls.”

Outstanding Colors

VertiStone tints to thousands of colors and can be applied directly onto drywall, block, masonry and concrete surfaces. Designed for both interior and exterior use, the fast-drying finish features extremely low VOCs and is odorless. The breathable finish does not encourage mold and mildew, so it can be used in high humidity areas of the home, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

 “One of the most unique ways to use VertiStone is to tape off different sections of a wall in a grid pattern,” says Daich. “Then, once the finish is applied and dries, simply remove the tape. You’ll immediately have the effect of real tile.”

Covering Up Old Tile

If you’re looking to cover up tile that’s already in place, SpreadStone Wall Tile Refinishing Kit can handle the job.

“Sometimes the look of a tile gets old and dull,” says Daich. “Other times the grout is stained or you just want a change.

“This DIY kit project is fast and easy. It can be done on tiles in bathrooms and shower areas, on a kitchen backsplash, as an accent wall tile or even on decorative columns.”

All-in-One Kit

The SpreadStone kit includes everything you need to roll on a premium stone or porcelain finish. Starting with a bond coat and stone coating, the existing tile surface is completely covered. A stone accent coat is then applied with a textured roller. Following that, a stone highlight coat is applied. Finally, a stone clear coat is added to seal the finish.

Your new SpreadStone surface on the tiles is hard and durable. It also provides a waterproof barrier. The coatings resist cleaning chemicals, mold and mildew for long-term beauty. All the water-based products are odorless with fast drying times and come in 20 different colors.

“The SpreadStone pre-mixed formula makes it easy to tackle this project like a professional,” says Daich. “By following a few easy steps you can quickly say farewell to dirty grout lines and old-fashioned tiles in just a weekend. And, best of all, this kit is just a fraction of the price that you’d pay to replace your old tiles!”