Countertops Give New Look to Older Manufactured Home.

When Terri Carter purchased her manufactured home in 2013, she immediately started some affordable DIY renovations. First up, transforming the ugly, worn-out red, green and cream Formica countertops throughout the home with real stone countertops.

“Older manufactured homes are notoriously famous for using lower grade materials and color choices that look seriously dated by today’s standards,” says Carter, whose manufactured home in Washingtonville, N.Y. was built in 1994. “Both bathrooms and the kitchen countertops were in desperate need of being brought up to a more modern look.”

The Solution

For Carter and her daughter Emily, the solution came in the form of SpreadStone™ Mineral Select™ Countertop Refinishing Kits from Daich Coatings.

“Everything we needed was in that kit,” says Carter. “I chose the Ivory tone for all three countertops to give some unity to my home interior. It’s a beautiful neutral color that works well with my furnishings.” Carter and Emily decided to do all three countertops at one time. They started with step one for each surface. Then they circled back and proceeded in a “round robin” way to complete the entire project.

“Being a single mom, getting the best value for my dollar without sacrificing quality is a top priority for me,” says Carter. “This SpreadStone Mineral Select kit was affordable and easy to do!”

“I was amazed at how beautiful the results were, especially since this was a DIY kit. They provided everything I needed to tackle this job plus easy-to-follow instructions. In just one weekend we had three new countertops. If you can use a paint brush and roller, than you can give your countertops a whole new look.”

Long-Term Success

“The results speak for themselves,” says Carter. “These countertops get used multiple times every day. Yet, they still look as beautiful as the day we finished them — and that was seven years ago!”

The SpreadStone Mineral Select kit comes in 10 decorative colors: Onyx Fog, Oyster, Canyon Gold, Mantle Stone, Natural White, Coriander Cream, Sundance, Volcanic Black, Iron Stone and Lodestone. The older color of Ivory selected by Carter would now be considered the Oyster color offering.

Each cost-effective kit includes application tools and required coatings to complete 30 to 40 square feet of space. The three-step process includes odorless applications of a stone base coat, decorative stone coat and stone clear top coat. The finished countertops resist heat, stains, abrasion, impact and household cleaners.

“My problem of inheriting dated, old mobile home countertops was solved by Daich Coatings,” says Carter. “I am thoroughly impressed with the quality and affordability of this countertop product. Seven years later and they still look brand new!”

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