Back in the 1940s and 1950s, Formica® countertops started popping up in new homes across America. Unfortunately, they’re still in many homes.
“My countertops were standard Formica and not in good shape,” says Christy Duggan, a Mississippi homeowner. “This year we decided to redo our kitchen, and I knew they had to go!”
As Duggan researched her options and watched YouTube videos, she found the SpreadStone™ Countertop Finishing Kit most appealing.
“The Daich Coatings kit stood out both in ease-of-use and the look of the final product,” says Dugan. “Plus it fit from a budget standpoint. We had priced out new countertops and they were expensive.
“To replace my countertops the product would be about $1,000 and my husband Matt and I would have to do all the installation labor. Instead, we invested $250 for two SpreadStone kits, and it was half the amount of work.”
Tips for Success
Using the Bright White finish, the Duggans got to work. Matt and Christy invested a full day in prep of the countertops to make sure they were ready to accept the SpreadStone product.
“Take time with your prep work,” says Duggan. “We used Bondo® to cover the seams, small holes and some soft spots on the countertop. After sanding them smooth, we easily applied the base coat, stone coating and clear coat. It just takes time in between the steps for them to cure.”
With their new countertops complete, the Duggans finished the kitchen overhaul by painting cabinets, replacing the sink and faucet, and installing new appliances.
“The overall appearance of the SpreadStone finish is stunning,” says Duggan. “There are no more seams, the countertop is shiny, and the feel and texture are perfect. I’m completely impressed with the results.
“This was a full weekend project, but it was easy for a DIYer. The results are beyond my expectations. We have enough left in our second kit that I plan to cover the bathroom vanity.
“I think I’m addicted to Daich Coatings. We’re even talking about resurfacing a small outdoor kitchen space and a counter on the deck!”