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Nick Pennell took a leap of faith. And it successfully brought him from a dark kitchen to a bright, welcoming kitchen!

            “I had a Forest Green countertop with an oak wood trim,” says Pennell, a resident of Davisburg, Michigan. “It made the entire kitchen dark and I couldn’t stand it.

“I researched all types of counter top kits and found the SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refinishing Kit on the Home Depot website. I liked the idea of ground-up stone in the Natural White coating. I’m really pleased with the results.”

Easy and Fast

            A big reason Pennell selected the Daich Coatings product is because of how easy it is to use.

“I’m not an artistically creative person,” says Pennell. “The idea of creating swirls and adding paint chips that were required in other products had me nervous. However, I can use a brush and roller, which is all that was needed with the SpreadStone kit. That definitely fit my comfort level.”

            The Natural White countertop kit arrived with all application tools and required coatings to transform 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.

           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 upgrade for countertops.

Planning More Projects

“This is a product I strongly believe in,” says Pennell. “I’m now looking into the

SpreadStone Wall Tile Refinishing Kit for another project. I’m so impressed with the Daich Coatings products that I’m actively searching around my house for projects.

            “In the meantime, my kitchen transformation is terrific. It’s no longer a dark area of the home. The Natural White countertops give the room a more open and inviting feeling. This was a terrific and cost effective project for our home!”

Tips from Nick

            From his experience with the SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Kit, Pennell offers these tips to people tackling their own countertop revival:

  • Take your time to prep well and carefully apply the painters tape. Don’t speed up this process because it’s really important to the final success.
  • Sand, sand, sand. Make sure the surface is clean of dust between every coat.
  • Give the clear coat plenty of time to dry before removing the tape. Also, score the corners gently with a knife before you remove the tape. Then take the tape off slowly and carefully.