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A kitchen renovation for just $700? It can be done … just ask Ben Coles.

Ben and his wife redid their walls, cabinets and countertops for $500. Now they have the look and feel of a new kitchen. The Coles began by painting their natural oak cabinets a dark grey. Then they changed their walls from beige with natural oak trim to white walls and white trim with some light grey accents.

The next part of the project involved applying the economically-priced SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Refurbishing Kit.

Selecting SpreadStone Mineral Select

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.  Each cost-effective kit (available for $125) includes application tools and required coatings to complete 30 to 40 square feet of space. The three-step process includes applications of a stone base coat, decorative stone coat and stone clear top coat.

The product is odorless and safe-to-use in the home. Pre-mixed and ready to apply immediately, this is not a faux surface. It’s not plastic-looking and it has no harsh chemicals. The kit provides the fastest, most economical way to completely renew a countertop with a real stone surface.

The finished SpreadStone Mineral Select countertops resist heat, stains, abrasion, impact and household cleaners. Adding the ultimate touch of elegance to a room, SpreadStone Mineral Select provides a natural design sophistication to the home.

Ben’s Kitchen

“We had three surfaces to do,” says Coles, a Canadian resident. “There was the island and desk area that were in green Melamine. Then the kitchen sink was a standard white pressboard.

“I researched countertops on the Internet and the pricing was crazy — in the thousands. Some DIY kits looked nice, but were expensive. Others seemed like you’d need lots of skill and looked messy. Another involved creating a textured look with a sponge … I felt it looked very cheap. Then I saw the YouTube video for SpreadStone and it looked very easy to do with little mess at a good price.”

Once they received the SpreadStone kit, the Coles took their time with the project. After taping off all the surfaces, they applied two coats of primer. Once that cured, they applied the two stone coats and attacked the sanding. Next came the two clear coat layers, and some touch ups.

“I found the entire process was very easy to do,” says Coles. “It didn’t take any special skills at all. My wife and I are very impressed with the SpreadStone kit. The countertops look great and the Daich Coatings kit saved us thousands of dollars!”

To learn more details about SpreadStone Mineral Select product and see how easy it is to apply, click HERE.

Ben’s Tips:

  • Be gentle with the sanding. Try to use a palm sander with 120 grit sandpaper.
  • Pay extra attention to the instructions on how to do the edges of the countertop. Roll the top surface down over the edge. Only sand the edges by hand, not with the palm sander.
  • Watch the YouTube video. Seeing the steps really helps master the DIY kit.