Stains. Lots of them … that’s what Davina Bell kept finding on her white Formica countertop. It was those stains that finally led her to explore options for redoing her kitchen countertops.

“I’m a ‘cosmetic DIYer’ in my house,” says Bell, a resident of Colorado. “I’ve painted my home interior walls, laid flooring and tiled. When I located the SpreadStone Mineral Select countertop kits online I knew this was the perfect project for our kitchen.”

Cost-Effective Countertop Solution

With a limited budget for her makeover, Bell did her research, ordered the kit and epoxy coating. Then she watched the Daich video showing installation tips. Within one weekend, she got rid of the ugly Formica counter and replaced it with a Volcanic Black SpreadStone countertop.

The SpreadStone Mineral Select Kits can transform existing countertops of laminate, cultured marble, Formica and other solid surfaces. The result is a dynamic multi-colored decorative stone finish that provides shimmering mineral accents and color highlights found in natural mined rock.

With the proprietary stone technology from Daich Coatings, homeowners can get exciting decorative option for enhancing their home interior. In just one weekend, worn-out vanities, bartops, countertops and tables can be turned into luxurious stone surfaces.

“Family members are surprised and jealous about my ‘new’ countertops,” says Bell. “My son and his wife just spent $8,000 for quartz countertops in their home — and he was really impressed with the results of this kit. The very reasonable cost of the Daich Coatings kit was totally worth the results.”

Finishing Off the Kitchen

  Bell’s “new” countertop was the final piece in her kitchen remodel. She had previously redone the floors with peel-and-stick planks and repainted the room.

“My new countertops are amazing,” says Bell. “The transformation from the ugly white Formica to the sleek new black countertops is so impressive. I just can’t stop running my hands over them whenever I walk into the kitchen!”

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.

Davina’s Tips:

  • Follow the directions and take your time.
  • Try using 180 grit sandpaper on your last pass to get the finished product as smooth as possible.
  • Be generous with the epoxy on the top to get a mirror smooth finish.

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