Stone Coat Countertop One Year Review~ Living with Epoxy Countertops ~ Simply Summer morgan
Hey guys! Today is the day! I’m reviewing my Epoxy counter-tops I did last summer. You can read my original post here. *Before you read any further, I need to put a warning for this…
DAICH SpreadStone Mineral Select 1 qt. Oyster Countertop Refinishing Kit-DCT-MNS-OY - The Home Depot
SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Finishing Kit is real stone in a unique three-step system that adds an elegant new surface to existing laminate kitchen and bath countertops - as well as old kitchen tabletops, bar tops, coffee tables and other surfaces. The complete process is fast and simple, requiring no special tools or time-consuming creative skills to achieve outstanding results. Simply roll on each layer as directed to achieve decorative and lasting functional surfaces fast…
19. Comparison of Daich Coatings (Beauti-Tone by TechStone / Spreadstone) Countertop Refinishing Kit original orange-peel gloss and the finish after wet-sanding and buffing. Did I need the extra work? No. But I didn't want to live with a finish I disliked. I would highly recommend the Daich Coatings product because it really does look like polished stone. For me, the gloss and texture didn't cut it. Wet sanding and buffing was the only way to go. Each 3 ft section took about an hour.
11. So how do you get rid of a glossy or orange peel finish without ruining it? Wet-sanding. You need 220, 400, and 600 grit WET-DRY sandpaper (auto-body), 0000 steel wool (4-zero is what they call it), a water bottle, and some liquid soap. Now, this countertop had 3 full coats of the Daich Coatings product, plus around 6 coats of the gloss finish. I was not concerned about taking off too much.
20. Wet-sanded and steel-wool buffed finish after using Daich Countertop Refinishing Kit (Spreadstone in the US, Beauti-Tone by TechStone in Canada) in Ivory. Well worth the extra effort. I hope Daich comes up with a way to achieve this finish with the kit itself, because it creates such a superior polished stone look that nobody who tried this would feel cheated out of a "better" option. I'm incredibly impressed. Might use a carnauba wax to finish it off.
18. Daich Coatings (Beauti-Tone by TechStone, or Spreadstone) Countertop Refinishing kit in Ivory after wet-sanding and buffing the orange-peel gloss clearcoat. Far superior in appearance and texture than before, but also WAY better than the competitors because of the natural stone content. The tiny divots make it look even more like real polished stone. Plus it's easier, even after this step, it's cheaper, and more environmentally responsible.
12. To take the gloss off a finish, give the countertop a good spritzing of water, and a drop of soap to keep the surface lubricated. Start with the 220 grit waterproof paper. I cut the sheet in 4 and folded a quarter sheet in half, flipping over throughout the sanding. Work in even, steady circles. USE A VERY LIGHT TOUCH. You will feel the texture and resistance change under your fingertips as you go.
14. After the final sanding to get rid of orange-peel gloss after refinishing a laminate countertop. It is dull, smooth as glass, with a bit of dimpling where the original gloss shows through - which looks a bit like the reflective flecks that glitter in natural stone, so I liked it and didn't sand any further.
17. The line where the sanded surface meets the steel-wool buffed surface. The end result is a satiny finish, absolutely smooth, and gives the Daich Coatings (Beauti-Tone by TechStone or Spreadstone) Countertop Refinishing product the high-end feel and appearance of a manufactured or composite stone. It would be hard to look at this surface and mistake it for laminate.
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13. Wipe down after each sanding until there is no more grit. I did about a three foot section at a time, working L-R with a quarter sheet of the 220, wiped, then went R-L with a second quarter sheet. When I felt no more resistance, I moved on to the 400 grit.
16. The only thing left is to start buffing with the 0000 steel wool. Wet the surface and start working in even circles. You can also add a drop of soap. This takes some patience and a firm grip. Because it's steel wool, contact with water will cause rusting. Rinse the pad regularly to get the discoloration out. After the wet-buffing, wipe the countertop and go over it again with a dry steel wool pad.