By Evgeniya Mikhailov. Kitchen Cabinet. Published at Friday, August 09th, 2019 - 16:11:41 PM.
Give a concrete sheen to any countertop with the easy how-to tutorial. We'll show you how to develop a finish that rivals extra weight (and the cost tag) of real concrete.
Concrete countertops are popular—they're durable, versatile and simple to decontaminate, and they produce a classy industrial vibe. But oftentimes they should be custom built for the home—meaning costs climb fast. Luckily, there's a hassle-free DIY solution: a faux-concrete finish. A rudimentary MDF countertop gets to be a facelift with the aid of a gray feather finish, sandpaper, and sealer, and we'll show you how to get the look a highly effective home.
What You Need
Before You Begin: Prep and Prime
Assemble your materials. Protect work surface and surrounding areas with plastic drop cloths. Prime MDF countertop and let dry.
Step 1: Mix Finish
Wearing safety glasses including a face mask, mix Feather Finish with water to desired consistency, following package instructions. We mixed ours in a very 5-gallon bucket using a drill and mixing attachment until it reached the consistency of toothpaste.
Step 2: Coat the Counter
Employing a putty knife, spread a thin layer of mixture within the primed MDF. Coat the very best and every side, spreading smooth. Make use of a plastic scraper to chinese junk the feel and smooth the outer lining further. Let dry 20 minutes, then smooth the perimeters that has a damp finger. Let dry.
Step 3: Sand the Surface
Sand the outer lining using 60-grit sandpaper. Wipe that has a damp cloth or clean that has a wet/dry vac.
Step 4: Repeat
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 four times. On the 4th sanding, use 220-grit sandpaper to sand the surface.
Step 5: Seal It Up
Apply five coats of satin concrete sealer utilizing a clean cloth and following manufacturer's instructions. Let dry.
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