Acountertop is among the most prominent features of a kitchen or bathroom, the work surface around which all activities revolve. Because it’s such a central feature of the room, homeowners want a countertop that complements the interior décor. Of course, styles and tastes change over time, and that holds true for countertop designs. Countertops are used on a daily basis and subjected to a lot of wear, which can eventually require a new surface. When a homeowner wants a change to their countertop, however, they’re often confronted with the high cost of labor and materials for replacement. To provide a way to spruce up a countertop that is DIY-friendly and easy on the pocketbook, manufactur- ers have introduced a variety of coating products to renew the existing surface. Here’s a roundup of some of the options currently available.
SPREADSTONE COUNTERTOPS The SpreadStone countertop kit from Daich Coatings contains a liquid product that rolls on top of laminate surfaces and achieves the look of a speckled granite countertop. The kit it is made with real stone and goes on fast, requiring no creative skill. A mix of carefully combined stone ingredients, SpreadStone has been used for more than 20 years as a heavy-duty decorative coating for concrete floors, walls, columns and more. Now, with the Countertop Finishing Kit, SpreadStone gives a countertop excellent resistance to stains, heat, impact, abrasion and household cleaners—just what you would expect from real stone. The
SpreadStone-coated countertop. Photo © Daich Coatings