One of the finest countertops we received photos of this year came from a local company, William Carlisle Designs. He’s created several wood grain concrete countertops that are truly spectacular and has agreed to share some of his secrets with us.
Preparing the Mold and Pouring the Wood Grain Countertop
• Mold is made of re-sawn lumber joined together with biscuits and wood glue, clamped until dry.
• Sandblast the surface to bring out the wood grain.
• Edge grain was constructed from silicone molds cast on edges of lumber.
• Fiberglass sink mold was used for the bowl.
• Used a polyurethane to seal the wood form to prevent concrete from sticking followed with liquid form release.
• Sprayed a thin layer of countertop mix to completely cover mold to ensure good coverage over entire mold which helped prevent pinholes.
• Filled rest of mold with countertop mix and allowed to cure.
Acid Staining For a Wood Grain Concrete Countertop Look
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Decocrete – Shawnee, OK
“I appreciate the awesome team at Direct Colors for helping me achieve this end result for my customers blue pigment overlay! Once fully remodeled, this home will have a beautiful Mediterranean feel with nothing short of this floor to give it perfect focal point. Can’t wait to team up with you all on my next venture!”
“My acid stained kitchen countertops came out awesome. Since was my first experience making them, I couldn’t be any more pleased. If I end up doing more, I’ll be contacting and ordering from you guys.”
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