Direct Colors Has Everything for White Concrete Countertops!
White is the “In” Thing for Countertops, Firepits, Concrete Tables and More!
We receive a lot of requests for white concrete countertops. White is a popular color for kitchen tops as well as bathroom vanities but it’s not always easy find the materials you need to make a truly white countertop. In order to get a brilliant white color, you’ll need to begin with either a white concrete countertop mix or concrete overlay. Unfortunately, white concrete mixes are often hard to find locally, but Direct Colors has them! We offer both a white countertop mix and overlay if you’re refinishing an existing countertop. We also recommend adding our TiO2 White Concrete Pigment to the mix for the most brilliant white finish possible.
Can I use a Gray Countertop Mix and Still Get a White Color?
No, a truly white color can only be achieved using a concrete countertop mix containing white Portland cement. White concrete pigment can be added to gray countertop mix to create an ashen color (Ash TiO2-5lb.) but not a white (Pearl TiO2-5lb). TiO2 White Concrete Pigment is a powdered pigment and should be mixed into the either the countertop mix or overlay prior to applying.
What Options do I Have for an Existing Countertop I’d like to Make White?
If you have a gray concrete countertop, you have a couple of options for a white outcome. First, you could try our white tinted concrete sealer. If you’re after a solid look, this might be the fastest and least expensive option. Once you’ve applied the tinted sealer, topcoat the countertop with either a polyurethane or epoxy finish for best results. You might even consider a Pearl metallic pigment in your epoxy countertop sealer for a little shimmer and a touch of class if you’re so inclined. We offer complete kits for countertops including each of the products mentioned as well.
Second, existing Formica countertops can be refinished using a white concrete overlay. We have several how-to videos available for preparing, overlaying and sealing countertops that demonstrate the technique and products. TiO2 white concrete pigment color packs can also be added to overlay for a brilliant white finish.
What’s the Best Sealer for White Concrete Countertops?
We encourage customers with white countertops to apply a polyurethane sealer for greater durability, chemical and stain resistance. Direct Colors offers High Gloss, Glossy and Matte polyurethane sealer options for indoor or outdoor countertops. If using an epoxy, keep in mind that the sealer will yellow over time when exposed to direct sunlight. Epoxy countertop sealers should never be used outdoors but should be used with caution on indoor white countertops where direct sunlight might be an issue.