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Kenneth Lazenby with Ken’s Custom Designs based in McAlester, OK has been in the construction industry for many years but just started his own contracting service this year. We’ve been working with him since that time and have been impressed with his ingenuity and willingness to try new things. “Concrete is one of the most durable and versatile building materials ever created and with advances in polymer technology, acid stained concrete overlay is becoming more popular for countertops, floors, patios, outdoor kitchens, driveways and more.”
Kenneth specializes in existing countertop and floor overlays. He’s using unique acid stain and concrete pigment techniques to achieve a one of a kind finish. Homeowners with old, outdated kitchen countertops put off replacing them because they don’t want to deal with the mess or take the kitchen out of commission for weeks on end. Now, with concrete overlay, old kitchen countertops can be refinished to look new again. Concrete overlay works with your current countertop surface so you don’t have to spend a fortune removing and installing new countertops.
“Kitchen countertop remodels are expensive and messy. Applying a concrete overlay to an Formica or tile countertop is easier, less expensive and produces outstanding results for the homeowner.”
Our most frequent customer request is how to create a “marbled look” on floors and countertops. Ken has really perfected this skill on kitchen countertops and recently recorded a podcast on www.directcolors.com/listen sharing tips on how to acid stain countertops yourself. “I use a marbling technique for most countertops with acid stain. I pick a base color and usually two complementing colors. I spray the lightest color first, fill in a spray pattern with the darkest color and then the medium shade. This works best if all colors stay wet.”
When asked what tools Ken used when working with an acid stain, he responded, “I use two techniques with a spray bottle. I use a spray bottle in the tightest misting position and change the distance to vary the pattern. For a veined look, I use more of a stream in places. Again keeping the colors wet they blend together and kind of take a shape of their own.”
Ken gets some beautifully unique finishes and usually topcoats his countertops using a 100% Epoxy Countertop Sealer for that deep, high gloss look.
Recent Countertop Projects by Ken’s Custom Design
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