A Concrete Countertop is a Durable, Yet Beautiful Way to Enhance your Kitchen
Scope of Project — Poured, Acid Stained Kitchen Concrete Countertop
Jack Jones, a general contractor from Genesee, Pa., had been interested in using concrete countertops for years, but many of his clients shied away from it. When it came time to remodel his kitchen, he had the opportunity to build one.
The largest piece is just over 4′ wide and almost 9′ long at the longest point. Mr. Jones ground and polished the surface to expose the aggregate and used Coffee Brown Acid Stain to color the concrete, and sealed it with 550 Water-Based Polyurethane Concrete Sealer. For best results, prime the surface with a coat of DCI Water Based Sealer before the applying the polyurethane.
“It amazes me how beautiful concrete can be. This is a material that most people think of as bland, boring, and almost exclusively utilitarian,” Jack Jones said. “When it came time to remodel my own kitchen it finally gave me the opportunity to build one. I have gotten loads of compliments. And after a year and a half of hard use, I’m convinced that this is a product I can confidently offer my customers.”
“Ive been a customer of yours for a few years now, and very satisfied with your products! I am an Artist, and have been specifically using your concrete pigment. Ive found very much success in using these pigments and being able to experiment blending various pigments together creating colors not in your pigment color chart. Im reaching out to thank you for your product. It has made all the difference in my concrete sculpture. Please check out my work at www.oliviabonilla.net. All “cupcakes” sculptures are made out of concrete using your pigments!!”
Olivia B. – Old Saybrook, CT
“I love my floor!!! I am a 50 yr old lady that acid stained my floors with DCI Concrete Acid Stain! My son helped with the grinder type of machine I rented, but I did all the rest myself! Lots of work but I love the results. The people at Direct Colors were so helpful, I am ready to do more!”
Allison L. – Hesperia, CA
“I’ve sent pictures of the concrete acid stain colors and design detail on our master bedroom to inspire your DIY customers. Thanks for the outstanding service Direct Colors staff provided me when I started this project.”
Carlos T. – Lakeland, FL
“A great EASY DIY alternative is to do concrete overlay on your existing countertops. Direct Colors has a great concrete overlay product that works for countertops/floors/anywhere. The resources section even has a step by step DIY manual. We had this done on our floors because we didn’t want the mess and expense of concrete staining and polishing and they have held up beautifully for 15 years with lots of heavy traffic, dogs and general abuse. The base overlay comes in white or gray and can be tinted (if wanted).”
Cathy S. – Antioch, CA
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