EP. 19 diy overlay concrete countertops
STEP ONE: Mix It Up
First, Mix a batch of Henry Feather Finish to pancake batter consistancy.
STEP TWO: Spread and Smooth
Before I worried about getting the surface perfectly smooth, I first spread the concrete across counter. Once it was distributed, I went back and smoothed the concrete out, cleaning my trowel with each pass.
STEP THREE: Sand it Smooth
After the each coat dried, I sanded down the high points with 80 grit sandpaper, making sure to use light pressure.
STEP FOUR: Repeat
I applied 5 coats before my final coat.
STEP FIVE: Final Coat
Before my final coat, I sanded the entire surface with 150 grit. I used a slightly thinner final coat.
STEP SIX: Fix the Mistakes
I didn't make my final coat perfect, and I'm going to assume that most of you who also haven't worked with concrete much won't either. I filled my trowel marks with concrete.
STEP SEVEN: Sand, Sand, Sand
After the patches dried, I sanded the countertop starting with 80 grit, then 100, 150, 240, 360, 480, 600, and 900. After the final sanding, the counter should be smooth like a polished stone.
STEP EIGHT: Seal and Wax
I used a concrete sealer on the counters. I put five coats on and then put a couple of coat of carnauba wax.
That's all there is too it. This is a somewhat long process, but creates an incredible end product. Thanks for checking it out and if you have any questions, either check out my contact page, or leave a comment on my Youtube video.
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