Is Painting Countertops a Good Kind of Do-it-Yourself Project to Take On?
Lots of patience.
Plenty of time.
The proper equipment.
Are able to afford to lose some money.
Low expectations when it comes to having a durable and smooth countertop surface.
What Can Go Wrong?
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Exhaust fan for proper ventilation.
Top and base coats are combustible. The necessary precautions need to be taken.
A respirator that is NIOSH approved. A dust mask doesn’t provide adequate protection from vapors.
A 30% to 70% humidity level.
The application takes 2 to 3 days.
The finish takes 7 days to fully cure.
The kit does not contain anything that will repair missing laminate, burn marks or gouges.
The brush and roller application for the base coat is streaky and inconsistent.
More hand labor and time is needed than anticipated.
Only four or five color choices.
The color chip application through the use of a fertilizer spreader is not consistent.
The base coat needs to be wet for the color chips to stick properly. You have an approximate 20 minute window of time to roll out the base coat and have the chips stick still before the base coat begins to dry and stops being sticky.
It is recommended that you have two people to perform this application.
If the top coat or base coat runs out, you will need to purchase another whole kit.
The color chips do not evenly adhere very easily to vertical surfaces such as the back splash and edges.
The top coat isn’t waterproof. The color can become discolored or turn cloudy from standing water.
When the top coat is rolled you can easily end up with striping. This leaves you with an appearance that is uneven.
The top cost scratches easily and is soft.
The top coat tears and peels.
Countertop refinishing gives you awesome look and feel and at 25% of the cost!
DIY Kit versus
A two step cleaning process for removing grease, dirt and other kinds of contaminants from off the surface.
Repairing any missing laminate pieces, knife cuts, burn marks or any damage.
The application of two proprietary bonding agent costs to ensure the new finish sticks.
A high tech HVLP sprayer is used to apply six coats worth of 40 Natural Accent colors to ensure an even and smooth finish.
Teardown of masking materials and project area cleaned up.
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Our Unique Stone Resurfacing™ is a special process that can be used on clawfoot tubs as well as other antique fixtures such as farmhouse sinks. Our craftsmen and porcelain refinishing process are the best in the entire industry and provides a beautiful and durable restoration.
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Unique Stone Resurfacing
Unit 109 PMB 232
Sarasota, FL 34232