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Kitchen Island and contrete counter

  • March 6, 2017

Tjbaum
Tjbaum
Tjbaum
Tjbaum

We installed cabinets for a much needed island but didn't want to try to match countertops with what we had. We decided to give concrete a try. It was a lot of trial and error, this was the fourth attempt before I felt like I got it right. I filled in all the air holes with a slurry mix, let it cure, sanded it, and repeated three times. Finally we stained it with malasian buff and coffee acid stain from directcolors.com then applied a Rust-Oleum gloss sealer. We are very satisfied with the results, I almost gave up on it but happy I didn't.

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  • It's great to see the entire finished result! You did a beautiful job on this. Way to stick it out and see the job through!
    By RYOBI Nation, on March 7, 2017
    • Thanks! It was quite a journey, but well worth it!
      By Tjbaum, on March 7, 2017

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Kitchen Island and contrete counter

by Tjbaum
Mar 06, 2017

We installed cabinets for a much needed island but didn't want to try to match countertops with what we had. We decided to give concrete a try. It was a lot of trial and error, this was the fourth attempt before I felt like I got it right. I filled in all the air holes with a slurry mix, let it cure, sanded it, and repeated three times. Finally we stained it with malasian buff and coffee acid stain from directcolors.com then applied a Rust-Oleum gloss sealer. We are very satisfied with the results, I almost gave up on it but happy I didn't.