Overview of How to Make a DIY Concrete Countertop Using Finale
Spend a weekend, and you can have a totally transformed countertop! It’s as easy as “painting” your countertop with concrete, when you use Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System.
Here is an overview of the steps:
Day 1 (Friday night)
Clean, Scuff, Prime and Apply First Coat
- Remove sink
- Clean countertops
- Scuff countertops
- Apply Primer and wait 1 hour
- Apply first coat of Concrete
(If your laminate is damaged and needs repairs, or if you are changing the edges, you will need to allow at least a full day for these steps.)
(If you are resurfacing existing concrete countertops, follow the instructions in this article.)
Day 2 (Saturday)
Apply Second and Third Coat and Hand Rub
- Lightly hand sand first coat (minimal dust)
- Apply second coat and wait 3-6 hours until fully dry
- Lightly hand sand second coat (minimal dust)
- Apply third coat and wait 1-3 hours until 50% dry
- Hand rub third coat (no dust)
Day 3 (Sunday)
Give your freshly sealed DIY concrete countertops a day to cure before you re-caulk and re-install your sink, then use care with them for the first week.
The concrete and the sealer continue to cure and gain strength and durability that will provide you with a beautiful, functional surface for years to come.
That’s it! If you think it sounds easy, it is – like frosting a cake. Check out the full instructional videos for more information.