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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.)

Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System Process - Day 1

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)
Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System Process - Day 2

Day 3 (Sunday)

Apply sealer

  • Lightly hand sand third coat (minimal dust)
  • Apply Ovation or Omega Concrete Countertop Sealer

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.

Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System Process - Day 3

That’s it! If you think it sounds easy, it is – like frosting a cake. Check out the full instructional videos for more information.

Ready to transform your countertops? Get Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System now.