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Tools and Supplies Needed for Application of
Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System

Please note: Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System is no longer available due to supply chain problems.

Instructional videos are still available here.

Finale DIY Concrete Countertop System uses simple tools that you likely already have at home. Some items you may need to purchase from Amazon or a home center. Amazon links are provided for some items.

Personal protection:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Dust mask (must be a real, construction grade N95 mask)

Cleaning products:

  • Household all-purpose detergent/cleaner such as Windex, Simple Green or similar
  • Paper towels
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Vacuum cleaner/shop vacuum

Prep tools:

  • Screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches, pliers (to remove sink)
  • Utility knife or box cutter (to cut caulk from wall and to score damaged laminate)
  • Putty knife or metal scraper (to scrape off caulk)

Repair materials (If you need to fill chips, gaps, holes, seams):

Replacement materials (necessary only if part of laminate countertop needs replacing):

  • Oscillating multitool
  • Plywood
  • Exterior deck screws

Surface preparation:



  • 1/4” or 3/8” nap roller (DO NOT use this roller for sealer application.)
  • 1” paint brush

Concrete mixing:

Concrete application:


Craftsman Random Orbit Sander

3 amp, model CMEW231

Cuisinart Hand Mixer

5 speed, model HM-50 Power Advantage

60 Grit Sandpaper Disks for Random Orbit

Epoxy Putty

if needed for laminate repair

220 Grit Sandpaper

As an alternative to the sanding sponge, you can purchase sandpaper, cut it, and wrap it around the 60 grit Diamond Hand Pad included in the Kit.

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