Monday, April 17, 2017

DIY Concrete Over Laminate Countertops Using Feather Finish

Hey, Everyone! I'm so excited to share my concrete countertops with you! I've been wanting to do this forever. The hunter green had to go!

I have done tons of research and felt like this was the best, budget-friendly option I could find for up-dating laminate countertops. I made a video to share the whole process with you.



I'm not a professional and this was my first time trying this. So, your results may vary.


Check out this awesome green sink! It was sure heavy to take out. I'm surprised how much I love my new faucet.


The main steps are:
1. Prepare your home for dust & concrete.
2. Sand & clean your countertop to accept the feather finish.
3. Apply feather finish in about 4 thin, even layers.
4. Let it dry about 3 hours between layers.
5. Sand & clean your countertop between layers.
6. Apply 2 coats of 511 Impregnator about 1 hour apart. Cure for 24 hours.
7. Apply 3 coats of Safecoat Acrylaq in even strokes.
8. Let it dry about 3 hours between coats.
9. Sand between coats. But, not after final coat.
10. Cure for 24 hours.

I go through the entire process quite thoroughly in the video. So, I won't write too much more about it here. I also share the top 3 things I'd do differently.


One of my favorite things is how the white outlets blend in so much better with the white backsplash instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.


I can't take credit for the original idea. Check out these other great blogs to read about their experiences:
1. Young House Love - Process >> Young House Love - Sealing Countertops
2. A Beautiful Mess >> A Beautiful Mess Using Ghostshield
3. Kara Paisley Designs
4. Design, Dining, Diapers
5. Little Green Notebook
6. Blesser House

If you decide to take a crack at this, please leave a comment with your tips. Good luck!

3 comments:

  1. How much was the total cost?

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  2. How much was the materials for just the countertops? Not the backsplash or sink?

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    1. I can't remember exactly how much we spent. I think it was close to $200 for the countertop & backsplash supplies. The new sink, faucet, plumbing stuff about $200-$300 on top of that.

      To give you an idea, at the time I purchased, feather finish was about $17 per box at Home Depot, the Safecoat Acrylaq was about $54 on Amazon, 511 Impregnator was $33 at Home Depot, & paint was about $20 +/-. We also got masks, sandpaper, caulk, and a bunch of other things you might have on hand. But, we ended up returning several unused boxes of feather finish after the fact too. I hope that helps.

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