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DaichCoatings SpreadStone Countertop Mineral Select Finishing Kit

Last week I embarked on a project to rejuvenate my old drab countertops with DaichCoatings SpreadStone mineral select finishes. I got my countertops prepped and sanded and proceeded with Step 1 of the Kit, which is applying two coats of the basecoat. The next day, I carried on with Step 2.

Step 2 is the exciting step of rolling some new life onto your countertops with the Stone Coating. The stone coatings are available in eleven different colors and all of them work well with any color scheme. We chose the Oyster stone color because we thought it would add more warmth and brightness to our kitchen.

SpreadStone two coats

When applying the SpreadStone they recommend using a repetitive criss-cross pattern with your roller. You’ll see the stone appear in unique patterns, just like real stone. After you finish the first coat, allow 2 hours before applying the second coat of SpreadStone. The product went on very easy and you could manipulate the stone pattern a little with the roller if you wanted. With this product, you’ll experience higher fumes and will need to open your windows or at least put on your air purifier. We did both until the fumes dissipated.

Once you’ve applied both coats of the StoneSpread, you need to allow it to cure for 24 hours. The next step is to sand the surface so you get that nice smooth, refined finish. Here’s where it went wrong for us. We used an electric sander and ended up taking too much of the StoneSpread off in multiple areas.

over sanding

So, because we sanded too much of the SpreadStone off, we had to reapply a thin coat in the areas we overworked. And then we had to wait another 24 hrs for this coat to cure before proceeding. My advice is to sand the counters by hand using finer sandpaper. Take the time to ensure all areas are smooth as you would like. The more you sand, the more you remove the textured stone finish. So we sanded by hand the next day and the results were lovely. The counters had the same beautiful characteristics as real granite with an abundance of different stone flecks. I love the look. Daich Coatings products are 100% real stone coatings made from a modified blend of stone and mineral ingredients.

Daich Coatings SpreadStone finished

After the SpreadStone has been lightly sanded, we wiped all residual dust off with a slightly damp cloth. Step 3 is the last component of the process. You will roll on two coats of the Clear Coat which adds an attractive and durable semi-gloss stain resistant finish to your countertop surface. You will have to wait about 4 hours before you apply the second coat of the Clear Coat. Then it will have to cure for another 24 hrs before you can use your counters gingerly. I found the clear coat had the strongest fumes, so I highly recommend you open your windows during and after this application.

Daich Coatings SpreadStone finished

I love, love, love the semi-gloss finish, it’s just so attractive. I haven’t added any of my appliances to the counters yet as they recommend another 7 days for the SpreadStone to cure and harden. Meaning it will be even more wear and stain resistant if we allow this curing time. So, lighter than normal use is recommended during this time. secret code: shimmering minerals.

This tough stone surface should last for years, but just like any other countertop, use sensible precautions. Do not put any hot objects on the surface. Use a cutting board to dice and slice your foods and not your new countertop. Maintenance is super easy, you just wipe it down with a wet cloth and household cleaners.

I really enjoyed the whole process of using the DaichCoating StoneSpread Kit. It’s really quite easy if you follow their clear instructions. If you are not sure, swing by their site and watch their informative video. I love the finished result and it embraced the ambiance I was looking for. Plus, it saved me lots of money. Now you can win a kit of your own and transform your own kitchen countertop.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.

75 Comments

  1. My counter top is permanently stained, burned and cut (most from before the time I moved in). I do not think replacing is within my budget but I think this would be a good way to make it more attractive until I can afford to replace.

  2. I’d like to use this on our countertop, I’m going to be refinishing the cupboards and cabinet boxes myself. Using a cool product like Daich Coatings to make the drab yellow modern would be a dream!

  3. I was showing my husband this, our counter tops I think are as old of my house which is back in the late 50’s, so our counter tops are really outdated and scratched up with chunks missing in spots, well not chunks but missing the top layer, this would be a great weekend project to extend even more life into my counter tops

  4. I would love to win this as my countertops are 1974 style, they are very old chipped and need replacing, been looking at something like this lately, sure transform an old countertop

  5. My countertop is very old and the cheapest possible, so you can see all the cuts and marks on it. I would love to refinish it as I can’t afford to replace it right now.

  6. I just repainted my kitchen and it would be great to update my kitchen counter tops too. My countertops have cut marks and are well worn and this would certainly improve the look.

  7. We need to update our kitchen but it isn’t in our budget right now. I would love to give the counter tops a makeover with Daich Coatings.

  8. This looks like a great solution to give your countertops a fresh finish.You offer the most wonderfully diverse prizes,so practical.Thank you.

  9. I am going to try this. My countertops are a mess and right now new ones are not in the budget. Hopefully I win!!

  10. BEAUTIFUL OUTCOME, LOOKS LIKE REAL GRANITE AND ON A BUDGET !! NOBODY NEEDS TO KNOW !!

    I AM SOLD!! HEADING RIGHT NOW TO DAICHCOATINGS.COM TO ORDER MINE, I AM GOING WITH VOLCANIC BLACK!

  11. I would love to win because we still have the same countertops that were in here when we bought our place and we really don’t like them much.

  12. We are trying to sell our house. We did our whole kitchen except our countertops, due to financial reasons. Would love to try this!!

  13. I loved the Butcher-block look of the kitchen counter when I toured the house. It wasn’t as lovely with close inspection when I moved in. It had used as a cutting board! I had the kitchen floor tile replace and a granite-look counter would fit very well.

  14. I really want to try this on my counters, but I am a bit scared I would find some way to goof it up, yours looks wonderful!!!

  15. Our countertops in the house we are moving into desperately need updating. This kit would be perfect for my husband and I to apply. Your end results look wonderful!

  16. I want to win this because my counters are old and need some love. They have spots where its worn right down and other spots with cut marks.

  17. I have been debating on this product for a few months now.
    One reason for our concert patio remodeling.
    And, for our counter top remodeling.

  18. We have a few spots in our kitchen that needs some love and it would be nice to give it a fresh look without being too expensive.

  19. I would love to win this kit. My countertop is very old and ugly yellow. I would love to redo it. It would make the kitchen look more modern.

  20. My vanity counter top is in dire need for a makeover to hide those ring mark and droplets that just won’t go away even after a deep cleaning

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