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DIY Concrete Countertops Finishing Steps And Total Cost



I just pried it away from the concrete carefully, then bent it down towards the floor and it eventually snapped off. I prefer a more natural look, but if you prefer a more perfect finish (like a polished granite), concrete can be smoothed and shined to a super smooth, glass-like finish using a wet grinder. I guess that’ll take a while until you’ve painted the cabinets?

I wouldn’t want to take the chance of getting any of that dry concrete dust mixed in with my wet paint.


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The black forms will stay in place, but they’ll be completely covered by the sink once it’s in place. Those are removable once the countertops are finished, leaving a smooth concrete edge around the sink opening. He did all of the mixing, and then we both lifted, carried, and poured each bucket of concrete. So, yeah…concrete countertops aren’t just for modern interiors anymore. Oh, and the appliances in and the dishes back where they should be!

I could ensure that my existing cabs would be strong enough to hold the concrete, and prevent them from cracking later on.

I thought that you will eventually have a concrete edge there?

I will have to take up all of the plastic and paper, and then put down all new covering before painting, though. Any cautions about spilling red wine or staining liquid?

The frequency of resealing depends on the amount of usage the countertops get. The patience you had in doing this is amazing and the end product seems to be well worth all of the work!

I wonder how often the counters will have to be sealed and how stain resistant they will be. And thanks for sharing all the trials, tribulations and successes with us. And they just looked so hard and cold and gray…like concrete. When you can put an ogee edge or another type of more traditional edge on the countertops, it really changes the look and makes it more fitting for other styles of interiors. You’ve made something you’ll always love and that makes your home more valuable to anyone (not that you want to move).





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Concrete actually weights just a bit less than a piece of granite of the same size and thickness. You truly are an inspiration to women everywhere!

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