Updating counter tops
I just brushed it on evenly and let it cure to a hard, glossy topcoat.I didn’t think I would like a gloss finish originally but I absolutely love how this final step looks. Normally, I’m all about the distressed look, but it really took me a day or two to get used to the character in the concrete.Considering the week-long ordeal in getting the snafu straightened out, they came out amazing.All in all, the final cost was about 0 for all 60 square feet of our countertops.And my super sweet best-hubby-ever said, “I’ve got this. I’ll take care of the kiddo and put on the first coat of these countertops.” Like straight out of a Ryan Gosling meme, I tell ya.So then I went skipping out the door before he could wise up and change his mind because HALLELUJAH! But when I got home, and it was time for the sanding step, here’s what we were faced with.I do travel for work quite a lot and I intentionally pick a hotel with gym facilities but never in my life - AS A HOTEL GUEST/ RESIDENT, l have to pay to use the hotel facilities.
What also amazed me is - as a hotel guest, you will need to pay more than 20K KRW per usage to access the gym !!??
I just followed the directions on the back and waited 24 hours between each coat.
After the 511 Impregnator had set in for 24 hours, I brushed on 3 coats of the Safecoat Acrylacq 24 hours apart and followed the directions on the back for applying it.
It turned out, I didn’t inform Robert that we needed to apply the concrete in a thin even coat and follow it with another coat or two after that.
He just slapped the stuff on there, spread it out, and laid it on really THICK. And he used this trowel at first thinking it was the best tool for the job, but we later figured out that was a little part of the problem. And I felt terrible for not communicating the whole process better to Robert.
After the big sand-a-thon, it ended up looking like this. So to fix the problem, I got the first humpy bumpy layer as smooth as I could manage and applied 3 MORE COATS the right way over the course of the NEXT 3 DAYS, sanding each layer to help level the counters in between as I worked. It was better to wait about an hour or two after the coat on the countertop was dry before applying it to the sides so that I wouldn’t remove any from the top that I’d already smoothed out.