EZ Top Countertop Resurfacing - The Stamp Store Shares Countertop Resurfacing Secrets
(United States, Oklahoma City, July 5, 2011) Remodeling - Keep it simple. Keep it inexpensive. Use remodeling to get the most out of what you have. Take the focal point of the kitchen, countertops. Time takes its toll on them. Resurface countertops and your kitchen gets a quick and inexpensive face lift. The Stamp Store saw the need and demand. They set their labs in to action to develop a solution. The end result was the EZ Top Countertop Resurfacing System.
Created for do-it-yourself home owners and contractors, EZ Top Countertop Resurfacing System was designed for an inexpensive, quick weekend project that anyone can do. "EZ Top Countertop Resurfacing System allows almost any countertop material, including, Formica, laminate, tile, marble, corian, granite or other to be completely resurfaced and renewed with a durable, modern surface finish" says General Manager Coyne Edmison. "SS Specialties offers contractors and do-it-yourselfers an easy to install option for any countertop renovation" he states. "I even have it in my own home."
From kitchens to bathrooms, The Stamp Store has shared their tips for countertop resurfacing projects that can easily be applied on other remodeling projects.
Countertop Resurfacing - Prepping the Area
- Use light weight plastic sheets to protect walls and cabinets and walls, with a heavier weight plastic for floors to create a seamless envelope to work in. Let plastic sheets hang as wells, leaving an overlapping section untapped so that you can walk through but dust is contained.
- Don’t use duck tape. Use blue tape to hold plastic in place.
- Turn off heating/cooling system so that it is not blowing dust during work.
- Make sure to use eye protection.
- Use a mask so you are not breathing in dust (with 2 straps)
Countertop Resurfacing – Prepping Countertop
- Remove unwanted material such as backsplashes and molding. A handy tool to we like to use is the Oscillating Multi Max.
- Raised edges can be removed with a sander.
- Have someone next to you running a shop-vac catching dust from the belt sander.
- For profiling, using a sander, roughing up countertop surfaces which helps create a mechinical bond with the new surfacing.
- Make sure to remove all dust and particles from counter surfaces.
Countertop Resurfacing – Priming & Bonding
- Wear gloves.
- Use a brush or roller to prime every inch of surface, tops, sides and bottoms
- Mix colors to make more uniformly before mixing into base.
- Keep good notes on how much you added and how much base for uniform colors.
- Wash anything that gets on your skin with clean water.
- For the bond coat, spread thinly but uniformly and evenly with a trowel. If it starts to get sticky, lightly spray some diluted polymer not water to keep moist. Water will weaken slurry.
- Don’t worry if there are small lumps. After the surface hardens, it can be sanded smooth.
- Keep the trowel clean with a damp rag.
- Clean your tools.
- Allow to harden overnight.
Countertop Resurfacing – Top Coat
- Make sure surface is hardened.
- Use a sander to smoother out bumps.
- Clean surface.
- Sprits surface lightly with water.
- Get top coat as smooth as you can.
- Sprits with polymer as coat starts to harden to allow trowel to move smoothly over surface. Remember not to use water.
- Keep your trowel clean with a damp rag.
- Let harden overnight
Countertop Refinishing - Finishing
- Sand to smooth.
- Keep in mind that not all protective coatings and seals are created equal. Acrylic concrete sealers, water proofing agents, wax, etc are not efficient protectors and will still allow staining. The Stamp Store prefers SS Water Based Urethane 60 for a protective coating.
Remember you a get more out of what you have by giving it a face lift. The cost savings are incredible. To find out more about the EZ Top Resurfacing System for countertops, contact The Stamp Store.