Did you know you can resurface laminate countertops using common painting tools in just one weekend? 

The LuxROCK Solid Surface Granite Countertop Kit is a DIY option to add a granite surface over laminate, concrete, plywood, MDF, stone, pre-coated and solid surface countertops, tables and vanities. 

The LuxROCK Solid Surface Granite Countertop Kit contains real stone. (Daich Coatings)

LuxROCK is a functional and decorative blend of real stone, with stunning mineral highlights. Named after real granite stones, the colors available in the LuxROCK kits include Galaxy Black, Platinum White, Basalt Mist (a dark gray), Crystal Quartz (a light gray) and Carrara (a creamy beige).

Each kit covers 40 square feet and retails for $299 — making it an easy and economical way to switch to a new look and color without a long wait time.

Everything you need is in the kit! So all you need is the desire to add authentic stone elegance to your countertops and more!

How to Resurface Laminate Countertops

A mini roller is perfect for applying the primer coat. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Step 1: Prime

Before applying the primer, clean the laminate countertop and use masking tape around the perimeter to protect the walls. 

Use a brush to apply the primer around the edges and a roller to apply it to the large areas.

It’s easy to spread the stone coat using a wide brush. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Step 2: Apply Stone Coat

Once the primer has dried, apply the thicker stone coating with a brush. The trick here is to stir the mixture well and ensure that the pieces of stone in it are distributed evenly across the surface. 

After the first stone coat has dried, apply a second coat of the stone material before you let it cure for 24 hours. 

Sanding the stone coat exposes the minerals in the coating as it smooths the surface. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Once the stone coat has cured, sand the surface using a random orbital sander with paper starting at 120-grit, followed by 180-grit. This process exposes the minerals in the coating as it smooths the surface. 

After sanding, remove all of the dust from the surface.

For a thick epoxy layer, pour it first, then use a roller to even it out. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Step 3: Apply Epoxy Coating

Next, apply the two-part epoxy coating. This layer is designed to be thick, so pour it on the surface before spreading it with the roller. 

Once the epoxy cures for 24 hours, wet sand the countertop with 400-grit paper to remove tiny blemishes and bubbles on the surface. 

The polyurethane sealer protects the surface and enhances the shine. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Step 4: Apply Polyurethane Sealer

After a thorough washing, apply two coats of a clear polyurethane sealer to the surface to protect it and enhance its shine.

Watch the video above to learn more!

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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