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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!