Transform Your Kitchen Countertop
(ARA) - There's nothing quite
like the look of a new countertop to give a kitchen style
and personality. Perhaps that's why countertop replacement
ranked second only to cabinet replacement when homeowners
considered a kitchen remodeling project.
Unfortunately, with countertop
prices at $10 to $30 per square foot for laminate and up to
$200 per square foot for high-end granite, countertop
replacement can be a real budget buster. But what if you could
transform your outdated laminate countertop without the time,
mess or expense associated with replacing it? Now, it's easy
thanks to innovative, do-it-yourself coating systems like
Modern Masters Countertop Transformations.
"Homeowners today are looking for
countertop materials that are durable and functional, yet
appeal to their sense of style. Since the kitchen occupies a
highly visible space in most homes, some homeowners would
rather delay replacement than settle for anything less," says
brand manager Ashley Lehrmann. "Fortunately, now there's an
affordable alternative that gives old laminate countertops a
premium designer finish without the expense or mess associated
replicates the look of today's most sought after countertop
materials - like natural stone - and gives old laminate
countertops a durable finish in less than a weekend - for less
than $275. And, the system is so easy to use that anyone who
can paint can get beautiful results in three simple steps.
Step 1: Prepare the countertop
for coating: Clean your countertop thoroughly with soap and
water and wipe dry. Thoroughly sand the surface with the
diamond embedded sanding tool included in the kit and wipe it
down with a damp, lint-free cloth.
Step 2: Apply the adhesive base
coat and decorative chips: Apply the adhesive base coat to the
backsplash and front edge with a 2-inch brush and to the
countertop with a roller. Remember: A heavy, even coat will
ensure maximum adhesion of the decorative chips. After the base
coat has been applied, spray the countertop with the wetting
agent. While the surface is still wet, apply the decorative
chips with the chip dispenser that's included in the kit. Allow
it to dry overnight.
Step 3: Apply the protective top
coat: Remove excess decorative chips from the surface with a
hand brush or vacuum and carefully sand to create a smooth,
even surface. Remove painter's tape and wipe down the surface
with a damp, lint-free cloth. Mask off sink and adjacent areas
again and you're ready to top coat. Use a brush to apply the
protective top coat to the backsplash and front edge and a
6-inch high density foam roller to apply a heavy, even coat to
the countertop. It will dry to the touch in four to six hours
and be ready for light use in 48 hours; fully cured in seven
days. It's that simple.
Countertop Transformations is
available in a variety of on-trend finishes to coordinate with
any decor - including today's most sought-after neutrals.
Available exclusively at Lowe's, its antimicrobial finish will
not mold or mildew and is non-yellowing and can stand up to
years of wear and tear. For more information and other kitchen
decorating ideas, visit ModernMastersTransformations.com.
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