How to Make Concrete Countertops

by Amanda & Joe

Supplies

  • Concrete
  • Laminate/nonporous service for mold
  • Concrete stain/paint
  • Hand sander
  • High gloss poxy kit
  • Caulk
  • Styrofoam
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First create molds for the countertops using your desired dimensions.

    Step 2

    We used styrofoam cut to fit the size of the drain and the faucet we were putting in.

    Step 3

    Step 4

    Make sure to seal sides and edges with a Silicone based caulk. It will make it easier to remove later.

    Step 5

    Mix and pour the concrete, per the ratio of the chose bag. Use a hand sander along the bottom to help release air bubbles.

    Step 6

    Make sure to continuously mix.

    Step 7

    After the counter tops have cured for several days, remove the screws to release the mold. Then you can paint/stain.

    Step 8

    We used 3 coats of stain for our desired look. Don't worry about the center it will be covered by the sink.

    Step 9

    Step 10

    Once that has dried for several days you can pour the high gloss poxy coating on top and let set.

    Step 11

    Step 12

    Once it's been dry for atleast a day you can move the counter into place.

    Step 13

    Step 14

    We used an adhesive the seal the edges before we added our backsplash tile. Then the sink!

    Step 15

    Update! We decided to use the palm sander to give the countertop a matte finish!

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