Turn Your Countertop into a Canvas
settling for bland, uniform countertops in your kitchen, you can have so much
more. By using decorative concrete countertops, you can invent your own
creative works of art that you and your family, friends and guests can enjoy
for years to come. Even better, you can do this yourself in a variety of ways
using a number of materials.
choose to add your artistic touches to the concrete as you or a contractor
pours it to form the countertop or even once the concrete has dried and
hardened. Concrete dyes allow you to instantaneously transform the color of the
concrete to almost any color that you prefer. You can use these dyes to create
your own amazing art. The dyes tend to last against the sun for years due to
their composition, including ingredients such as acetone.
acid-based stains also act as tools for your concrete canvas. Water-based
stains can be transparent or opaque, depending on your preferences, and make a
great finishing touch over concrete dye. Acid-based stains, on the other hand,
include a mixture of mineral salt, acid and water that you apply over the
concrete. Next, you need to apply baking soda and ammonia to the concrete for
pH neutrality. Acid-based staining produces more unpredictable results than
finish coloring your concrete countertop, you can also consider stamping it.
This changes the textural appearance of the concrete so that it looks like
something else entirely, such as wood, cobblestone or brick. Stamped concrete
certainly makes an impact.
If you need
some help creating your own decorative creative countertop, feel free to work
with a contractor such as Deco-Crete Supply, which is owned and run by Jason
Geiser, a decorative concrete contractor. You can learn more about decoration
options, how to do them at home, and how long that your decorative touches will
last. You can also get stamp rentals for stamped concrete jobs, sealers, other
concrete tools, and stains.