Jj Ash: From a plumbers point of view, it's best to remove the sink and faucet.
This will ensure uniformity where the coating passes under the fixtures.
Also, if you decide to change the faucet to a different style in the
future, you won't be left with any exposed, unfinished surfaces. Finally,
this will also allow you to coat the edges of the cut-outs, adding
karenchakey: Awesome way to recycle!
Mark H: Having done two kitchens with Rustoleum Transformations product, without
even actually using this product I can tell this is a much simpler and
almost idiot proof system. Not ever having seen the product first hand I
can't say whether the look is better or worse, but I can tell you, you have
many more color choices with this, unless Rustoleum has added more since I
did those kitchens. With Rustoleum your working time gives you little room
for error, since your expected to get the rather thick base coat applied
evenly in just that one coat. Before it's dry ( like within a half hour )u
have to thickly cover the entire surface with fake plastic flakes ( this
is what gives the granite look ) very heavily. They give you a spreader
tool, like a small garden hand spreader and you liberally and somewhat
messily have to cover all surfaces thoroughly including the vertical back
splashes and edges. After 24 hours you will come back and vacuum a ton of
unattached flakes since it is just the very bottom layer that adheres to
the color adhering base coat. Then you will do a lot of grueling sanding to
supposedly get a near smooth surface, which is virtually impossible given
the nature of the material. By the way, the spreader they supplied in my
second job seized up entirely shortly in to using it. Luckily I had kept
the spreader from my first job. Rustoleum is way over generous in the
amount of flakes they give you and you'll have so much wasted product when
completed. Unfortunately, they make up for that by not giving enough finish
coat. For a truly professional job two coats of finish are definitely
needed. My first kitchen I used the black base coat and one coat was almost
sufficient. The second one was like a dark sandy color. The one coat, even
though I applied it liberally just didn't give a truly finished looking
sheen which my customer and I both agreed on. At least Rustoleum was kind
enough to send a free quart of the finish after we called and complained.
The second coat did make all the difference, but this was not Rustoleum's
playbook. I would of definitely have gone with SpreadStone if I had been
aware of it at the time.
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Theo Campbell: can this be used on ceramic tile countertops ?
Kyle Pinette: can this be used on ceramic tile countertops ?
Joseph McNulty: We are putting in new kitchen cabinets. We don't have a countertop picked
out yet. We were going to just plywood, cement board and tile the
countertop. If we chose to use your coating, can it be applied right to
Scott Farrell: Can you use this on cultured marble?
supercooled: Is this available in Canada like home depot? Looks great!
fabian riquetti: HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU PAY FOR THIS PROCESSES ?
Jim Johnson: I ordered this product and I live in Florida, it took a week to receive and
that's good fast service and it's FREE shipping. I don't know what G
Griffin is complaining about they had EXCELLENT customer service and
answered all my questions professionally and with courtesy. In fact both my
Aunt and Uncle ordered the product and received the same great service. My
Aunt lives in Florida also and my Uncle in California. This product is
heads above the Rustoleum product and much less $$$. It was also easier to
apply and the result was fantastic. Countertop transformation in one
weekend as they promised. I am considering using the RollerRock product
they have for my Garage floor but that will wait until I have time to
de-clutter. Thank you Daich Coatings! for a professional product at an
affordable cost with excellent customer service.
Jim Johnson: One more thing about the countertop, I had ordered when they had a 5 color
selection and now they expanded the color selection to 10. The video above
is also very realistic and true. I was skeptical but yes it was as easy as
DaichProducts: Hi Camsway. The SpreadStone product is an actual stone surface that is
being applied onto your existing laminate (Formica) surface. This results
in not only an attractive speckled granite appearance, but very high
durability as well. SpreadStone is also very simple to apply, since it is
rolled on like paint. There is no need for creativity, time-consuming
techniques or complicated tools. The SpreadStone product is an easy premium
quality surface that's very competitively priced. Thanks.
camsway: What is the difference between Spreadstone countertop vs rustoleums
countertop transformation or Gianni kits?
DaichProducts: No problems at all Annie. You can put on as many coats as you like as long
as you allow the recommended time between coats as instructed. The clear
coat does dry fairly quickly and provides a highly durable finish. Have fun!
Mark Rafferty: To my fellow do-it-yourselfers out there ... we just finished resurfacing
our countertop with Spreadstone and it has totally changed the look of our
kitchen. The video gave us all the facts we needed to do the project and it
really was as easy as the video made it look. Came down to breakfast this
morning and walked into a brand new kitchen with a stone countertop. We are
super happy. Amazing result for less than $150. If you're thinking about
doing this kind of project, I say go with Daich.
Meara Harrington: I ordered the Tuscany a little over a month ago. I had been a little wary
of starting the project, but it's gone smoothly so far. I'm practicing on a
small countertop in my kitchen before I move over to the L shaped
countertop. I plan on removing my sink completely. I'm replacing it with a
new sink, but I would most likely have removed the sink regardless.
leialoha70: I am trying to find pictures of the colors after being applied to counters.
I am wondering the difference between black and jet black. I am planning to
do this project this weekend. Any pictures online? Or can you describe the
DaichProducts: Hi Kerri, Our customer service manager, Paul Bordin can help you out with
your enquiry. Please email him directly at the address shown in the
description above. Thank you!
leialoha70: Just finished our kitchen countertops with the Jet Black. It looks very
nice and a cost effective way to update some very ugly laminate! We took
our time to make sure we did the best job and so it took us three days. The
sanding part was probably the most difficult as we were not sure how
aggressive to go or how smooth we could expect the finish to get. The
amount of product sent did a great job covering our 63 square feet of
counters with extra to spare. Can't wait to touch it tomorrow!
Annie B: can a person do a 3rd coat of the clear if there is enough left over or
would this cause problems? Thanks
themrhelperguy: New vidoes on themrhelperguy
DaichProducts: That's awesome Annie! We are very happy to hear you are so pleased with
your results. When we formulated the product, it was our goal to ensure
that the process was easy and enjoyable - with results you could be proud
of. If you get a chance, please feel free to send over some photos of your
finished project. We would love to see them Annie. Thank you!
james trasion: I flip a couple of homes a year on the side. This product is a home
flipper's and DIYelfer's dream come true. Amazing durable results at a very
fair price. THAKS! If you guys can get your production up and sell this at
Home Depote or Lowes, they won't be able to keep it in stock.
Geri W: Will SpreadStone work over cement board, the kind used as a base for tile?
I want a cold baker's counter (laminate isn't cold the way stone and cement
959Mechanic: This product is GREAT! For the DIYer you couldn't ask for anything better
than this, it truly does take old, worn out laminate and transform it to a
beautiful surface.However.....there is a time consuming step that needs to
be added to this. Cutting time. We are taking a resurfacing material and
covering our counters with it. Use your imagination. It does the same thing
to the tape that protects the other surfaces. If you can remove the sink,
DO IT! You will need a utility knife for this project
buckshotapbt: where can i purchase stone spread? and what sq.ft does it cover?
Annie B: I just want to say I did this on my 1980s formica kitchen counters and it
turned out fabulous! No one can believe it's a coating that I myself
applied. I did alot of research on affordable refinishing options and at
less than $100 this was by far the best choice. I followed the directions
closely, watched this video a few times and the project was very simple. I
originally wanted to do Spreadstone on my patio but lacked the courage for
such a big project. I am so glad I tried the countertop kit
Anne LiConti: Can you use this on one of those cultured marble bathroom counters?
DaichProducts: Hi Buckshot ... this kit will easily cover 50 - 60 sq.ft. of surface area.
If you check out our zip code locator on the store locator page, you can
find a dealer nearest you. You can also just call our office at
1-866-463-2424, and we will ship to you factory direct to get you the kit
in a couple of days. Thanks for enquiring!
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