Posted by George Collins on 23rd Aug 2014
I purchased the Ivory Countertop kit. Installed like the directions said. It took Thursday at noon thru Sunday. I had some prep work to do went on great, low odor. The top now looks as good as new, my wife is very pleased with look and feel, WE WENT THE FULL 7DAYS before we started to use the top, So far we like the product, also the shipping was a day earlier that expected. WE had a quote on installing new countertop it was well over $2000 and this cost of $125 for the kit, all tools included. Great product for the price.
Posted by Tracey F. on 19th Aug 2014
I helped my sister use a different kit (sold in the box stores) in her kitchen about three months ago and after that experience I decided to give Daich a try on my own countertops. What a difference! The Spreadstone kit was HALF THE PRICE and much easier and faster to use with way less cleanup. Most importantly, the end result is FAR NICER!! Even my sister agrees and she now wants to redo hers. She's "hinting" to her husband that a Daich Kit would be a nice surprise under the tree this Christmas.
Posted by JO AND JOY on 5th May 2014
My girlfriend and I purchased this product in pearl for the old formica/laminate in a rental unit. Not wanting to spend, $800+ on a new top for tenants to trash, I did my research and found Daich Coatings. What an AMAZING product. The Pearl color was perfect for our white upper and blue lower cabinets. The process is so easy, a 5th grader could do it. IF YOUR BUDGET CONCERNS YOU AND YOU WANT THE LOOKS AND FEEL OF REAL STONE, DAICH COATINGS IS IT!
Posted by Satisfied Customer on 24th Apr 2014
We recently used this product in a vacation condo. We covered very old laminate and did not expect such beautiful results. There was enough product to do both the kitchen and the bathroom countertop. Very easy, great instructions, dummy proof. They look amazing.
Posted by The Grants on 18th Mar 2014
We ordered the coffeebean color, and turned ugly blue laminate counters into beautiful counters. It was easy, affordable and the product performed exactly like the ad said. We will be using this and other products from Daich again in the future.
Posted by MR. MALIK on 2nd Dec 2013
Thank you for producing a truly, easy-to-use product. With your Product, i turned my dark, drab kitchen into a bright, modern looking kitchen. It is a small galley condo kitchen and now it looks inviting and lively. The product was truly amazing and i shall recommend it to all who compliment my kitchen countertops. Thank you again!!!!
Posted by Amy on 10th Aug 2013
! know that some of the other reviewers did this job in a weekend, but it took me a few days longer, once you add in the prep time and the cleanup. I did have some repair work on the old laminate to do before I started, as well. I took my time with this refinishing project and am absolutely loving the results! The color is lovely, looks professionally done and, as a relative newbie to DIY, I couldn't be happier with the outcome. The customer service was excellent, too, as I originally ordered the Tuscany, but decided to swap it for the lighter Ivory, instead, after the Tuscany had already shipped to me. There was no problem at all with trading out the colors. Everything about this experience was five stars. Thanks for a great product and excellent customer service!
Posted by Sylvon McCarthy on 23rd Jul 2013
I am a woman who has been a do-it-yourselfer for over 25 years, and Spreadstone has to be one of the best products I have ever used. I did a lot of research on countertop restorers and after watching the product video demonstration, I knew this was a project I could do myself. I deliberately started this project on a Friday night so I could work on it at my leisure over the weekend. I taped all around the counter, put plastic around the cabinets, and cleaned and scuffed up the countertop. On Saturday, I applied two coats of Step 1. On Sunday, I applied two coats of Step 2 and sanded. On Monday, I applied two coats of clear coat. By Monday evening, I had a brand new countertop that looked absolutely amazing. Not only was this project easy, but it only cost $125.00. My husband and I can't believe the results, and we're so happy we won't be spending thousands on a new countertop.
Posted by Mary on 11th Jun 2013
We did some research and decided on your Spreadstone kit for some 60 year old laminate counter tops. They were in average shaped for their age but the new finish makes them look new again. The kit plus the free shipping make it an even better deal. After researching the product sold in the big box stores and then Spreadstone by Daich Coatings we are glad we used the Spreadstone. A better product for half the price is not something you find very often.
Posted by Melissa on 15th May 2013
It was very easy to do, no mess, and saved thousands of dollars! I didn't even do the sanding because I wanted it to look an feel like stone. I have told many of my friends about this product. Wish I could share some pics.
Posted by Craig D on 13th Jan 2013
This really is a good product. We needed to update our counter top and did not want to spend the "big dollars" for an updated finish. It has a very nice stone appearance and is 100% better than what we had. It works very well and there are ample materials provided. Make sure you have a good utility knife for cutting away the masking tape you use. I am 100% satisfied.
Posted by Amanda K. on 1st Dec 2012
I recently moved into my first home and my parents got me your kit for my Birthday. This was very easy to do and saved me a ton of money and work over other alternatives.
Posted by J. Rogers on 30th Nov 2012
You said your product would turn our boring laminate into a new stone countertop "as easily as painting" and you were true to your word. I was a little bit skeptical about the easy application and results you were promising, but at the bargain price of $125, I had to give it a try. Our kitchen looks completely different now. Brand new and very elegant. Thanks for inventing such a great product. We are recommending it to everybody.
Posted by Dennis S. on 26th Nov 2012
First heard of product in June on the Gary Sullivan Show on the radio. Researched on your website, liked what I saw, and the ease of application. I researched other products, but found yours to be my choice. I recently purchased, and found instructions detailed, and easy to do. Your cd was very helpful. I chose the Tuscany color, which turned out to be true to the color shown on the video. After finishing, was very pleased, and hopefully it will hold up well. Would recommend it to others.
1) What is the difference between the Mineral Select and the original SpreadStone Countertop Kit?
The differences lie in their finished appearance and coverage as follows:
The Mineral Select Kit is made with a modified blend of stone and mineral ingredients that goes on slightly thicker for optimized visual appeal with natural mineral accents. Coverage rates for the Mineral Select kit run between 30 and 35 sq.ft. To be safe, when planning for your project, base your ordering on 30 sq.ft. to ensure you have enough.
The original SpreadStone Countertop Kit is made with an alternate stone blend that delivers a soft, multi-colored decorative speckled finish. While this kit does not include the mineral mix found in the Mineral Select kit, it provides higher coverage at 50 sq.ft.
BOTH PRODUCTS OFFER THE SAME LEVEL OF PERFOMANCE AND EASE OF APPLICATION.
2) What comes in the kit?
The kit comes with all required coatings and application tools.
3) Do the products smell bad?
Not at all. The entire SpreadStone™ system is practically odorless and safe to use.
4) How soon can we use our new countertop?
After clear coat application, wait until the following day to resume use.
5) Can I coat my backsplash?
Yes, just employ the same techniques.
6) How smooth can I make my countertop?
You have complete control. Leave your countertop softly textured or perfectly smooth. It's completely up to you.
7) What if I have some left?
It's not an epoxy product, so there's never any waste. Just close the can and save it for later. Use it on a table, vanity, bartop or other surface.
8) How do I coat a tile countertop?
You want the grout lines to be filled so that they are flush with the rest of the surface before applying your new countertop finish. Use more grout, thinset mortar or other suitable filler and let it cure fully before proceeding. Next, cover the entire surface with a thin coat of Daich ElastoLock® (one quart is usually more than enough), which will effectively adhere to the tile and create a uniform bonding surface. Let it dry until the following day, at which time you can proceed as directed with the countertop finish of your choice.
9) Can I refinish my cultured marble or solid surface countertop?
Yes! Scratch up the surface with steel wool and then wash it thoroughly. When it is dry, cover the entire surface with a thin coat of Daich ElastoLock®, which will effectively adhere to the surface and create an optimal bonding surface. Let it dry until the following day, at which time you can proceed as directed with the countertop finish of your choice.
10) Can I install onto a wood surface?
Yes, wood surfaces like tables and furniture and also newly constructed surfaces are finished with the SpreadStone Countertop Kits all the time. Specific woods would include clean and dry plywood, MDF, particle board, pine, and various hardwoods. Certain woods which may be subject to color bleed should be pre-coated with a stain-blocking primer. Otherwise, the surface should be free of coatings or, if coated, free of any peeling and weakness. All surfaces should be lightly scuffed and wiped clean prior to application of a thin coat of Daich ElastoLock®. Let it dry until the following day, at which time you can proceed as directed with the countertop finish of your choice.