How to Build Stone Epoxy Countertops
The stone epoxy countertops are a beautiful addition and textured for kitchens and bathrooms, but may be impractical if not constructed well. As the stones differ in size, shape and color, making a countertop with them would result in a rough, uneven surface. However, to cover the surface with layers of clear epoxy you get nature into your home in a more useful way. Furthermore, the epoxy not only binds the stones to the counter, but also provides a clean, flat surface is extremely durable work.
- Prepare the surface for building epoxy countertops with a stone frame. This will be a permanent addition to the counter and should be as high as the counter. Use tables half inch (1.27 cm) and attach them with brads to make the frame.
- Pour the two ingredients in separate containers epoxy mixing and blending each ingredient as directed, usually for 2 minutes. Pour the epoxy on the counter and spread it with a trowel to create a thin layer.
- Mix equal amount of other epoxy and add some stones. Start with 1 cup of them and add more if needed, mix them in epoxy. You need enough epoxy to cover the stones, but do not add more of the epoxy to cover.
- Pour with stones on the top and spread it with a trowel. You must spread the mixture evenly over a small portion of the surface and keep the height under the frame.
- Some epoxy countertops mixture with other stones and spread it in the same way. Repeat until the surface is covered.
- Another quantity of epoxy mixture (in the same way as before), and place it on the countertop. Spread the epoxy with the trowel to create a flat surface.
- Continue adding layers of epoxy countertops until the height is flush with the frame. Allow time enough between each coat to dry.