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How to Build and Install a Concrete Countertop (page 1 of 3)

Learn how to design, build and install a beautiful concrete countertop.

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Materials

  • wood veneer strips
  • melamine boards
  • screed board
  • painter's tape
  • silicone caulk
  • denatured alcohol
  • concrete color
  • muriatic acid
  • penetrating sealer
  • beeswax
  • silicone latex caulk

Tools

  • clean rags
  • sander
  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • glue gun
  • tape measure
  • permanent marker
  • utility knife
  • square
  • hand stapler
  • work table
  • pencil
  • electric drill
  • 1/8" drill bit
  • caulk gun
  • gloves
  • cement mixer
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • rubber spatula
  • rubber mallet
  • vibrating sander
  • sponge
  • bolt cutters
  • steel wool
  • trowel
  • pry bar
  • hammer
  • mixing buckets
  • safety glasses
  • dust mask
  • protective suit
  • hand squeegee

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