What type countertops for updating kitchen
Allen Lyle: That’s because they decided that they could do it better than we could. Stephanie and countertop painting expert Ashley Fleming finished the first step on the counters, while Allen and I were prepping and resealing the cabinet doors. Ashley Fleming: Yeah, primer’s done and we’re ready to make rock. I see you have all kinds of little artsy stuff here going on. Danny Lipford: Fortunately, there’s a better spirit of cooperation in the kitchen.
Danny Lipford: To tell you the truth, how did we get stuck with cleaning and they’re inside doing all the work? Now, one would think that if it’s more powerful, it’s going to be louder. Another thing I like, too, is that it’s got an anti-microbial sink baffle; so that it eliminates any of that bacteria build-up. Danny Lipford: We’re transforming homeowner Stephanie Ward’s kitchen on a budget with some simple projects like painting the countertops and replacing the hardware.
And then also, we probably could do a little bit of cleaning and finishing these cabinets without changing the color, but just put maybe just a little bit of the gloss back on it that it once had. Danny Lipford: That countertop finish I was telling Stephanie about is from Giani. Maybe if you can start reaching on top of the fridge, because I can’t reach there.
If you’re looking for a change you can make with spare change, stay tuned. It’s easy to talk to people about kitchen re-modeling because the kitchen is the center of family life in so many homes, but finding the budget for these renovations isn’t always so easy. Danny Lipford: Of course, it’s small, I guess you’re a little challenged on some of the storage?
Joe Truini: If you’ve ever used paint stripper to refinish a piece of furniture, you know it’s an extremely messy job. The cool thing about this kit is that it includes these tools along with the paint so you have everything you need in one package. Meanwhile, Allen has moved to the back porch to stay out of the rain. You know, we have so many people asking about, “What was that again? Well, I guess we can go ahead and take all the hardware off these first.
Danny Lipford: While Jamey recovers from the shock, let’s check in with Joe for a Simple Solution. Danny Lipford: Once the edges are cut in, Stephanie uses a small foam roller to cover the larger flat surfaces. Ashley Fleming: This’ll be the last time you have to look at that. Ashley Fleming: You’ll see later how it’s going to show through the final finish. Danny Lipford: But that will come a little later after all this primer has dried.
Yeah, the different colors, the layering of the different mineral paints, really give it that granite-rock look.
Danny Lipford: You know, these things are in such good shape. Danny Lipford: I won’t have to do any staining on them at all, but I know you picked up what some clear polyurethane? And I figured we could just spray the front of the doors and it’ll look really nice. Danny Lipford: But first, we have to get them cleaned. Danny Lipford: This is going to be great but they’ve gotten that to a point where it’s already primed inside. Ashley Fleming: Yeah, we take this sponge and we dip it into our mineral colors and we’re going to apply those right down on the countertop. Danny Lipford: While you guys are doing that, I’ll teach Alan a thing or two about installing some hardware on the cabinets, all right? Danny Lipford: Okay, so you started without me here, I was going to show you how to install cabinet hardware. Ashley Fleming: So when you go to hit the, touch the countertop, just a light dab.