Grillin’ n’ Chillin’: Outdoor Concrete Kitchen Countertop

“Thank you for providing us with an avenue to share our work/project with homeowners sharing similar interests other than family and friends. I am sending you some photos of the project that I completed myself from start to finish. The project took me about 2 months to complete working evenings after work and on weekends.

I had never done a concrete countertop before so I did a lot of research on Youtube, especially when it came to the acid staining, also a first for me. I am hooked!! I had previously “painted” and have done an epoxy-type finish on a garage floor but had never done acid staining.

You have created a monster!! Realizing how simple the process is and the beauty of the results I will now forever do acid staining on my concrete projects.

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I framed the cabinetry using 3″ metal studs and skinned it with 1/4″ Hardee concrete backer-board. I ordered the “Full Bull-Nose” templates and used 12 eighty pound sacks of 5000 Plus concrete mix. I hand-troweled the entire countertop and hand mixed all the concrete including the flooring on my wheelbarrow!!

Outdoor Kitchen Countertop
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Base
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Form
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Forms
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Base

“I had no previous experience using acid stains so I did lots of research on the process and felt more comfortable once I ordered and received your product. I ordered an acid stain trial kit and used the Malayan Buff as the base coat followed by some English Red and topped off with Cola. I used the Polyurethane Countertop Sealer. All in all, we are very pleased with the results.” Art D.

Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Stain
Acid Stained Outdoor Kitchen Countertop
Sealed Outdoor Kitchen Countertop
High Gloss Outdoor Kitchen Countertop
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Final
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Final