Direct Colors Metallic Epoxy
Countertop Kit takes the guess work
out of choosing a contrasting base color, metallic pigment and protective top-coat.
Everything is available in easy to use DIY kit for approximately 35 sq. ft.
surface. Just select a color combination from our color chart.
Metallic epoxy provides a unique, one-of-a-kind finish for indoor
concrete countertops, vanities and tables. Our metallic epoxy kit can be used
in conjunction with acid
colored or tinted
concrete sealer finishes.
Metallic Epoxy Countertop Features
- Natural Stone Appearance
- Multi-Dimensional Color Hues
- Stylish, Unique Completely Customizable Design
- Easy Blend and Install
- Extremely Durable 3-Part Coating System
- Low Maintenance and Cost Effective Refinishing Option
These application instructions are intended to provide
guidelines for installation of Direct Colors Metallic Epoxy Countertop Kit . There are no set
rules for applying these pigments, as they are merely a creative component to
the overall system.
1. Surface Preparation
All surfaces should be clean, dry and free of any debris prior
to application. Apply to countertops with a 60-100 grit profile. Sand pre-cast
countertop surfaces poured on a melamine mat before applying. Sand down or fill
with slurry all "pinhole" air pockets or voids in the countertop
surface prior to application.
Tinted Concrete Sealer
Primer / Base Color Coat
The tinted concrete sealer primer/basecoat provides the
necessary contrasting canvas for the translucent metallic pigments. Please note
that the base coat color will influence the overall countertop appearance due
to the translucency of the metallic coat. For example, a white or light base
coat color will create a lighter final appearance than a black or darker base
coat color regardless of the metallic finish chosen.
Using a 3/8" nap roller, apply two coats tinted concrete
sealer base coats, allowing up to 12 hours drying time between applications.
3. Metallic Epoxy Coat
Once the tinted concrete sealer coat is completely dry, the
metallic epoxy coat can be applied. When properly applied to a smooth surface,
the Epoxy Countertop Sealer will cover 65-70 sq. ft. Coverage will vary with
- Pour the desired amount of metallic pigment into the resin
and stir in. Allow metallic pigment and resin mixture to rest for 5 to 10
minutes and stir again for good suspension before adding the hardener.
- Add hardener to resin and thoroughly mix then pour a
ribbon along the width of the countertop.
- Use a 10 mil notched squeegee to move the material across
the surface and evenly distribute the epoxy. You will notice there will be
track lines from the notched squeegee.
- To eliminate track lines from squeegee, wet a 3/8"
nap roller in the sealer and give a light back-roll across the squeegee lines.
- Once the coating evenly covers the surface, freely swirl the
roller in a random pattern to create different looks. Denatured alcohol may
also be lightly spritzed over the countertop surface to create other unique metallic
effects. Be careful not to over apply.