Asked on Aug 12, 2018

Concrete counter? Any suggestions on how to fix this?



I am having to paint and figure out what to do with this concrete counter top. I am pur having this home and idk the history on it. The counter top is concrete but looks like it wasnt finished or has stains of some type. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Or any ideas on how to make this kitchen look great on a tight budget?

8 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Aug 12, 2018

    You can ceramic tile over it. Concrete countertops are more faddish than practical. They stain and crack.

  • Dana Frederick
    Dana Frederick
    on Aug 12, 2018

    Thanks, I will look into that:-)

  • Wendy Stilwell Farricy
    Wendy Stilwell Farricy
    on Aug 12, 2018

    Use a concrete stain, then seal.

  • Judy Hollandsworth
    Judy Hollandsworth
    on Aug 13, 2018

    I like the idea above. Also paint the cabinets. in comparison to other things paint is cheap. And there are crestive ways to make appliances to match, especially thin metal covering. explore your local home store.

  • Janice
    on Sep 8, 2018

    Rustoleum has an expoxy-type product to use on concrete called "Rock Solid". It is now available in about 4-5 colors and when applied per instructions is just as its name "Rock Solid". Dries very shiny and is easy to care for after it is applied and dry. You might want to check it out.

  • Stephania
    on Sep 9, 2018


  • Johnavallance82
    on Dec 11, 2020

    Hello Dana,

    You could paint the cabinets and or change the handles. The counter top is probably porous, you could try using kitchen food eg: Sauces that stain and splodge them on the worktops and tub them in and leave them to see if it will take up the colours of the condiments. If it does, you could continue to stain it in an all over pattern and then seal it. or you could use a conventional stain instead. You could cover it with Contact or Laminate or Timber or Tiles, The choice is yours! Enjoy the journey.

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