Allen's Kitchen Renovation
The double bowl sink was in good condition so we decided to reuse it. Firstly, the water was turned off at the main (don’t forget that step or things could get nasty) and the sink disconnected. We moved the bench out, capped off the plumbing out of the wall and then removed the sink so we could make some adjustments to the cupboard space to fit our dishwasher.
Paint the benchtop first. This process needed to be done quickly as the paint was required to be still ‘tacky’ when applying the coloured chips. Be well prepared prior to starting this process. In your kit is a special tool to help with this application so you get an even spread of the chips. After the chips have been applied you will need to leave for a minimum of 12 hours.
After the 12 hours you can start sanding the bench. This job takes patience and care. You will need to get a semi smooth finish without sanding through to the old Laminex.
After sanding is complete the work area must be thoroughly cleaned before you apply the two coats of clear resin. This is the final stage and requires minimum 24 hours drying time.
TOP TIP: Watch the instruction video that comes with the pack BEFORE you start.
So here we are at the end. We picked up special tile paint for the splashback and cleaned up.
Yogi & Jess gave their final inspections the 'tongues out' and now our holiday house has a refurbished kitchen for under $500.
Tip: Bunnings was a great source for ideas.