Metallic countertops using Haksons pigments and Haksons resin is sought after by many architects! With the right priming and durability, you can create an extremely durable one of a kind countertop for your kitchens/tables/multipurpose surfaces. Here’s a simple guide to make a metallic countertop in colours of your choice using Haksons Epoxy Resin and Hardener!
- Haksons Resin & Hardener -Ultra Clear High Gloss Epoxy Resin Coat – Grade I 200ml
- Haksons Concentrated Pigments – White
- Haksons Pearl Pigment Powder – Dark Grey, Silver
- Artist Gesso White
- Plywood – 16×12 inch
- Sanding Machine
- Paint Brush
- Levelled Surface
- Plastic Sheet
- Heat Gun
- Powder Free Disposable Glove
- Face Mask
- Plastic Container
- Paper Cups
- Plastic Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Sticks
Resin provides the perfect surface for countertops with its glossy finish and durability. Here’s how you can create your very own metallic countertop.
Step 1 – Prep, your wooden surface by sanding it, particularly the sides and edges to a smooth finish. To prevent the wood from soaking in a lot of resin, paint the top with two layers of Artist Gesso or Haksons water based primer.
Step 2 – Mix the resin in a 3:1 ratio, next mix around 120 ml with Haksons White Pigment, 40 ml with Dark Grey Pigment Powder and the other 40ml with the Silver Pigment Powder.
Step 3 – Cover the entire surface with a layer of the White Resin and then pour the Silver and Dark Grey mixture in a random motion alternatively. To create a unique effect use an old paintbrush and go over the entire piece moving over some areas twice and the others only once.
Step 4 – Release any bubbles with a heat gun, cover your piece and set it aside for 24 hours.
Finally! You have your masterpiece.