Process and Cleaning
Resurfacing process on-site
The process to resurface an existing surface on-site typically involves 2-4 days working time.
In a residential kitchen this could mean shutting down the kitchen until completion and adequate dry times.
Day 1: Cleanup, repairs, prep and dry. (4-6 hours)
Day 2: Rock edging (optional), mask cabinets, prep sinks and oven tops. If time allows, start on epoxy.
Day 3: Apply epoxy resins (zero harmful fumes) and decorate. Allow overnight dry time. (2-3 hours)
Day 4: Apply urethane topcoat (optional), remove the masking and tape, cleanup. (1-3 hours)
Finished: Allow time to cure.
For faster service CounterFIT LLC can build new countertops at our workshop while safely storing them during the curing process. Once cured the final product is delivered on-site, the old surfaces removed and new countertops are installed (average less than 8hrs). Countertops are available for immediate use.
Here are the minimum usage times for curing epoxy:
Countertop epoxy will dry to the touch overnight but it's still very malleable in its center. They will be ready for lightweight use (paper plates) in 48 hours. The first 5 days are crucial as the epoxy is hardening it will not reach a higher scratch resistance for at least 5 days curing.
Begin regular use (excluding heavy microwaves, large mixers, etc.) can begin after 72 hours.
Hot items may be placed on them between 5-7 days. After 7 days heavier items may be installed.
Epoxy surfaces can begin use in as little as 48 hours as they reach full cure in 21 days. When completely cured epoxy surfaces have a high resistance to scratches and heat with a max temperature rating of 500F.
Be as gentle as you can during the curing process.
Cleaning and Caring Your New Countertop
Proper care and Cleaning of your new countertop, bathtub and shower will provide years of service when given the same care and maintenance recommended by Formica® and Corian® countertop manufactures or Kohler®, American Standard®, Lasco® and other new tub manufacturers.
• Wait 24 hours before using your refinished surface.
• USE ONLY non-abrasive or liquid cleaners.
• Do NOT use harsh acids or bleach.
Use only non-abrasive cleaners on refinished countertops, vanities and tubs.
Cleaners that have a non-abrasive formula, include Formula 409®, Lysol® Tub & Tile Cleaner®, or Scrubbing Bubbles® or our home remedy cleaner formula:
• 1 qt spray bottle
• 3 parts (12 oz.) filtered water
• 1 part (4 oz.) vinegar
• 1-2 tsp lemon juice
• 5-7 drops lemon or tea tree essential oil
Add to spray bottle and clean away.
USE ONLY A NON-ABRASIVE SPONGE OR DAMP CLOTH. Abrasive cleaning pads like Scotch Bright® pads can dull or scratch a refinished surface.
ALWAYS RINSE THOROUGHLY after cleaning, and wipe the surface dry.
TO CLEAN A SLIP-RESISTANT SURFACE, apply a liquid cleaner and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. Agitate lightly with a nylon brush, rinse thoroughly and dry.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANSERS, HARSH ACIDS OR CLEANERS THAT CONTAIN BLEACH! These materials can discolor or damage the surface causing premature wear.
DO NOT ALLOW ANY CLEANERS OR CHEMICALS TO REMAIN ON THE SURFACE for an extended period of time before thoroughly rinsing.
•For best results, spray the surface with a liquid cleaner and clean with a damp cloth or non-abrasive sponge.
•Use only suction-cup-free bathmats and remove it after use to let the surface dry.
2302 West New Orleans
(101st and 145th)
Broken Arrow, Ok 74012