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Glazing Your Kitchen Countertops

Glazing Your Kitchen Countertops

, by Gene Howard, 3 min reading time

Adding incredible depth and color to your kitchen countertops can be easy! 

In this DIY tutorial, Amy Howard shows us how to glaze our kitchen countertops to get a beautiful stone texture in just a few simple steps.

Paint Your Kitchen Countertops

Painting Kitchen Countertops With One-Step Paint

Before you make and apply your glaze, you’ll want to make sure the countertops are painted with our One-Step Paint as a base. 

You can view our tutorial on painting your kitchen countertops with One-Step Paint here

If you are planning on glazing your kitchen countertops, you will not seal them after painting with One-Step Paint. 

Once you’ve applied two coats of One-Step Paint on your countertops and they’ve fully dried, you can begin making your glaze. 

Make Your Countertop Glaze 

Creating A Glaze For Kitchen Countertops

Making a glaze for your kitchen countertops is easier than you think! 

The glaze you’re going to be making for the kitchen countertops is going to consist of three parts. 

You’ll want to have each part separate in its own container before mixing them together to create your glaze.

Glazed Over - One Part

Our Glazed Over not only adds more depth and color but acts as a water-based sealant for your countertops. 

 

One-Step Paint - One Part 

For our countertops, we used our One-Step Paint in Summer Ragada, and tint it with just 2-3 spoon fulls of Good Man Is Hard To Find.

 

Regular Tap Water - One Part

 

Note: One-Step Paint will go a long way when added to your glaze. 


Start by mixing together your chosen One-Step Paint colors, add your one part glazed over, and one part regular tap water then mix well. 

Your glaze will be more transparent, not opaque like your One-Step Paint and it will give you more depth. 

Glazing will give you more color and texture depending on the medium you use. 

Apply The Glaze To Your Countertops

Applying Glaze To Kitchen Countertops With A Foam Roaller Brush

Tip: practice on masonite to get a very similar finish to as if you were working on your Formica countertops.

When applying the glaze to your countertops, it is best to use a Foam Roller Brush and apply the glaze evenly across the surface. 

After applying the glaze to the top of your countertops, you’ll want to come back and use a lint-free rag or shop towel (to avoid texture) to pat across your glaze and create a bit of modeling. 

Modeling Your Kitchen Countertop Glaze

When patting your countertops with the rag, it’s important to not go all the way across your countertops or work linearly. This will ensure a more organic finish. 

After you’ve completely modeled the top of your countertops, allow your finish to dry for at least 2 hours. 

Once dried, come back and apply a nice even application of our Matte Sealer to finish. 

Applying Matte Sealer To Kitchen Countertops

Allow your finish to cure for 24 hours

Now you have beautiful stone textured countertops that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come! 

Ready To Glaze Your Kitchen Countertops? 

Here are the products used in this Amy Howard At Home tutorial…

1. Glazed Over

https://www.amyhowardhome.com/products/glazed-ove

2. Summer Ragada | One-Step Paint

https://www.amyhowardhome.com/products/summer-regatta-one-step-paint

3. A Good Man Is Hard To Find | One-Step Paint

https://www.amyhowardhome.com/products/good-man-is-hard-to-find-one-step-paint

4. Foam Roller Brush

https://www.amyhowardhome.com/collections/brushes/products/paint-roller-handle-wooden-4-0

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