These are my Ardex counter tops.
You may remember them from such posts as Faux-Crete Counters (From Scratch!) and To Faux-crete or not to Faux-crete? They were super easy, super fast, super DIY-friendly, and — my personal favorite — super cheap. I still appreciate them, for all of those reasons. But do I still love them?
Folks, it’s been over a year since we built these counters and skim-coated them with Ardex, and I’m here today to tell you: the honeymoon is over.
Thanks to the magic of the internet, I’ve recorded everything important that I’ve ever said about how awesome it is to skim-coat your counter tops with concrete, even if it scratches really easily. For instance, at the end of my last post on this subject, I included this little gem:
And you know what? I just realized that if it gets really bad, I could always strip the wax and put on a new coat of Ardex. It would be a one-day project, because the Ardex is so easy (and I have half a bag left over).
Well, last weekend, I’d finally had enough of the scratches, and I decided it was time to test this optimistic theory.