Our Ashby Basic System is designed for diy concrete countertops or contractors who would like to create a basic concrete countertop in the popular Bohemian industrial style. This standard concrete look can be achieved using our Ashby Admix SR (super-reinforced), our Pinhole Grout Mix, and our Ashby SuperSeal and CounterSeal 3 sealers with no polishing required. Purchase these products below to learn on your own or attend one of our monthly training classes. How-to videos are also available.
Ashby Admix SR
Mix one kit of Admix SR with 3 bags of your local 3500-5000 psi ready-mix concrete or 2 bags of Maximizer Light Weight mix to create your own durable, crack resistant concrete countertops. One kit will cover 12 sq. ft. at 2” thick or 16 sq. ft. at 1 ½” thick.
Pinhole Grout Mix
Pinhole Grout Mix is used to fill any pinholes in the concrete countertop after applying the first coat of SuperSeal. Once the pinholes are filled, apply a second coat of SuperSeal followed by a topcoat of CounterSeal 3.
SuperSeal is used as the first prime coat to achieve a superior bond to the concrete surface and to bring out its natural colors. After the first coat check for any pinholes which can be filled using our Pinhole Grout Mix. One kit of SuperSeal will cover 400-500 sq. ft.
CounterSeal 3 is used as the final topcoat sealer to provide a scratch and stain resistant finish. CounterSeal 3 is available in a satin finish. One kit of CounterSeal 3 will cover up to 400 sq. ft. (Available in half kit sizes upon request.)
CounterSpray is real cement that can be applied thin like paint using an HVLP Spray Gun and air compressor. CounterSpray can be mixed in many colors and used over existing concrete countertops to create a Bohemian Industrial smooth appearance or a modern more uniform conventional look.
CounterSpray is real cement that can be applied thin like paint using an HVLP Spray Gun and air compressor.
CounterSpray can be mixed in many colors and used over existing concrete countertops to create a Bohemian Industrial smooth appearance or a modern more uniform conventional look. It can be sprayed directly to unsealed concrete to create more color variations and mottling, or over our SuperSeal Primer for a more uniform finish. After drying for a few hours, it can then be sealed using the SuperSeal Primer and CounterSeal 3 Topcoat. Watch the videos below for instructions by Ben Ashby on how to use CounterSpray.