Updating formica countertops
What that means is like a smaller model has one-third, you can get a half, you can get five-eighths, or you could get three-fourths, and that’s what this one is. Another thing I like about this model, it has the quick lock mount collar, so that if you’ve got an In Sink Erator that’s an older model, or it’s not as powerful; all you’ve got to do is just twist that one off, twist this one into place, and you’re good to go. You’re thinking, “I don’t want a spotted countertop”. Now, what I like about this is that it’s got three-fourths horsepower. And you work randomly; you don’t want to go in a row. Stephanie Ward: I mean, right now, this does not look good. Ashley Fleming: No, at first it’s okay if it look like this. The tilt-out hardware dismounts onto the old false doorframe and gets screwed into place. And then also, we probably could do a little bit of cleaning and finishing these cabinets without changing the color, but just put maybe just a little bit of the gloss back on it that it once had. Danny Lipford: That countertop finish I was telling Stephanie about is from Giani. Maybe if you can start reaching on top of the fridge, because I can’t reach there. Stephanie Ward: Wow, that looks like a lot of work. You could have never painted before and you can do this. Stephanie Ward: Let me get my son to help us move some things. Stephanie Ward: Could you help us move some of these things off the counters? Joe Truini: If you’ve ever used paint stripper to refinish a piece of furniture, you know it’s an extremely messy job. The cool thing about this kit is that it includes these tools along with the paint so you have everything you need in one package. Meanwhile, Allen has moved to the back porch to stay out of the rain. You know, we have so many people asking about, “What was that again? Well, I guess we can go ahead and take all the hardware off these first. Danny Lipford: While Jamey recovers from the shock, let’s check in with Joe for a Simple Solution. Danny Lipford: Once the edges are cut in, Stephanie uses a small foam roller to cover the larger flat surfaces. Ashley Fleming: This’ll be the last time you have to look at that. Ashley Fleming: You’ll see later how it’s going to show through the final finish. Danny Lipford: But that will come a little later after all this primer has dried.
Back in the kitchen, Ashley is adding some details to enhance the illusion of real granite.
And that right there is about all you’re going to want on there. And many times when we’re out on the road and Allen runs out of his hair spray. So if you’re in the market for a new garbage disposal, or you want to upgrade one, look no further than right here. And basically this is the Mac Daddy Cadillac of garbage disposals. This is also a great time for Allen to help Stephanie install the tilt-out. Danny Lipford: As well as a roll-out we picked up for the cabinets. Now, you’ve got your pipes in here and there’s not a lot you can do, but we can put a roll-out tray right here.
Also, you want to put a very, very light coat on which is the same thing you want to do any time you’re spraying. Jodi Marks: You know, if you have a busy kitchen like I do, there’s nothing worse then flipping the switch for your garbage disposal and it not working or it’s not working properly because it’s not powerful enough. So while it does, we start putting back up the cabinet doors. We get a lot of people who of course, all of their cleaning supplies are typically under the kitchen sink.
Allen Lyle: We don’t need that side, and I already cut this one down because I only need this little bit.
Allen Lyle: All we’ve got to do is we’re going to push it where it needs to be. Ashley Fleming: First we start with the foam brush.