Pressed Concrete Countertops


Press approximately 3/8″ layer of crumbled mix onto the bottom and side walls of the countertop mold before placement of the backing mix.

What You’ll Need
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Surecrete Xtreme Series Veining Compound

Step 1 – Crumble Mix into Mold

  • Crumble the mix into the mold.

  • Smooth it around loosely, making sure the thickness is about 3/8″ – 1/2″.

Step 2 – Cover the Surface

  • Keep crumbling the mix into the mold and packing it together loosely until the bottom surface is covered.
  • Begin building up the sides.

Step 3 – Veining Compound

  • Put the veining compound into the mold.
  • Spritz it with water for a more mottled effect.
  • Crumble the mix over the veining compound and continue filling the form.

  • Make sure to fill in the corners and press the material to the form walls.

Step 4 – Fill the Form

  • After the mix is about 1/2″ thick all around, it’s time for the backer mix.
Previous: Mixing

Mix Surecrete’s Face Mix and Packing Additive to create a stiff mix that can be pressed into the mold. The mix should crumble in your hands.

Next: Structural Backer

A 5/8″ layer of backer mix is now placed on top of the pressed face mix. The backer mix provides necessary structure to the fragmented face mix.