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Finished Cement Countertops (Need Advice)

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Sep 28, 2013, 12:28 PM
AlwaysAvocado
Finished Cement Countertops (Need Advice)
So, I have been building my moulds and preparing everything. I have 3 sections in my kitchen, 2 of which are HUGE. They are cast in place. I see a lot of people using an orbital wet sander to finish the tops. I have to do this inside my home, unfortunately I can't do it outside. Can I sand the tops dry, using a sander with a filter on it to minimize dust? Just trying to find the cleanest way to do this....

Thanks in advance!
Sep 28, 2013, 01:17 PM
Frodo
wet is cleaner, dry is dusty, kinda your choice
plastic and duck tape....me, wet!


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Sep 28, 2013, 01:49 PM
AlwaysAvocado
Good call, I should just cover everything and wet sand... I don't plan on doing an aggressive sand so it shouldn't be too bad. Going for a tiny bit rustic, not a glassy finish.
Sep 28, 2013, 03:31 PM
Frodo
you should have rubbed it after it dried, while it was still green....its easier that way
could have gotten a glass like finish on it


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Sep 28, 2013, 11:46 PM
AlwaysAvocado
Anyone know of brands for cement sealers that are food safe? I only saw one at Home Depot and it wasn't food safe....