Brilliance By Design - Countertop F&Q
Brillianceby Design - Affordable Counter-Top Re-Surfacing
Countertop Q & A


WHY BRILLIANCE BY DESIGN OF DES MOINES, IA AREA
COST! You will save money! 
Pricing begins at $20.00 square foot depending on which finish you have chosen.
The finishes are designed to resist bacteria and lock out moisture. This is an affordable counter-top painting process, that  only takes a couple of days for the average counter-top from beginning to completion. 
 
IS IT LUCENT?
Yes it is, Brilliance By Design's~Counter-top Resurfacing have a very shiny, reflective, granite finish.
 
IS IT SMOOTH?
Yes it is, the topcoat is a smooth finish. However, some of my finishes do reflect some texture.
 
HOW DURABLE IS BRILLIANCE BY DESIGN'S COUNTER-TOP RESURFACING?
Like most water-based materials, the cure time for counter-top resurfacing is approximately 2 weeks to achieve its full hardness depending on the temperature and humidity of your home.
However, you may resume gentle use of your counter-top in 24 hours, making sure you ALWAYS dry off standing water/splashes. Pat dry, NOT wipe. 
I recommend you wait the full 2 weeks before placing items back on the counter and resuming full usage. Water clean up ONLY for the first 14 days.
Do not scrub on them for 2 weeks. NEVER use any harsh chemicals such as bleach nor any abrasives like comet, soft scrub or polishes. Never use scratch pads. You may use gentle antibacterial soaps like Joy or Dawn or Palmolive.
 
 
CAN IT BE SCRATCHED?
Yes, just like granite, laminate or formica- I recommend you use cutting boards, hot pad or trivets. 
The difference is, if ever necessary, counter-top resurfacing can be renewed quickly and easily.
 
WILL IT STAIN?
Yes, if strong contaminates are allowed to set for a long period of time.
 
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
As long as any conventional counter-top, provided, you take care of it as you would any other surface.
I give a Care and Instructions sheet to all clients before leaving.
 
WILL IT SHOW FINGERPRINTS?
No, unlike mined granite, Brilliance By Design Counter-top Resurfacing will not fingerprint because of the clear resin that surrounds the minerals.
 
IS IT HEAT RESISTANT?
Yes,  They are heat resistant up to 250F. 
As with most counter-tops it is not designed for pots and pans directly from the ovens or ranges.
 
WHAT TYPES OF SURFACES CAN THIS BE APPLIED TO?
Laminate
Corian
Butcher Block
Cultured Marble
Wood
Ceramic Tile
Dresser Tops
Fireplace Mantels
Columns
 
CAN EXISTING DAMAGE ON COUNTER-TOP HINDER APPLICATION?
Typically, No,  Chips, Cracks and Seams are prepped and repaired prior to applying the counter-top paints. 
 
IS IT SAFE FOR FOOD?
Yes, once your new Brilliance By Design~Affordable Counter-top surface fully cures - in approximately two weeks - it's safe for incidental food contact.
And, if food or liquids are spilled on your new surface, its polymers lock them out for easy removal. 
 
HOW DO I CARE FOR IT?
All you have to do is clean and disinfect the surface - as needed - with a mild anti-bacterial soap, warm water and a soft cloth.
You should never have to re-seal your finished surface because its polymers are an integral part of the surface.
If your new surface ever receives a chip because of an intense impact from a sharp point - it's easy to renew! 
 

Donna Bauer
515-229-9135
donna_brilliancebydesign@yahoo.com
Serving Des Moines and Central Iowa
 
 NOT JUST QUALITYBUT EXCELLENCE!