How to Repair a Chip in a Granite Countertop
Granite is one of the most durable natural stones in the world, therefore making it one of the toughest materials in the world, period. However, despite the rugged nature of granite, it can still chip if a cast iron pan plummets into your countertop’s edge. After discovering the chip on your granite countertop you may quickly dash to a search engine to find a local professional to fix your counters. Don’t fret, because with Mr. Stone’s Granite Countertop Chip Repair Kit you won’t need to rely on a professional to restore your countertops beauty. In just a matter of minutes, you’ll be able to treat, repair, and polish your granite countertop – saving you valuable time and money.
Here are the steps for doing your own countertop repair:
1. Order the Granite Chip Repair Kit
The granite chip repair kit can be easily ordered from Mr. Stone HERE.
Clear the area of any dishware, utensils, decorations, or any other object that may interfere with your workspace.
3. Clean your granite countertop
Wash and clean the chipped area using a dedicated granite countertop cleaner, such as the AGM Cleaner or by simply using soap and water. The advantage of the AGM Cleaner is that it also has a small amount of sealer in it, which will help preserve your granite counters. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners containing bleach.
4. Fill the chip with epoxy
Inside of the Granite Chip Repair Kit there is a gel epoxy, which will be used to fill the indentation on your countertop. Because of the natural variations in granite, it is impossible to tell that the area ever had an imperfection, since the epoxy is translucent. The same process is used during the production of granite slabs in quarries around the world. Because granite is carved from the mountains, it requires some preparation to become the slabs that you see in granite stockyards. A similar epoxy to the one that comes with the Granite Chip Repair Kit is used to prepare granite slabs for use as kitchen and bathroom countertops.
5. Apply the hardener and clean the area
After the epoxy has filled in the chipped area of your granite, use the hardener spray to complete the chip repair. The hardener will help the epoxy to set and ensure the strength of the chip repair. After it is sprayed, wipe down the excess. Once the hardener has dried then carefully use a razor blade, or a similar tool, to smooth out the chipped area to match the rest of your granite countertop. For the finishing touch of your granite repair, take a piece of steel wool and buff out the area until it looks smooth and beautiful. Applying granite polishers, such as AGM Cleaner afterward will give the area a nice shimmer.
Repairing a granite chip has never been easier than with Mr. Stone’s Granite Chip Repair Kit. If you need to resolve an indentation in your kitchen or bathroom countertops, just follow the link HERE to order yours today.