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Are you a homeowner, stone repair professional looking for the solution to remove scratches on granite? Do you have a countertop with scratches, and it bothers you. It does devaluate your home for its resell. Do you wish it becomes as it was originally. It is possible, this article will guide you,provide insights on the stone anatomy, probable solutions, tip and tricks to fix the scratch with professional finish.
Granite countertops and floors look very attractive and they are also durable. Granite is one of the hardest stones. People love using it for kitchen countertops and floors. However its hardness does not make is scratch proof. On rough use or accidents it can chip, crack and get minor to major scratches. The following are common reasons for Granite scratches and cracks:
A minor scratch in the shiny granite countertop or in the floor tiles may spoil its beauty. Besides being unattractive, it may trap dust as well as germs.
Below are some techniques for granite countertop repair and granite scratch repair. Let’s look at some quick and easy techniques to remove scratches that may work for your countertop
There are various solutions available to fix granite scratches. The best solution for your specific scratch depends on “Depth of the Scratch”, and the “Size of Scratch”.
First thing is to find out the depth of the scratch. For scratch deeper than 2mm,it is better to take professional help. You can visually inspect the depth of scratch. There are also tools available to check the depth of scratch. The scratches can be one of the following types:
Hairlike scratches are easy to fix, you can find one of the following appropriate for fixing hair line scratches:
With help of coarse rag wash the scratched area with warm water and dish wash. Saturate the granite surface with dish-rag soaked with hot soapy water and leave it for some time. With little pressure and cleaning, some scratches will fade. Rinse once or twice with hot water. Light superficial scratches will disappear, a deeper scratch will remain as is.
Resin scratch stick is also used to make scratches invisible.
Scrubbing with ultrafine steel wool or sand paper can also repair granite scratches.
You can apply stone penetrating sealer at least once a year to add extra protection to your granite countertop. Purchase the brand recommended by the manufacturer of your granite countertop. Follow the directions on the sealer for application. Allow the product to dry well. You can repair granite scratches with penetrating sealers. It soaks into the scratches and fills them, thus making them invisible
If nothing of these tips works then you can use another reliable technique. Repairing scratches on the countertop and floor might not be possible using home remedies for deeper scratches. A better solution using Diamond Polishing sanding pads willget rid of scratches and restore the original shine.
Diamond Polishing or sanding pad can do granite countertop repair for small to medium scratches . It uses sanding discs attached with fine grit diamond to remove scratches. Diamond is harder than granite. This tool uses this hardness to remove scratches from granite countertop floor or tiles. But it is necessary to use this tool with great care. Otherwise, you may scratch other areas. This can be done DIY if you have moderate mechanical skill. Following are steps to follow to fix the scratch and achieve professional finish:
A granite tile or kitchen counter tops make home interior stylish and attractive. But a little scratch will spoil all its charm. So these above-mentioned tips and tricks may help you maintain the stylish look of your home.
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