Asked on Apr 26, 2017

How can I repair Nicks on Granite countertop?

WilliamJoy Calkins

Answered

Is there a repair idea for nicks in a Granite Countertop to cover it up
Thank you
3 answers
  • Joy Calkins
    on Apr 27, 2017

    It can be machined by the local granite companies preferrably the one who it was purchased from.
  • William
    on Apr 27, 2017

    You will need nail polish remover to clean the granite surface, straight razor blades, thick super glue (gel), and if you have a darker Granite Countertop you might want to have dark Sharpie marker. Start cleaning your chipped area with nail polish remover. Let the Granite air dry. Tape off the area surrounding the chip and apply just enough glue to fill the chip and rise just slightly above the surface of the stone. Filling the glue up to within flush of the surface of the tape should be sufficient. Once the super glue has completely dried and the tape removed, use a straight razor blade to remove the excess Super glue by “fanning” the excess material away. Wait and allow the glue to cure before cutting with the razor. The time it takes for the glue to cure depends on how deep the chip was, the humidity in the home, etc.(This next step only applies if you have darker Granite) Once desired results are achieved, you may wish to use a colored permanent marker such as a black Sharpie to color the super glue. A Sharpie is permanent and dries quickly. For lighter colored stones, this may not be necessary.
    • Cal22314393
      on Apr 27, 2017

      Forgot to mention the nicks are on the outside edges of
      granite countertop. Will your repair method work
      the same formula for edges?

      Thank you




  • William
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Yes it will. Just use tape on the side of the countertop to create a "dam" for the glue.
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