Asked on Aug 23, 2020

How to repair malble?

Kim  |Exquisitely UnremarkableCynthia HHolly Lengner - Lost Mom
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How can I fix a chip in my marble table?

12 answers
  • Vimarhonor
    on Aug 23, 2020

    Hello. If it was my table I would fill it with and epoxy putty and use acrylic paint it to perfetly match. I confess epoxy putty is my favorite DIY repair product.

    I believe the professional countertop people used a liquid epoxy that is custom tinted to fill. That’s how they fix the broken corners on my newly installed granite sinktop.

    if it’s a very small defect you might even try superglue fill with acrylic nail powder and attempting to paint the perfect disguise.

    • Elizabeth
      on Aug 29, 2020

      Thank you. What a great article. It's the second time someone suggests using epoxy.

  • Em
    on Aug 23, 2020

    Use polyesther resin. Clean well with nonabrasive household cleaner. Rinse the surface well and allow it to air dry. Remove any dust and loose particles inside the chipped area by scraping the surface with a utility knife. Wipe away any loose particles with a soft rag.

    Mix 1 1/2 ounces of gel coat with 10 drops of catalyst in a paper cup, using a craft stick. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon of titanium powder to strengthen the patch. Work out all the lumps from the titanium dust. This mixture will be a thick paste. If you need a smaller amount of repair mixture, mix less gel coat, catalyst and powder proportionately.

    Fill the chipped area with the gel coat paste, mounding it slightly above the surface with a toothpick. The paste will flatten and shrink some as it dries. Let the paste dry at least 4 hours or overnight.

    Attach a piece of 1200-grit wet-dry sandpaper to a sanding block. Wet the sandpaper slightly and lightly sand the repaired chip to smooth it down.

    Attach a buffing pad to a drill. Add some automotive buffing compound to the buffing pad. Buff the with the pad to restore shine to the surface as well as to the patched area.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Aug 24, 2020

    Hi Elizabeth, sorry you have a chip in your table. Hope this will helps you fix it. Apply epoxy glue or marble repair cement to a small brush. Brush the bonding material on the bottom and edges of the chipped piece of marble and the chipped area of the marble object. Press the chipped piece into the hole and hold firmly for the amount of time recommended by the adhesive manufacturer.


    How to Repair Chipped Marble | Hunker

    www.hunker.com › ... › Interior Home Repair




  • William
    on Aug 24, 2020

    i agree with Vimarhonor. Clean the chip with rubbing alcohol. use a two part epoxy putty to fill the chip. Try to shape it a close as possible. Once the putty is hard you can sand it some more to shape and smooth it out. You can use Sharpie markers or craft paint to color the repair

  • Ken Erickson
    on Aug 24, 2020

    Wow, lots of good info here.

  • Dee
    on Aug 25, 2020

    You can fill it with CA glue from a hobby shop. Use colored markers to match. or You can use Super Glue not the kind from the dollar store.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Aug 25, 2020

    They have marble repair kits that you can buy to fix the chip.


    https://amzn.to/3loyqeX

  • Cynthia H
    on Aug 25, 2020

    You could also contact someone who works with marble. They may not do repairs, but, may be able to give you recommendations for materials or someone who does repairs. Google your zip code with "marble" and "marble repair" and that may help. Good luck and stay safe!

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