Asked on Apr 13, 2018

How repair chips in silestone

by Patricia
  8 answers
  • Ken Ken on Apr 13, 2018

    If the chips are small you simply buff out the chip:

    Your counter top carries a rather long warranty and you may want to check it to see if they will cover your specific damage:

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 13, 2018

    Step 1 Clean the chipped area with an ammonia-based cleaner and a soft cloth. Allow the area to dry.

    Step 2 Fill in the chipped area with a layer of fast-drying glue. Allow the glue to dry overnight. Fill in the area again with another layer of glue. Continue to add layers until the chip is completely filled -- slightly above the countertop's surface level. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.

    Step 3 Cut off the top layer of the glue by holding a sharp razor blade at a 45-degree angle to the surface.

    Step 4 Sand the area with fine-grit sandpaper to remove any bumps.

    Step 5 Buff the area with a soft cloth and a quartz polishing cream, to restore the original brilliance of the countertop.

  • there are kits available on home stores and you can watch you tube videos to see what others have done. You could contact Silestone USA to see of there is a preferred dealer of the kits.

  • Andra Andra on Apr 13, 2018
    1. I'd suggest first clean the chipped area with a soft cloth and an ammonia-based cleaner. Let the area dry.
    2. You can then fill in the chipped area with a layer of glue. Do this just a bit at a time, so you're essentially building up layers of it. It'll be slightly larger than the chip itself. Just cut off the top layer of the glue carefully with a sharp razor blade.
    3. Sand the area with fine-grit sandpaper to remove any bumps. Buff with a quartz polishing cream. You'll be good to go!
  • Dee Dee on Apr 13, 2018

    If you need a color in the chipped part use a magic marker, in color choice before putting your top layer of glue on. You must use CA glue the kind you buy in a hobby shop or real super glue. Let it dry completely. I used rubbing alcohol to make sure it was dry. Do not sand, take a straight edge razor at a 45 degree angle and smooth out the area.

  • William William on Apr 13, 2018

    This works on granite. Should work on quartz (silestone).

    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.

    • Patricia Patricia on Apr 14, 2018

      Thanks so much, William. I think that will work just perfectly.