How to camouflaget a ugly seam in kitchen granite?

by Kathy

How to camouflage the ugly seam in kitchen granite countertops

  3 answers
  • William William on May 12, 2019

    This is for making repairs to cracks and chips in granite but can also be used to hide the seam.

    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.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on May 12, 2019

    If you have a small piece that you can get some shavings from, add them to a bit of fiberglass mix and then put into the seam making sure that you smooth it out as soon as you put it into the seam because once it sets it will be hard to smooth out properly.

  • Alice Alice on May 13, 2019

    Use an epoxy kit to fill the crack between slabs of granite on your counter. Mix the epoxy according to the package instructions, and select a color that will closely match your granite so it is less visible once dry. Carefully fill in the seam, again moving back to front, and wipe off any excess as you go.