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Cheesehead 03-22-2005 01:41 PM

How can you fix a marble countertop?
 
I have a huge gash in my marble countertop from a wine bottle and I want to fix it.

There are services you can hire but is this something I can do myself?

Rike 05-05-2005 08:33 AM

It's pretty tricky, because you need to match the finish of the counter. That's why a professional is your best choice. If you want to do it yourself, then pick up some clear two-part epoxy or some clear resin patch. Apply a small amount of the product to the damaged areas, making certain not to overwhelm the area. Start with just a little and add more as necessary to completely fill the scratch. The product is self-leveling and will only need time to dry before you can perform the final step to this repair. Once dry, lightly sand the area with 400 or 600-grit wet sandpaper. Or you can use a little rubbing or polishing compound to achieve the same effect. Give the entire top a good waxing with an auto polish or paste wax. It probably won't be a perfect match, but it's better than having to replace it!


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