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How to Cover Minor Scratches with A Granite Color Kit
As a homeowner, learning to take care of your granite surfaces should be one of your priorities. You should be able to clean or maintain your granite surfaces effortlessly. Above all, you should also repair or cover minor scratches manually or use a granite color kit. Below are expert-recommended ways to effortlessly cover your minor scratches using a granite color kit.
What You Will Need
- Warm water and soap
- Epoxy compound
- Granite epoxy color kit.
Step 1: Wash the Granite Surface
Using a rag, wash the scratched surface using warm water and soap. Use pressure when cleaning your granite countertops. Dry the cleaned area using a dry cloth.
Step 2: Mix the Epoxy Compound with Coloring Agent
Suppose the scratch or chip is tiny and the damaged material cannot be reattached. In that case, experts recommend making a powder of a similar granite material and mixing it with an epoxy (glue) compound. You can then add the universal color from the granite epoxy color kit to the epoxy to reach the desired hue.
Step 3: Apply Paste
Once you have mixed the ingredients, apply the paste over the affected areas. Once the material dries, it becomes as hard as the original granite.
Step 4: Polish the Surface
After the material dries, grind and polish the damaged surface to return the original polish. This process often requires expertise to accomplish. As such, it is always advisable to contact an expert when dealing with a scratched or chipped granite.
Alternative Methods to Cover Small Scratches on Granite
Aside from using a granite epoxy color kit, you can also buff out the scratch using polishing paste. However, you should only remove the etching with paste once you have polished the granite surface. Etching happens when a substance corrodes your surface. If the scratch is so tiny that you can barely feel it, your best alternative would be a polishing paste.
Firstly, ensure your granite surface is entirely free of soap or any cleaning agent you used before. These substances may react with the polishing paste unexpectedly. Follow the directions on the polishing paste to achieve the best results.
Start with a small amount of paste as you increase the amount gradually. Using fine-grade steel wool, gently buff out the scratch. Use circular motions centralizing around your scratch.
If the buffing process removes the seal, reseal the granite surface using a suitable granite top sealer.
You can also hide your small granite scratch using a permanent marker. However, this method is generally safer for black granite. Color in the scratch using paint or a permanent marker until the scratch is no longer visible. Use a dampened cloth with denatured alcohol to wipe the area to remove any unnecessary colors.
Stone Color Enhancer
This product brightens the color of your granite to its original color. However, it can hide minor scratches that appear over time. Follow the directions that come with the color enhancer keenly for effective treatment.
A granite epoxy color kit is ideal for minor scratches on your granite surfaces. It is important to involve a professional when dealing with granite repairs. However, with proper care, you can conceal any minor scratches easily.