How To: Repair a Chip in Granite

With everyday life, it is not difficult for an accident to happen that ultimately leaves you trying to figure out how to repair a chip in your granite. Many sharp items or hard objects could cause this damage. At first, it may seem unable to be repaired due to the stone’s unique design and coloration. We are glad to say that this is not the case. Minor chips can be repaired by a savvy DIYer but if you do run into issues the Stone Squad here at Planet Stone will gladly get you all squared away.

 

Here is our step-by-step guide to a minor chip repair.

    1. Thoroughly clean the chip using acetone.

    2. If your stone is a darker shade, use a Sharpie marker to color in the chip. Be careful, because the Sharpie marker could stain unaffected areas of your countertop.

    3. Use tape to conceal the area surrounding the chip.

    4. Fill in the chip with super glue. Make sure it is filled slightly above the surface so it can be properly shaved down.

    5. Allow the glue to completely dry.

    6. Take a razor blade and, using back and forth motions, scrape off excess super glue so it is smooth and in-line with the countertop.

    7. Use a very fine grit sandpaper to properly adjust the sheen of your countertop.

 

These seven steps will prove to be helpful when repairing your countertops. We are aware that every situation is different and these seven steps may not work for all. If your chip is more severe or you are unable to repair it, give us a call. Planet Stone is prepared to repair your countertops for you. Read about our repairs and find out how to contact us here.