Small depression in granite counter - how to fix it myself?

tajrazOctober 9, 2013

Hi there -

Apologies if I'm posting this in the incorrect place, it was suggested to me to post this question here.

Last weekend, I noticed two small depressions/dents in my granite countertops (1.5 years old), when I was re-sealing them. They're quite small now, but I'd like to get a hold of it now, before they expand. Is there an easy, long-term solution to fixing them myself? Both depressions are in "high-traffic" areas, close to the sink.

Thank you!

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tajraz

One more picture of the other dent.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 10:22AM
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oldryder

The easiest thing to do is fill the chips with crazy glue.

1. clean the area to be repaired with acetone. you will reseal the affected area when you are done.

2. put masking tape around the area to be filled right up to the edge of the depression.

3. fill the depression with crazy glue. the more you overfill it the more glue you will have to scrape away later.

4. after the glue sets take a new razor blade and, with the blade perpendicular to the stone, scrape away the excess until the repaired area is flush to the top of the stone. if u use the blade at an angle you will probably just pop the glue out of the depression.

5. polish the glued area with 000 steel wool.

6. reseal.

if the glue pops out then repeat the process after making the depressions a little deeper with a sharp instrument. shallow depressions are one of the hardest chips to patch.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 11:56AM
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debrak2008

Wow, crazy glue. I would have never thought. I have a few of those spots in my white diamond. My installer said for $100 they will come out and fix any and all spots. Maybe I should just get some crazy glue.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 1:00PM
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oldryder

we use crazy glue for very small chips that the colored expoxy fillers won't adhere to anyway. For larger chips an epoxy repair is the way to go. It's not difficult and almost any epoxy will work because of the porosity of the stone. The real trick is getting a decent color match so the only giveaway that it's patched is the lower gloss on the repaired area.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 1:25PM
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jellytoast

Is it really necessary to repair such little indentations? I have a few of those, but didn't think they were a problem.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 2:34PM
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debrak2008

They chips actually don't bother me but sometimes it bugs my DH and I know he would love to fix them. I will keep this tip to myself for now : )

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 2:48PM
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Trebruchet

There are inexpensive light cure kits available online. They are not subject to the UV light rays that plague cyanoacralates, but work best on deeper gouges.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 3:55PM
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