Tips for Repairing Chipped Granite
If you are like most homeowners, you take pride in your home and want to keep it in good condition. One of the easiest ways to damage your home’s appearance is by chipping your granite countertops. While a minor chip may not seem like a big deal, over time it can really detract from the look of your kitchen or bathroom. Fortunately, there are several tips you can use for repairing chipped granite yourself. Keep reading to learn more.
Method 1: Dabbing Some Water and Baking Soda
Use some baking soda. Combine water and baking soda in a bowl until it becomes more of a paste than just water, then rub on top of the chipped area. Use your finger to rub the paste on top of the chipped area, making specific circles as you go. Allow it to sit for a minute and then rinse off with water and a cloth or sponge. Once all residue is removed, apply some more paste back onto the edge and dry with a clean towel.
Method 2: Using a Glue Gun
Take some glue from your hot glue gun and apply it to the edge of the chipped area. This might take a little bit of time, and you’ll need to hold it in place until the glue cools down and holds its form. This option is definitely one for people who are not looking for an aesthetically pleasing fix but just one that will allow you to use your counters again, as the glue is visible and the fix does not look pretty.
Method 3: Using a High-Quality Epoxy
Similar to method 2, high-quality epoxies can also be used to repair chips in granite countertops (and other surfaces) and will dry clear. Apply a generous amount to the chipped area and allow it to dry, then sand down for a smooth finish.
Method 4: Using a Granite Repair Kit
There are kits specifically made for repairing chips in granite countertops, which maybe your best option if you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on the project. Apply the included epoxy to the chip, let it dry according to directions, and you’re done!
Overall, there are many ways you can repair chips in your granite countertops without breaking the bank. Some methods take less time than others, but if you use epoxy like those found in kits designed for this specific purpose, you’ll be done with your repair in no time.
What are some other ways I can more effectively fix the chips of my granite countertops?
Other Methods for Repairing Chipped Granite Countertops
Some people go for a grout pen (similar to an oil paint pen) but be careful as they require fine detail and constant pressure to make them effective. Not all granite is the same so you need to find something that works on yours.
However, if your chip is small, try a little toothpaste and water, or even better some baking soda with vinegar. Just leave it for an hour or so then rinse off. A good grout pen may work over this.
If your chip is through to the stone, you can try gluing a piece of marble over it. It will not be totally invisible but quite close. But remember it’s on the underside so is hardly seen.
A little bit of water and dry cloth should do the trick for a small chip – don’t rub too hard or you’ll make it worse!
You can also take a piece of granite from somewhere else in your house and carefully glue it over the chip. If done well, this will be pretty invisible too. Again, a grout pen may work to hide the glue/seam but I have not tried this myself.
A repair kit is probably your best option. No more need to worry about the chip!
For more tips on how to repair your granite, check out this video!