Quartz Surfacing: How to Repair Quartz Countertops
Quartz surfacing is designed for a beating – but it’s not indestructible. Extreme wear-and-tear and kitchen accidents can occasionally result in chipped stone. In the rare event this occurs, you should be able to fix it without replacing the entire quartz slab. How will you choose to repair your quartz countertops?
Option 1: Save the Chip & Hire a Pro
Check your quartz warranty and see if it covers repairs. If it does not, repair costs will depend on damage. However these costs will pale in comparison to countertop replacement or large-scale repairs – especially those that result from expensive DIY mistakes.
Option 2: Do-It-Yourself, with Step-by-Step, Quartz Countertop Repair Instructions…
- Step 1 – Check It
Before DIY repair maneuvers, first check your slab’s warranty to ensure repair services aren’t covered. If not, move on…
- Step 2 – Clean It
Clean the entire slab with a quartz-compatible, ammonia-based cleaner. Be sure to spray and wipe clean each-and-every section, removing dirt and stuck-on grime before moving forward with chip repair.
- Step 3 – Glue It
A fast-acting glue is best here. If you aren’t sure which brand, your local hardware store pro should be able to guide you. Careful application is key: Apply the glue with a small paintbrush, covering the chipped area carefully. Do not hold the glue bottle over the counter, otherwise drips could irreparably damage the countertop surface.
- Step 4 – Stick It
Stick the chipped piece of quartz back into the hole, lining it up carefully. (You may want to practice the fit prior to glue application.)
- Step 5 – Scrape It
Allow the glue to dry 24-48 hours. Do not speed-up this step – and do not touch it. Once it is dry, put on gloves and goggles. Gently and very carefully scrape off any excess glue, holding the razor blade at an angle to avoid countertop damage. Work side-to-side and back-and-forth to clear raised edges, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. Repeat the process until the countertop surface is smooth and even.
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