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Aug 19

Cultured Marble Repairs

Posted by C. Mason Hearn in repairs, countertops



We have a cultured marble countertop in our bathroom, bought from a home center less than two years ago.  Some visible marks have appeared in the surface – not deep scratches, but the top no longer looks new.  What might be done to restore the original appearance?


DH, Midlothian, VA





Cultured marble is a mix of finely-ground stone dust, polymer resins, binders, fillers and pigments.  The finished surface is gel coat, not unlike the hull of a boat, or the body of a Corvette.  If the scratches are very light, you may be able to apply a coat or two of automotive wax or a special wax known as Gel Gloss (look in marine supply stores), which should hide the marring for a year or so, at least until the wax wears through.


Longer-lasting renewal may be accomplished by buffing the surface with automotive polishing compound, either by hand or with an electric buffer.


Unlike solid surface products (like Corian), deep scratches may not be easily repairable, since the finish is only surface-deep.


I hope this helps.  Good luck with your visit to the boat store (I always find some neat hardware or doo-dads to buy there), and best wishes for a sparkling “new” countertop!



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written by West Coast Flooring, April 15, 2012
This is one great post! Really great idea on how to refurnish/buff your old marble countertops and keeping it clean and brand new looking.
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written by Alison, February 15, 2012
I have some deep scratches and i know that these scratches are not easy to remove but i am sure it will work for me. Let see what will happen.

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written by Alen B., July 21, 2011
I wasn't much acknowledged with Cultured marble. But now I get an idea about it. Still I have to learn more to fix it.I wanna include it in my mansfield flooring store. So, this article will help me a lot.
written by Alice, May 30, 2011
Try out some polish compound However, if it doesn't work contact a expert home improvement contractors As to keep trying new new ideas may make the problem more worst.
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written by Plumbing fittings, April 18, 2011
Yes you are right i am agree with him that should go for the buffering with some polish compound,as Plumbing fittings
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written by Lou, April 04, 2011
Nice and interesting article about marble repair, i also need to replace or repair my bathroom marble tiles. Thanks for posting that information.

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written by Lou, March 04, 2011
I have some major problems with my house floor marble, there is big spots on it after try many products its still same. I am looking for that solution if you have then please post it.

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written by Cindy Plantation, February 26, 2011
Thank you for these rather practical tips.
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written by Ted, November 15, 2010
Aside from just marble in your bathroom you'll need a great interior painter.

We were in the same position and decided to use Fortune Restoration a premier painting and restoration company.

They were great and just wanted to let people know we were more than happy!

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written by Warner, August 09, 2010
I am agree with him that you should go for the buffering with some polish compound. I hope it 'll give the new look to your bathroom.

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