Granite countertops are found in more and more kitchens these days, and black is one of the more popular shades. Unfortunately, this high-maintenance material is even more so in darker colours. Stains and scratches show up much more brilliantly, just as they do on a dark automobile. In addition, when making repairs to black granite, you must avoid using coloured cleansers or cleansers that contain chemicals that might affect the depth of the colour.
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Things you need
- Diamond scouring powder
- Soft cloths
- Scrubbing pad
- Black epoxy crack filler
- Plastic spatula
Remove water spots, stains and surface scratches with a gentle diamond scouring powder. Lightly sprinkle the powder over the damaged area. Work the cleanser over the damage with a damp cloth until the damage is gone.
Rinse the cloth and wipe down the granite thoroughly so that no powder is left. Try a fine-grade kitchen scrubbing pad on any stains or scratches that remain. Rub the pad over the area, pressing down with moderate pressure, and clean the counter afterward with a damp soft cloth.
Purchase epoxy crack filler in black to repair larger cracks. Fill the cracks with the prepared epoxy and push it into the cracks as deeply as possible with a small, rounded plastic spatula. Level and smooth the surface of the epoxy with the spatula and let it dry 48 hours.
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