Quartz countertop scratch repair

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Quartz countertop scratch repair
Quartz counter tops are known for their resiliency and tolerance for heat and cold. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Quartz counter tops are known for their beauty. Quartz comes in a variety of colours and patterns and is easily cut and modified to fit into any space. Quartz is also known for its resiliency against heat and cold. But even a quartz surface has its limits, and normal wear and tear such as scratches can occur. Repairing a scratched quartz counter top takes a bit of effort, but the surface can be restored to like-new condition.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Ammonia-based cleaner
  • Dry cloth
  • Damp cloth
  • Fast-acting glue
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Razor blade or utility knife

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  1. 1

    Clean the counter top thoroughly, especially the damaged area. An ammonia-based cleanser, such as a window cleaner is best, or you can create your own cleaner by adding 1 cup of ammonia to 2 cups water.

  2. 2

    Wipe the counter dry with a clean, dry cloth. Make sure the counter is completely dry and free of dirt, dust and grime.

  3. 3

    Apply fast-acting glue to the scratched area. Make sure the glue fills the entire scratch. Allow the glue to set for a minimum of 24 hours.

  4. 4

    Remove the excess glue from the counter top surface with a razor blade or utility knife. Hold the blade at a 45-degree angle and carefully scrape away the glue around the filled-in area.

  5. 5

    Sand the filled-in surface with fine sandpaper until the surface is smooth. Use a damp cloth to wipe away the excess glue and grit from sanding.

Tips and warnings

  • Place cooling pads or pot holders under hot items being placed on the counter. Also, avoid sliding metal items across the counter to help avoid scratches in the future.
  • Do not use the counter top as a cutting surface. This can damage the surface.
  • The Kitchen Countertops website states, "Avoiding bleach is a key factor when it comes to maintaining your quartz countertop in a perfect condition."

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