Unsightly Stains, Scratches, and Etch Marks Removed from a Fairfield Resident's Stone Countertop
August 19, 2015Take a moment to consider how much wear and tear your kitchen countertop endures on a daily basis. Rarely a day goes by that it isn't used! This creates ample opportunity for it to get damaged. When cooking, for example, spills are common and if the substance spilled is acidic, it might not just leave a stain - it can also cause etch marks to form. As a result, the state of your kitchen countertop will inevitably suffer over time, and this will happen even faster if you use the wrong products to clean it. Luckily, when countertops become peppered with stains, scratches, and etch marks, Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County can rescue them, just as we recently did for a resident of Fairfield, CT.
When Marie became unhappy with the once-spotless stone countertop in her kitchen shown in the picture above, she decided she needed to do something about it. Marie knew that, in order for it to be restored, she would need the help of a Fairfield stone honing professional. That's why she decided to give us a call. Not long after, we found ourselves making a timely arrival at her beautiful home in Fairfield, CT. She welcomed us inside before leading us into the kitchen where we'd be able to examine the stone countertop for ourselves. Upon seeing it, we knew our high quality products and tried-and-true processes would be able to completely restore it.
We strategized the best plan of attack: first, we would start on the right side and then work our way to the left. To start, we used a machine to thoroughly clean the stone's surface. Once this was done, it was time to perform a few rounds of honing, which would remove any damage that could currently be seen on the countertop. After the first round of honing was complete, we were amazed by the dramatic difference that could now be seen between the honed and un-honed sides. As the video below shows, the difference was truly night and day – and we had only finished the first round of honing!
When the whole honing process was complete, every scratch, stain, and etch mark vanished. Our next step was sealing the stone as a way to protect it from becoming damaged once again in the future. Now, this entire process needed to be repeated on the other side of the countertop and, after that was done, all we'd still need to do would be to re-caulk the area.
Once the stone countertop was fully restored, we called Marie over to take a look at it. She was amazed! We were pleased to hear that she couldn't even remember the last time her countertop looked this good. We advised her that if she wanted the countertop to retain its new, clean appearance, she would need to take proper care of it and use the appropriate cleaners. The best cleaners in this case are soapless and pH-neutral. After promising us she'd be sure to do so, we hopped in the car and drove away.
Want to see how this restoration project was performed? The video below will show you.
How is the countertop in your own kitchen holding up? Whether it's made of marble, granite, or any other type of stone, we can restore it in a way that is quick, cost-effective, and convenient. When it comes to restoring hard surfaces, we're the professionals you need. Has your countertop seen better days? If so, call us or request a free quote below!
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