Granite Counter Polishing and Repair

Granite Counter Polishing and Repair

Granite has steadily become the surface of choice for stone counters. Granite is easy to clean, does not etch with acids, and if sealed properly will not stain. But there are times when when your granite surfaces need attention.

Over time a heavily used granite counter space can become dulled by the constant abrasion of porcelain dishes, metal hardware,and other impliments. When this happens the surface needs to be polished. This is done using specialized tooling and polishes. Once the surface is brought back to a polish it is detailed and sealed. Your newly polished granite will last for years.

Cracks around the sinks can happen when a steel rod has been placed in the granite for strength around the sink hole. Water intrusion causes the steel to expand as it rusts. These cracks run parallel to the sink and in many cases are not permanently repairable. At Sureshine we have a developed a method of repair that will extend the life of your counters. The cracks are filled with flowing fast curing epoxy then ground flat. Once flat the surface is filled with aesthetic adhesives to make the repair look as natural as possible.

Services Offered:

1. Granite Counter Clean and Seal – Removal of all residues and debris from the surfaces, application of the highest quality sealer, buffing to remove residues and polish.
2. Granite Counter Polish, Clean, and Seal – Mild abrasive restorative polishing prior to detail cleaning and sealing.
3. Granite Counter Repair – Includes Cracks in front and behind the sink, holes, and seam repairs. Please call us for more information on these services.

Examples of our Work
 Granite Crack Repair - Before  Granite Crack Repair - After and ready for use.
Granite Seam Repair in Porgress The perfect polish

Cracked granite counter to be repaired
This crack is caused by a rusting steel rod cut into the underside of the granite.

Granite Crack Repair and Clean and Seal
Granite Crack Repair and Clean and Seal

Get the Most From your Investment:

1. Keep areas around fixtures clean and dry
2. Put soap and other cleaning products on trays away from the surface
3. Blot spills with a paper or microfiber towel and use Easyoxy to remove residues
4. When cleaning the surface do not use dish soap or other highly concentrated cleaning agent. These product attract dirt and build-up that can be hard to clean over time.
5. For polished surfaces, use Ultimate Stone and Multisurface Polish periodically (Weekly or semi-monthly as needed).
6. Do not cut directly on the surface. Use a cutting board.
7. Periocically check the caulking around your sink and backsplash and repair if necessary.
8. It is generally not advisable to set hot pots directly on the counter. Using trivets can prevent damage.
9. Use a your favorite daily cleaner regularly to remove residues.

Products to buy:

Easy Oxy
Ultimate
Stain Remover

Honed Granite Absolute Granite Refinishing

Honed Absolute Granite Refinishing and Honing

Recently, we refinished honed granite kitchen counters for a very good client. Though honed absolute black is a terrific counter top material that delivers years of useful life, it does tend to need service from time to time. We refinished all of the spots off the surface and deep cleaned it to remove any oils and grease.

Granite Counter Before.

 

       Black Granite Counter
 Black Granite Counter - Close-up before refinishing
 Black Granite Counter
 Black Granite Counter

Granite Counters After Refinishing and Honing

 

The granite surface was wet sanded to remove lines, marks, and swirls. The surface diamond polished to a nice satin finish then color enhanced to both darken the surface and seal it to reduce future issues. This kind of service must be done once every three or four years.

Black Granite Counter
 Black Granite Counter
 Black Granite Counter
 Black Granite Counter

 

About Ted McFadden

Ted is the owner of Sureshine Care and Restoration Services, Inc. in Orange County California with an office in Morgan Hill, California. Ted has been polishing and restoring natural stone and tile since 1987, has written a book on the subject and teaches a four day intensive hands on seminar to teach interested students the stone restoration trade. If you are in need of services in Southern California, please call us at (800)378-0266 or email info@sureshinecares.com.

Ted McFadden our owner in the Boston Globe

 

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About Ted McFadden: Ted is the owner of Sureshine Care and Restoration Services, Inc. in Orange County California with an office in Morgan Hill, California. Ted has been polishing and restoring natural stone and tile since 1987, has written a book on the subject and teaches a four day intensive hands on seminar to teach interested students the stone restoration trade. If you are in need of services in Southern California, please call us at (800)378-0266 or email info@sureshinecares.com.