How to Polish Marble Countertops
Marble countertops are an incredibly stylish and luxurious addition to make to your kitchen, and when you have made the investment into them, then you are going to want to make sure that they always look their best.
But how can you do this? Especially when it seems that your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your entire home.
Restoring marble countertops is a whole lot easier thanks to marble polish. Designed to polish marble counter until they look brand new and sparkling, they are available as marble polishing kits, which will make sure that you have everything that you need.
However, if you are wondering how to shine marble countertops and make sure that your kitchen looks as best it can, then you might want to take a look at our guide to polishing marble countertops.
What you will need to polish marble counters
When you are planning on polishing your marble counters, it is important that you have everything that you are going to need to hand. That will make everything so much easier for you.
You are going to need:
- A mild cleaner and a sponge
- A low speed polisher
- A soft rag or brush for applying the sealer
- A marble polishing kit
A ready-made kit is designed to ensure that you have everything that you need, you don’t need to worry about missing something and in the most part these kits come with a DVD that will help you to get the best results from your efforts.
How to polish marble counters
It is important that you ensure that your marble counter is completely clean before you start the process of polishing it.
Once your counter is dried, you can polish the marble. You should find, if you buy a kit, that you have complete instructions in what to do with the contents of the kit. The first thing to apply is the polishing compound, there is a prescribed amount that you are going to want to apply and it is important to remember that a little of this compound will go a long way.
You need to work the compound in with the felt wheel, using a low to medium speed, you don’t need to press too hard at this stage of the polishing process, the wheel should do the hard work for you.
The corners of the countertops are hard to reach, so, if you are finding that the sanding wheel cannot reach the corners, then instead you can use the compound with a simple cloth. When you use these tools you need to polish the marble in a rotating motion, this can then be used down to the countertop edges too.
Once you have polished the marble counters, you will need to seal the counter, a vacuum and a dry cloth should remove the compound, you then need to finish the job with a damp cloth, this will make sure that no compound is left on the countertop.
It is a good idea to leave the counter until the next day, you will need to apply the sealer with a clean and soft rag, that has a soft-bristled brush. Once the sealer has dried, the countertops will not only be ready to use, but they will also look brand new and shining.