Category: Countertops

How To Get A Professional Look With Your Next DIY Countertop Project

 

Wondering how you can make your marble countertop look brand new again? Do you have spots or rings glaring at you every time you look at your countertop? Scared that the only solution to bringing back the beauty of your countertop involves calling in a professional and spending loads of money?

We call these spots or rings an etch. Fortunately, for most homeowners, there’s a simple do-it-yourself (DIY) solution that doesn’t have to break the bank to accomplish. MB Stone Care has created a simple, consumer friendly, marble polishing compound that is simple to use and cost efficient. It’s called MB-11. It’s a professional grade product that allows you to polish your marble just like a pro. You only need a little, which makes it ideal for spot repairs caused by water stains or acid etching on your marble countertops. No special tools required. All you need is gloves (remember you are using a  professional grade compound), a spray bottle filled with water, a white piece of cloth (washcloth will do fine) and you.

To begin this DIY project, put approximately 1/3 teaspoon of powder (it doesn’t take much) to the spot to be restored and spread it evenly over approximately two square inches. Using the spray bottle, spray a mist of water over the powder, making sure all the powder is moistened. The goal is to turn the powder into a paste consistency. Then, using a clean, white piece of cloth (a washcloth will do fine), rub until the area treated is dry. It shouldn’t take more than a few strokes. To finish with a “professional touch”, spray a bit more water to the area being treated. Then using the same part of the cloth with product residue, rub in circles (with a little pressure). Next you will use a fast back and forth motion (with more pressure) until the stone surface is dry and shiny. This will make for a perfect blend.

For a finishing touch to eliminate any residue, you can spray a little MB-5 (Marble, Granite & More Cleaner) on your countertop and rub it dry. Some people like to spray a little MB-13 (Stone Spray Polish) on their countertop because it coats the stone surface with a smooth and shiny shield. This helps control finger-marks and other minor smudges. These finishing touches are not necessary to get the results you are looking for, but some people like to take the look of their countertops to the next level.

Another option for bringing your marble countertops back to life and removing unwanted etches is using your drill. What? A drill? Yes, a common household drill, along with a Magic Renova Drill Kit, can do the same job as the MB-11 with a little less effort on your part. The pads that come with the drill kit are color coded, making it easy to follow the step-by-step directions. Each colored pad is a step in the process to bringing your marble countertops back to life. All you need with this drill kit is your drill and water. If you would like to have that glossy shine, you can finish up with the last step using the MB-11.

 

Kitchen Trends for 2018 — Prestige Marble and Granite Blog

Photo: Granada Tile It’s that time when we’re saying goodbye to the current year and looking forward to the next. And at Prestige, when we start thinking about the year to come, we can’t help but think about what’s coming next for kitchen design. If we can judge by how our kitchens will look, 2018 […]

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I need help choosing a sealer for my granite countertops and travertine showers.

Question:  “We are moving into a new house and the granite countertops and travertine showers have not been sealed. I’m confused as to which product to buy to seal. Is it the barrier or the impregnator?” Answer:  Our MB-24 Barrier is an impregnating sealer so … Continue reading I need help choosing a sealer for my granite countertops and travertine showers.