counter top marks


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Old 08-19-05, 11:40 AM
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counter top marks

Hello Folk's, Recently bought a house with white countertops. Best I can tell, they are either some type of stone or fake stone. They are too light to be stone, I think. By looking at the ends they are 1 inch solid, not laminate.

The counters are nice looking except the previous owner didn't believe in cutting boards and have knive marks all over the place.(maybe a hint that they are not stone)Can I grind or sand the marks out and somehow buff the tops back to life? Should I get a pro, if so who??

Thanks for any ideas or help in advance!!! Eric
 
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Old 09-03-05, 03:08 PM
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Countertop marks

What you are describing may be a solid surface countertop. Does the sink appear to be integral with the top as a seamless installation? If so it can be sanded out with a random orbit sander connected to a vacuum to catch the dust. Start with 100 grit sandpaper and work your way to 280 to 320 grit, then polish with a red Scotch Bright pad (available at an automotive store).
 
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Old 09-05-05, 04:58 PM
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Hey Cntrtop, Thanks for the inofrmation. The sink is not seamless. Basic stainless top mount sink.

Can I seal this with polyurethane or anything else???

Thanks Eric
 
 

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