How to Polish Concrete Kitchen Countertops

What You'll Need
Mild liquid soap
Warm water
Scrub brush
Empty spray bottle
Electric polisher
Safety goggles
Paper breathing mask

If your home features any concrete kitchen countertops that have incurred a fair number of scratches and scruffs, it's time to give them a good polishing. In just two easy steps, your concrete countertop can be as smooth and scratch-free as the day you bought it.

Step 1--Clean the Countertop

The first step in cleaning concrete kitchen countertops is to give them a preparatory cleaning. After mixing a simple homemade cleaning solution of mild liquid soap and warm water, transfer the newly formed cleaner into an empty spray bottle and proceed to spray down your countertop. Next, use a sponge, washcloth, scrub brush or some combination thereof to purge any dirt, dust or grime from the countertop. After this, you will need to dry it with a clean cloth.

Step 2--Polish the Countertop

Having fully cleaned your counter, you're ready to begin polishing it. Start this step by donning a paper breathing mask and a pair of safety goggles. Next, make sure your electric polisher is equipped with the proper-sized hot-pressed pads and aluminum backer pads. Then proceed to carefully run the polisher over the countertop, taking care to keep the device's head flat and steady. After going over the entire counter, use a lightly dampened sponge, paper towel or washcloth to wipe off any resulting dust or debris.

Just keep these easy-to-follow steps in mind the next time you're polishing concrete kitchen countertops, and you'll have them looking like new in no time.