Tips to Repair Cracked or Chipped Bathroom Countertops

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Bathroom countertops take a lot of abuse and heavy traffic. Even with the most careful cleaning and use, chips and cracks can form in the surfaces. Luckily, fixing these cracks and chips is a quick, easy, and cheap task. Regardless of the material, fix the problem as soon as you notice it to keep repairs simple and effective.

Laminate

Epoxy glue can easily be used to fill any cracks or chips on a laminate countertop. The color will not match, but with a couple of bottles of finger nail polish, the color can easily be added. Finger nail polish comes in thousands of colors and will withstand the moisture of a bathroom. Dab it on in small amounts for maximum effect.

WARNING: Epoxy products can release fumes which are toxic to breathe in, especially if you have a history of respiratory problems. Read the container for safety instructions and consider wearing a face mask and safety glasses while applying the glue.

Granite or Soapstone

Clean with acetone first, then fill small cracks or chips with super glue. The glue bonds with water to adhere, so it is perfect for a bathroom countertop. It works best on smaller cracks and chips along a horizontal surface. The glue fills in the crack and makes it virtually disappear. The same is true for a small chip. Be sure to smooth the glue over a chip so the surface remains flush.