One more tip to keep your stone looking like new: always be sure to wipe up spills as soon as they occur.

Although some people like etches and feel that it gives their countertop a “lived-in” look, most find them visually unappealing.

For severe etches or indentations, you’ll need to call in a professional to re-polish the area or sand down the entire stone with special tools. Although finding an etch on your countertop can be distressing, don’t fret about it too much — even the most careful homeowner is bound to get at least a few over time.

As we demonstrated in our earlier segment on acid etching, if youÂ’re choosing a bar or countertop material, you should keep in mind that some materials will react to acidic foods such as tomatoes and lemons. However, if you do choose marble for a bar or countertop application, a honed, white marble would be the most suitable.

If the acid is left on long enough, the stone can degrade further and cause an indentation. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package but typically, youÂ’ll need to mix the polishing powder with water and work the mixture into the etch using a soft cloth until the shine reappears.

Since the stone isnÂ’t polished, you canÂ’t buff out the etch without giving your countertop a strange shiny spot that will definitely be noticable!




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One more tip to keep your stone looking like new: always be sure to wipe up spills as soon as they occur.Although some people like etches and feel that it gives their countertop a “lived-in” look, most find them visually unappealing.For severe etches or indentations, you’ll need to...