Mending the marble made easy

In the course of his life, marble gets light damages again and again. Cracks, scratches and small holes can be easily repaired with special repair kits. And once the marble is sanded off, the sanding dust should be lifted.

Finished fillings available

Light scratches on the surface of the marble can usually be removed with a fine emery paper or a dirt eraser. The subsequent polishing allows the usual signs of wear disappear quickly. For deeper grooves, small holes and narrow cracks, different fillers are commercially available.

In most cases, mending a liquid putty that squeezes out of the tube or syringe to help repair damaged areas. For small but deep holes such as holes, colored plaster or grinding dust mixed with stone glue is well suited for repair. Decisive for the result is usually the aftertreatment by grinding and / or polishing.

Mending the marble yourself

  • plaster
  • Tie dye for tinting
  • Marmorkitt
  • swarf
  • stone adhesive
  • water
  • Possible abrasives
  • polish
  • brush
  • trowel
  • syringe
  • rubber spatula
  • polishing cloth
  • Sandpaper or stone
  • Possible grinding machine
  • Possibly polishing machine

1. Pre-clean

Before mending the marble should produce a thorough cleaning of the surface. A damp wipe away dust and any buildup of grease should be eliminated with a neutral cleaner or a few splashes of alcohol.

2. Mix the repairing compound

Depending on the size, depth and nature of the damaged area, the gypsum should be mixed with a viscous or light liquid and dyed. Marmorkitt is usually ready to use. Sanding dust should be prepared similar to plaster by adding liquid stone glue.

3. trial work

In order to be able to estimate the flow and coloring behavior of the repairing compound, a test should be carried out in a less visible place such as a lower surface. According to the result, the consistency and color is adjusted.

4. Mending

Fill up the damaged areas with the repairing compound. Using the rubber spatula, roughly level the surface.

5. Grinding and polishing

Depending on the result after curing, sand off the repaired areas with a fine 400 grit. Wipe off dust with a damp cloth. Evenly polish the entire marble surface by hand or machine.

Tips & Tricks

For larger protrusions of the filling compound can be started with coarse abrasive from 40 grit. The finishing touch should be made with at least 400 grit.

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