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Ridding Your Stone of Scratches

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When you introduce natural stone elements into your home, you are ushering in a stamp of history. Not only do they improve the appearance of your home, but they are extremely durable and long-lasting. However, don’t get cocky with your stone and start mistreating it, because as durable as they are, they aren’t totally unbreakable. If you drop a sharp knife on your counter, it will most certainly leave a scratch. Scratches and wounds are common in stone but they are also very easy to remove with a cool technique that can last a few minutes. 

Put on goggles and a dust mask because this technique can create dust storms in your home. First, start off by wiping down the scratched area in question to remove dirt or any other residue left behind from a previous mopping session. Once completed, dry it off with a lint-free rag. 

Once dry, place a 50-grit diamond grinder or polishing disk on your angle grinder. Initiate smooth circular motions and watch as the scratches are ground away and seamlessly blended into the stone. To ensure the scratch is gone, run your finger over it. After three or four passes, the scratch should be nonexistent. 

Once the scratch has been buffed away, give the stone one last wipe down and cleaning with water to remove any residual dust from your session. A scratch does not have to become a permanent stamp on your stone, like the unique veins and formations that Mother Nature created.  

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