CHI Good Questions: Refinishing a Marble Countertop?

CHI Good Questions: Refinishing a Marble Countertop?

Janel Laban
Mar 18, 2008

Matt is looking for some info on a DIY project: I am currently refinishing my bathroom, and it has these great sinks set into marble counter tops. The whole thing is from 1951 and the marble is very worn. It is not stained, but it is dull from many years of soap scum and steam from the shower. I know that stone refinishers can hone the surface back to a nice finish, but does anyone have any ideas on how I can do it myself? I have a hand held random orbital buffer, but I do not know what else to use? Any thoughts?

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Good luck with the project, Matt! We did come across a kit for refinishing marble which sounds promising, but have no idea if that is the best way to approach the job. We're throwing this one out to the DIY experts out there...has anyone take on a project like this? Any info or advice for Matt would be much appreciated - please let him know in the comments.

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