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How to Fix a Chipped Quartz Countertop

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You can fix a chipped quartz countertop if the damage is not too severe

Quartz is the most popular material when it comes to kitchen countertops. It’s visibly beautiful, durable, and long-lasting. Due to its durability, there are rarely any issues with chips or scratches. However, anything can happen in a busy home! Below you will find how to fix a chipped quartz countertop without a professional. The do-it-yourself tips are focused on small chips or cracks on your countertops.

Check Your Warranty: 

Before you get elbow deep in your do-it-yourself quartz chip repair, check your warranty. Most quartz warranties are in the paperwork you received when you bought it. The warranty period depends on the company, but they usually last between one and ten years, so it’s crucial to check this first. Give the company a call to see if you have any options for repair directly through them.

Gather Materials: 

Gather the necessary materials needed for your countertop project. You’ll need an ammonia-based cleaner, masking tape, sandpaper, a brush or spatula, and either superglue or pigmented epoxy adhesive. Superglue is used for light-colored quartz and pigmented epoxy adhesive for dark-colored countertops. This won’t be a messy project, but grab some snug-fitting gloves to protect your hands from the materials.

Clean the Surface: 

Use the ammonia-based cleaner to clear the area of any dust or particles. Ammonia-based cleaners are non-abrasive and will not damage your quartz countertop. Spray the surface, wipe it clean, and allow the surface to completely dry before moving on to the next step. You should wait at least an hour before moving to the next step.

Prepare the Area: 

Put masking tape around the chipped or cracked area. This will help with the cleanup as you won’t have to risk scratching any other area of your countertop.

Fill the Surface: 

Depending on the color of your counter, use the correct filling for your chip or crack. Superglue is used for light-colored quartz and pigmented epoxy adhesive for dark-colored countertops. For the application of superglue, use a brush or spatula. Once the superglue has reached the same height as the countertop, allow it to dry for twenty-four hours.

If you are using a pigmented epoxy adhesive, consider adding dye the color of your countertop to ensure the color matches. Epoxy adhesive shrinks so you can follow the same steps as you would with superglue but add a little extra. This will account for the shrinkage once you let it dry for twenty-four hours. Don’t panic if there is extra spillover with either filler as your tape should catch it, and you can sand off any excess where the crack or chip was after it dries.

Level and Finish: 

Use sandpaper to level out the surface once it has dried. Use sandpaper that has a high grit of at least 360 to 600. This will help smooth the surface without leaving any clear lines.

If your crack or chip is small, this do-it-yourself project is completely possible to fix the issue. However, if your crack or chip is large or deep, you should likely call a professional to fix your chipped quartz countertop. If your current quartz countertops are old are not holding up, find a quartz dealer that has a good reputation so you can get the most for your money. 

Countertop Experts

If you are looking for new countertops and are interested in quarts, contact Vadara Quartz. They are the leaders in kitchen and dining surfaces. Vadara’s collection includes the finest quartz surfaces in the industry combining beauty, function, innovation, and value. Check out their website for their latest inventory and to see what is trending. Contact Vadara for more information and any questions you may have!

What to do About Damaged Countertops

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We’ve all been there before: we place a hot pot on our countertop and — bang — we hear the crack. Or, perhaps your countertops are just old and falling apart. Either way, having a damaged countertop can be quite a nuisance. It doesn’t cost much to fix a damaged countertop, but it does take time and energy. If you’ve got a busted up countertop, here are some tips on how to proceed.

Laminate Countertops

The most common countertops out there are made of laminate material. The problem with laminate countertops is that they can quickly become worn out and old. They can easily become chipped or stained, so it’s important to consider whether or not laminate is right for you. Nevertheless, it is a very common option — so what do you do if your laminate countertop cracks or wears down?


If it’s a minor issue, you can always paint your laminate countertop. They actually make a faux granite paint that easily covers up a countertop quite seamlessly. Be sure to clean the area first before painting and dab with a little bit of alcohol. Remove any old caulk from the area so that paint doesn’t get on it, which would make the job look quite sloppy. Don’t worry, you can apply new caulk after the paint has dried. Repair any chips or crack in the area as well before getting down to it. And finally, add a good primer, let it dry, and then paint the area with a small sponge using a dabbing method in a circular motion. This method will help the paint look more natural.

Baking Soda & Water

For stains that are a pain, you can make a paste out of baking soda and water and apply it to the area. Let the paste really soak into the countertop for a couple hours before wiping it clean with a paper towel. This should remove most of the stain from your counter, especially if it’s a recently formed stain. For those that are a little harder to get out, try using some nail polish remover, paint thinner, or a very small amount of acetone. Be sure to test this out on a small area first before dousing the whole area with it.[1]

Peel & Stick Vinyl Sheets

Believe it or not, you can cover up your countertop the same way you used to cover your school books. Peel and stick vinyl sheets are one of the cheaper ways to hide a damaged countertop and they come in a variety of options. Check them out here!


Tile is actually quite easy to replace. Just remove the tile that is cracked or chipped and replace it with a new one. Be sure to lay down some new grout so that it forms nicely to the area.


Wood countertops can be sanded where there is damage. Unfortunately, you may then end up with an uneven countertop. This may only be noticeable to you, but nevertheless, it could become quite the pain.


Installing quartz countertops may be your best bet when it comes down to damaged countertops. Quartz is basically indestructible — it’s one of the strongest materials on our planet! Barely anything can penetrate it or crack it. Quartz is also extremely easy to clean and care for because it’s non-pourous. Vadara Quartz uses only the purest, natural quartz around, and they come in a variety of shades.

If you’re looking to switch to a beautiful quartz countertop, look no further than Vadara Quartz. Visit their website to view your options today.

[1] https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/kitchen/how-to-repair-and-refinish-laminate-countertops