Go Ahead, Scratch your Soapstone!

What if Soapstone Scratches?

Are you afraid of ruining your beautiful new soapstone countertops? Don’t be! So, what if your soapstone scratches? You as a consumer can fix it!

If your soapstone countertop becomes scratched, follow these easy restoration steps:

Most scratches will disappear with a dab of mineral oil. To permanently remove a deep scratch, use 120-grit sandpaper, sand the scratch area in a circular motion until the scratch is almost gone, then use 220-grit sandpaper with water added to the area.

Soapstone scratches: countertops are easier to maintain than granite or concrete countertops.

Once the scratch is sanded away, apply a light coat of mineral oil to the area. Repeat the oiling as necessary – two or three times over the next 72 hours in order to match the coloration of the rest of the stone.

Oiling will enhance the luster and color of the soapstone, and restore that brand new look once again. Subsequent coats should be re-applied monthly or as needed.

So go ahead, scratch your soapstone!

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March, 2011

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