Common Benchtop Repair Problems and Solutions

Common Benchtop Repair Problems and Solutions

There is a wide range of benchtop repair Auckland problems that homeowners must face regularly, even when their benchtops are made of the toughest granite or quartz. From water damage to scratches and cracks, at The Benchtop Guys, we’ve encountered every benchtop-related problem possible! Using our experience, we address common benchtop repair problems in this article below.

But – before we begin – it’s important to note that there are great benchtop repairs in Auckland that keep your benchtops in peak condition. Read on for more.

The Problems

  1. Chips and Cracks – When you cut your food on your bench, drag heavy items across it or place them down on the benchtop, chips, cracks and scratches start to form. Not only do blemishes like these look unattractive, they can also impact the actual function of your benchtop, weakening the surface over time.
  2. Staining – Stains are bound to happen in everyday life. Spilled food, beverages and any household chemicals are common culprits when it comes to the staining of your benchtops. Stains aren’t really physically damaging to the benchtop, but visually unappealing and quite frustrating – particularly if scrubbing at them doesn’t fix the issue!
  3. Water and Heat Damage – Often, people place hot pants directly on their benchtops, inadvertently causing heat damage. Prolonged exposure to water – like the kind from wet dishes, or near the sink – can also cause water damage to your benchtops. They can warp, swell and discolour over time.

How to Fix Them

  1. Epoxy and Acrylic Fillers – Chips and cracks can be removed with epoxy or acrylic fillers blended into the surface of your benchtop. For larger chips and cracks, professionals can provide a more expert service that guarantees a seamless repair or replacement. As for scratches, it’s best to invest in a scratch remover or specialised sanding and sealing.
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda – For stubborn stains that won’t be scrubbed away, carefully apply a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to lift and wipe away the staining. To avoid stains entirely, though, it’s best to invest in the sealing of your benchtops after installation. Stains can’t sink into a sealed surface.
  3. Invest in Refinishing, Repair or Replacement – Unfortunately, heat and water damage are quite severe problems for your benchtops. Often, the best course of action is preventing such damage entirely. Always use a trivet between hot pans and your benchtop, and for water damage, wipe up spills straight away. If it’s too late to prevent, it’s time to invest in expert refinishing, repair or replacement to bring your benchtop back to standard.

Looking to breathe the life back into your benchtops? Look no further than The Benchtop Guys. We offer expert benchtop repairs in Auckland for your ultimate convenience, greatly improving the appearance of your kitchen or bathroom! Contact us for more information, today.