How to Polish Granite
By: Danny Lipford
We had granite countertops installed in our kitchen over a year ago. The installers neglected to polish the edge of the granite. They came back several times to polish this but it still looks dull. Is there a way that I can polish this myself? I have purchased many different products for granite polishing and I have had no luck in making the edge look the least little bit shiny. -Trish
Polishing the edges of a granite countertop can be pretty labor intensive and requires a delicate touch. If you decide to give it a try, you’ll need to use a grinder or stone polisher equipped with various grit diamond pads (these may be rented at tool rental centers). The pads start at 50 grit and go up to 3000 and more. If your granite has already been partially polished, you can skip the lower grits.
Be sure to wear the proper safety equipment including a dust mask, safety glasses or goggles, and ear protection. You can read more about polishing granite on our website at How to Install a Granite Tile Countertop
Good luck with your project,