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Do It! Polish Cultured Marble Countertops

By: Danny Lipford

It takes just a few simple steps to polish cultured marble countertops and get them looking their best.

Before polishing cultured marble, you’ll want to clean it as well as possible.

If you have removed the existing faucets like we have, you may need to use a heavy-duty degreaser to clean those areas.

Once the surface dirt is removed, you can begin polishing. Use a soft, clean cloth to apply automotive polishing compound to the entire surface. Once the polish hazes over, you are ready to sand out any scratches.

Mist the surface with water before using one thousand grit sandpaper to wet-sand any scratched areas. Then rinse and wipe down the surface.

Finally, apply one more coat of polishing compound, let it haze and buff it off. If you have one, a motorized automotive buffer is a great option for this final buffing.

Watch the video above to see the process step by step.


This segment was featured in the “Bathroom Makeover” episode of “Today’s Homeowner.” Click here for more projects from this episode.


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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford is among the country’s most sought-after home improvement experts.
The seasoned remodeling contractor and media personality served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s “The Early Show” and The Weather Channel for over a decade and has made more than 180 national television appearances on “Fox & Friends,” “Inside Edition,” “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” Fox Business Channel, Rachael Ray and more.
He travels the country making appearances as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, and each year contributes expertise to hundreds of popular magazines and online media outlets.


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Do It! Polish Cultured Marble Countertops