Corian – So your expensive countertop is broken? Do not panic

Anytime you spend a lot of money on something only to have it break, it will usually make you nervous. Well, if it is a solid surface countertop, then there is no reason to freak out.

One of the great selling points of solid surface countertops is the fact that they can be repaired if they are scratched, cracked, chipped, burned, or anything else. As long as the countertop hasn’t been crushed into a pile of dust or confetti, it can be repaired.

Sometimes I come across a post on some DIY forum or message board and people post answers about solid surface countertop repair. They say how you can fix a crack with super glue or a fantastic new resin that can simply be poured over the crack and then sanded and then repaired. Well that’s just not true.

Aside from the simple removal of scratches and a few stains, there is nothing like a homeowner who does a real, legitimate, invisible, and beautiful repair on their own solid surface countertop. It just won’t happen. That is a great myth that can be broken in the blink of an eye. Ask anyone unlucky enough to follow this advice. Sure, maybe the magic potion they poured into the crack filled it in, and sure, once they sanded it down after using the magic potion, the crack was no longer felt when you rubbed it with your finger, but what did it look like? In a word, horrible.

In the event that it doesn’t look bad at first, wait, it will. It will start to change color, usually it will darken. So if you had a crack in a white countertop and fixed it yourself, it won’t take long and it will start to turn black. Imagine how proud he would be of your practical work then. Once beautiful countertops now look like something you salvaged from some old hotel or something. Gross!

The good news is, even if you are not qualified to repair your own countertop, there are people who are qualified.