Cultured marble may look like real marble, but it is more likely scratch from even normal use. If you’ve noticed scratches in your cultured marble, you can conceal them with some work to make your marble look new. Keep in mind, however, that the best remedy for scratches in cultured marble is avoiding them in the first place. Standard use, toothpaste, and other common items can all scratch your cultured marble.
In order to remove any scratches, you’ll need three specialized products: a cultured marble cleaner, liquid car wax, and a wax gloss product. Gel Gloss is a common wax gloss that is used on cultured marble, laminate, and other surfaces.
Step 1: Clean the surface of the cultured marble using a cleaner used to treat scratches. Although products are made specifically for cultured marble, products that treat scratches on cars, for example, also work well.
Step 2: Buff the surface of the cultured marble with a dry, soft cloth. This process may remove some of the very superficial scratches.
Step 3: Apply liquid car wax to the areas that are scratched using a clean rag. Buff the area carefully, allowing the liquid car wax to fill in the scratch and conceal the appearance of the scratch.
Step 4: Add a wax gloss coat over the cultured marble using a soft cloth. A product like Gel Gloss will work well. Focus on the areas that were scratched, but be sure to apply the gel coat to the entire surface using a circular hand motion. Allow the cultured marble to dry completely before continuing.
Step 5: Apply a second coat of the wax gloss to enhance the shine of the cultured marble.
If the scratches are not removed using these products, you can attempt to buff away a scratch using the same techniques used by a car owner. Clean the area thoroughly, then use a buffing pad and rubbing compound to remove the scratch as much as possible. Then apply a coat of liquid car wax, and finish with a couple of coats of Gel Gloss or similar product.