Wednesday, January 7, 2009
It's a bit hard to tell from the picture (black granite is highly reflective), but the Armour Etching Cream left that white blotch right next to the sink. Honestly, if I had given it any thought at all to the matter, I would've realized that anything that can permanently etch glass or a mirror could quite possibly etch other materials (like, say, polished stone) and been more careful. After many applications of marble polish (recommended to us by a local stone dealer), it still looks like this. I am now afraid we'll have to bring in a professional to re-polish that area of the counter. Sigh. Suddenly, my little cheap-o craft project (mirrors + etching cream = $25) is looking like it's going to cost us. So, while I definitely encourage you to try your hand at etching, I would highly suggest you keep the etching cream as far away as possible from your natural stone surfaces.