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Cement Countertops with a crack! (Finishing tips HELP)

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Oct 04, 2013, 01:27 AM
AlwaysAvocado
Cement Countertops with a crack! (Finishing tips HELP)
I did 3 large sections. One of them has a crack. Honestly it doesn't really bother me. But I would like to fill it. I used 5000+ cement, 1.75" thick and it's sitting on permanent 3/4" plywood.

I have a 2 part sealer, and a food grade wax, I haven't used it yet because I am exploring the possibilities of filling the crack. Since it's on wood and secure it won't break off or have structural issues... Should I use a cement seam filler that is expandable? I'd like to use the same cement, mix a small batch and just fill in the crack as good as I can, that way it will be a perfect color match. (I used no color) but perfect color match, meaning... same type of cement and so forth. Tips or tricks before I move forward with sanding and sealing?

Thanks


Oct 04, 2013, 01:28 AM
AlwaysAvocado
It's def. rustic, I did want those holes on the edge... Smile Some areas are heavier that planned so I may do a filler on some edge spots as well, if I can.
Oct 04, 2013, 09:21 AM
Jaybee
Since it's such a new pour, I'd go with using the same cement as a patching compound. Widen out the crack just a little by using something with a sharp edge to trace down the crack. This will remove any remnants of material that may break off later anyway and make for a larger and stronger section to fill. Mix your material thinner that how you did for the initial pour so it can flow completely into the crack.

After it has started to cure but not cured completely, you should be able to wipe the surface of the repaired area to smooth it down and blend it in further. Once you add sealer you may not notice it very much at all.


Jaybee
Oct 04, 2013, 10:09 PM
AlwaysAvocado
Perfect. That's what my sister recommended as well. Thanks again!