Barry, If it is soap stone and a smooth finish hone with 120 grit diamond 180 or 220 grit powders then seal with mineral oil.  

Bill Selik 
Gourmet Stone care

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:59 AM, Barry Raduta <> wrote:

Hello Partners,
Below is a photo of a black kitchen counter that has a honed finish and quite a few blemishes that look like etch marks and scratches.  At first, I thought it is soapstone but I am not sure.  I took a piece of a diamond-encrusted pad (800 grit) and tried it on a blemished area (by hand with water) and it did nothing. 
If it is soapstone, what would I use to get the piece to have a consistant honed finish and what would I do to preserve it; ie, sealer  (or oil?)
Thanks in advance for your help,

Thank You,
Barry V Raduta
Diamond Stone & Tile Care-South
Stone & Tile Pros

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