DEFINITION: Stone scratch repair is a process of removing or minimizing the appearance of scratches or scuffs on natural stone surfaces. The severity of the scratch determines the method used for repair. For shallow scratches, the surface can be polished with a fine-grit diamond abrasive pad to remove the scratch and restore the surface to its original finish. For deeper scratches, a process called honing may be required, which involves grinding and smoothing the surface to remove the scratch. In some cases, a filler material may be applied to the scratch and polished to blend with the surrounding stone surface. It is important to use the appropriate techniques and materials for stone scratch repair to avoid causing further damage to the stone surface.