A Few Things to Remember:
If a spill should occur, clean up before the stain has a chance to penetrate the surface. Granite is somewhat absorbent, and can absorb stains if spills are left any length of time.
- Granite is most prone to staining by oil and acid.
- Removing diamond rings before cooking is recommended.
- Generally, you can clean your granite countertop with a neutral cleaner and a soft clean cloth. Consider using a disinfectant cleaner made specifically for granite. With the growing popularity of granite countertops, these are easy to find.
- Using regular cleaning chemicals on your countertop will strip the seal and leave the porous surface of the granite exposed.
- Don’t be afraid to call us for suggestions on maintenance, care, and cleaning.
If stains and scratches do occur, there are many things you can do on your own to remove them. Here are a couple of examples:
Oil-based Stains (e.g. grease, oil, milk)
Mix a cup of flour, 1-2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with water to make a thick paste. Smear the paste on the stain, cover it with plastic wrap and leave it over night. Scrape away the mixture with a wooden utensil and rinse. You can also remove oil-based stains with acetone, mineral spirits, or bleach or ammonia diluted in water. (NEVER mix ammonia and bleach together!).