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How to Remove Stains From Granite?

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How to Remove Stains From Granite?

Granite countertops add elegance and luxury to any kitchen or bathroom but require careful upkeep for optimal appearance. One common concern among owners of these surfaces is how best to tackle stain removal without harming its natural stone nature. This guide explores some effective strategies that have proven themselves in dealing with such stain issues on granite surfaces.


Before exploring different stain removal techniques for granite surfaces, it's essential to have an in-depth knowledge of its composition and nature. Granite is a tough and resistant stone formed from volcanic activity. Yet, due to its porous nature, it still absorbs liquids, leading to stain formation when not sealed and properly maintained.


Stain Type Identification


Not all stains are created equal and may require different treatment approaches for removal. On granite surfaces, common types of stains include oil-based and water-based spots as well as organic food and drink stains from food or beverage spills; by accurately identifying its type you can select an effective removal technique for it.


Basic Stain Removal Techniques (STRTs)


1. Gentle Cleaning Solutions


To effectively tackle surface dirt and stains, begin by using a soft cloth dampened with warm water and mild dish soap for gentle wiping of any affected areas. Usually, this gentle approach suffices to clear away surface stains.


2. Baking Soda Paste


For tougher stains, create a paste by mixing baking soda and water until a creamy consistency forms, then apply to stained areas over several hours or overnight before rinsing and wiping clean with clean water before repeating the procedure if necessary. 


Advanced Stain Removal Methods (ASTRMs).


1. Hydrogen Peroxide


Hydrogen peroxide can be an effective stain remover for organic stains like coffee or wine. Simply combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water before applying directly on the stained area; allow to set for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly afterwards.


2. Acetone or Mineral Spirits


Solvents like acetone or mineral spirits can help dissolve grease-based spots more effectively than using soap alone for stubborn oil-based stains. Simply apply some to the stained area using a soft cloth, rinse with water afterwards, and wipe clean to complete removal.


 Prevent Future Stains Approximately


Once the stain is successfully eliminated, take steps to preserve and enhance its beauty. 


Regular Sealing: Use granite sealer once every year to safeguard the stone against moisture penetration and staining.


Prompt Cleaning: Always quickly clear away spills or messes after they occur to avoid seeping into the granite itself.


Harsh Cleaners: Avoid acidic or abrasive cleaners, which could harm sealant seals and cause the granite surface to fade.


Conclusion


Removing stains from granite countertops doesn't need to be a complex endeavour; with proper techniques and patience, you can keep them looking like new for years. Be mindful to select appropriate stain-removing methods based on type, and always prioritize soft cleaners to preserve the material's beauty and integrity. 

Visit Shree Balaji Marble’s website for any assistance you need regarding granite flooring.


Read our other blog on - How To Clean Marble Floor In Bathroom

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