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Best Way to Clean Granite

Stains. How to Clean Granite.

Granite is a very popular choice for many homeowners, but some people are not quite sure how to clean it. If you stained natural stone, don’t worry. It can be cleaned most of the time, but in order to remove the stain, first you need to determine what kind of stain you have, as that it will determine the process of removal.

Since stone is porous, you can sometimes remove the stain by reversing the staining process. Try to remove the stain as soon as possible. The longer you leave it, the more it will penetrate into the stone. In order to determine what kind of stain it is, ask the following questions:

What’s the color?

How long has it been there?

Are there plants near it?

Where is located?  Etc.

How to clean granite?

Organic stains, Crystallization Coatings, Copper Stains, Biological Stains

  • Mineral Spirits
  • MiraSeal Mira Strip
  • Methyl Chloride

How to Clean Organic Stains

Clean with one of the following:

  • MiraSeal Mira Clean #1
  • MiraSeal Tile & Grout Cleaner
  • MiraSeal Liquid Poultice

Poultice using the same methods as suggested for an Oil Based Stain.

How to Clean Copper Stains

Use Poultice with one of the following:

 

  • Ammonia Chloride
  • Ammonia Hydroxide

How to Clean Biological Stains

Clean with one of the following:

  • MiraSeal Mira Clean #1
  • MiraSeal Tile & Grout Cleaner
  • MiraSeal Liquid Poultice
  • Diluted Ammonia
  • Bleach

How to Clean Crystallization Coatings

Rehone the surface with Abrasives

How to Clean Grout and Thin Set residue

If it is Cementitious, it is possible to clean with MiraSeal GCFR

  • It is not recommended on polished surfaces
  • Dilute to a ratio of 5 to 1 on honed surfaces

If it is Epoxy: Clean with MiraSeal Epoxy Grout Film Remover, undiluted on all surfaces.

Please Remember:

Sometimes chemicals that are necessary for stain removal will remove the finish on polished marble, limestone, terra

zzo and travertine. As a result, re-polishing may be necessary.

 

Author: Natalia Illarionova |  Date Updated: Friday, 2 May 2014  11:58 am

Best Way to Clean Granite