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How to Take Care of Granite?

How to Take Care of Granite?

Does granite stain?

If the granite countertop sealed properly, then there should be no problem with staining. However, keep in mind that it is a porous stone, so it is not recommended to leave water or oils on top of granite for a long time and it might absorb the moisture. So usually, once the moisture is removed, there should be no problem and evidence of moisture. Some granite is more porous than other, so it is recommended to use granite cleaner and conditioner after installation. For example: Stone Spirit Inc. sell 3 in 1 cleaner/sealer/conditioner.

Does granite burn?

Since granite is a natural stone, it is safe to put hot pans on granite, and as long as there are no oils or water, it will not leave marks. You can’t burn granite with regular use. It is safe to set hot pots or pans directly from the stove or oven onto granite, and since it is a natural stone, it will heat up,  but it will not leave the stain.

Stain Removal Procedure Guide

Always test a small area to ensure the desired result.

Possible Stains:
ORGANIC: Coffee, Tea, Tobacco, Food, Cosmetics, Plant, Food

INORGANIC: Rust, Iron, Bronze, Steel, Metal

OIL BASE: Grease, Cooking Oil, Food Stains

BIOLOGICAL: Mildew, Mold, Fungus

INK: Ball Point Pen, Markers

 

How to clean Iron Stains on Granite

Clean with one of the following:

  • MiraSeal Liquid Poultice
  • Ammonium Oxalate
  • Oxalic Acid
  • Grout Concrete Film Remover

How to clean ink stains in granite

Poultice with one of the following:

  • MiraSeal Liquid Poultice
  • MiraSeal Mira Strip

How to clean oil based stains

Clean with one of the following:

  • MiraSeal Mira Clean
  • MiraSeal Tile & Grout Cleaner
  • MiraSeal Liquid Poultice
  • MiraSeal Mira Strip
  • Household Detergent

Please Remember:

Sometimes chemicals that are necessary for stain removal will remove the finish on polished marble, limestone, terrazzo and travertine. As a result, re-polishing may be necessary.

Author: Natalia Illarionova |  Date Updated: Friday, 6 June 2014  9:30 am

How to Take Care of Granite?