Granite is a tremendously beautiful and durable stone used in the kitchens, bathrooms and other such areas. The granite serves as a fantastic counter top that automatically makes a kitchen counter top appear to be at its best. However, granite can get dirty with stains if you are not careful. Keeping granite clean takes some techniques that you can easily follow to get the best results.
The following guide will help you to know everything you need as well as the process in removing and treating stains on granite counter tops and home fixtures.
- baking soda (1 cup)
- dish washing soap (5 tablespoons)
- plastic cling wrap
When you have a stain, determine the type of stain it is. If it is nail polish and other similar things, you may need nail polish remover and cotton balls to remove it. Remember to always try to determine the exact nature of the stain before trying to remove it as you do not want it to get worse.
This guide is for oilier and kitchen related messes and potential stains.
Your oil-based stain will be treated with the aid of a home made topical solution. In a bowl, mix the baking soda with the dish soap. Add water slowly until the consistency of the mixture is similar to sour cream or cream soda. Once you get a nice thick mixture you are now ready to apply it.
Apply the mixture to the stains on your granite and let them sit for 24 hours. Cover the mixture with plastic cling wrap and allow it to sit for the day. Be sure to put a decent amount of you mixture on the stains and other areas of the granite. Take your time and make to properly cover it all up with your plastic wrap.
Wipe and Done
Once the mixture has sat, use a wet cloth to wipe down the area well. The baking soda will act to absorb the stain and leave the area natural and unharmed. Depending on how bad the stain is you might want to repeat this process a couple of times to make sure everything comes out of the granite properly.
You can also opt for store bought granite cleaners which are usually available at hardware stores. Be sure to read the instructions on how to apply these cleaners and the steps that might be required for effective stain removal.
Call a professional:
If you do not have the time to clean the stains off your granite counter top yourself then you can always call a professional to come an do it for you. However, this will cost a decent amount so be prepared for this.