Granite countertops are popular for kitchens and bathrooms due to their durability and natural beauty. However, one common issue that granite owners may face is water stains. This blog post will guide you through removing water stains from your countertops.
To clean water stains from granite, you can follow these steps:
- Blot the Stain: Start by blotting the water stain with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. This will help absorb any excess moisture on the surface.
Make a Cleaning Solution: Mix a mild dish soap with warm water to create a cleaning solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals or acidic cleaners.
Apply the Solution:
- Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the cleaning solution and gently scrub the water stain.
- Work in a circular motion and apply light pressure.
- Avoid using abrasive materials that can scratch the surface.
- Rinse Thoroughly: After scrubbing, rinse the area with clean water to remove any soap residue. Ensure all the cleaning solution is thoroughly rinsed off.
- Dry the Surface: Use a clean cloth to dry the granite surface completely.
First, be sure to seal your granite countertop upon installation and then every year after that. This will help prevent stains from occurring.
Always test any cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the granite before applying it to the stain or the entire surface. This will help ensure the cleaner or polish doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration.