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Cleaning Granite Countertop

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How do I clean my granite kitchen countertop?

Aimee

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November 30, 20000 found this helpful

Hi Aimee,

I got the following from a granite countertop site.

For daily maintenance use a solution of clear non-sudsing ammonia. Another method is cleaning the surface with Grani-Clean. Gently remove any loose debris from the surface. Simply spray the Grani-Clean on to the surface and wipe clean.

The porosity of granite is very low, averaging 1/5 of 1 percent. As with any material, however, if a spill is left on the surface for a long period of time some residual staining may occur. The stain usually dissipates over time or can be removed with a Stainout Poultice Powder. To prevent the potential settling of a stain, we recommend sealing the surface with an Impregnator.

Granite is not like woods or metals it needs to breathe. Sealing the surface with a urethane or wax would prevent the stone from breathing, causing potential deterioration of the stone. An Impregnator penetrates the surface and provides for an easy cleanup on future spills.

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Consult your local fabricator for information on which Impregnator they have found to be most effective.

Susan, The Editor

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