Cleaning your granite countertop is easy with the right products and information. By following these three simple tips, your granite counter will have an excellent shine as if it’s newly installed:
1. Seal Your Granite Countertop Regularly.
If you want your countertop to look new, you need to seal it regularly. Sealing helps prevent liquids from penetrating your granite’s surface, making cleanup easier when you have spills and drips.
During installation, your granite countertop will be sealed by your installer. However, over time, it will lose its effect, so you’ll need to reseal it once you notice that your countertop’s surface darkens when it gets wet.
Don’t worry; sealing your granite countertop is easy. You just need to wipe or spray the solution on your counter, and you’re good to go.
2. Use a Specially-Formulated Stone Cleaner.
The best way to clean your granite’s surface is to use a specially-formulated stone cleaner, not soap and water.
With continued use, soapy water can build up on your countertop’s surface, dulling its shine.
Likewise, if you use harsh products, like acidic cleaners and abrasives, they can damage your stone permanently and weaken your stone sealer.
On the other hand, if you use cleaning products specifically made for granite countertops, your stone will retain its shine, and your sealer won’t degrade.
3. Keep Your Countertop Dry.
Blot up the area immediately with a paper towel when spills and drips happen. Don’t wipe it off as it can spread the staining.
If the liquid is left for a long time, say overnight, it can seep through your granite’s surface, leaving a permanent stain on your countertop.
Always dry your countertop with a paper towel or microfiber cloth after every use so you don’t end up with stains and water spots.
Or, just save yourself the trouble by always using trays and coasters under bottles and glasses. This way, you don’t have to be on guard for any spills or drips all the time.
That’s it! Now you know the best way to clean and maintain your granite countertop. By following these simple tips and making each one a habit, you can ensure that your granite counter will be looking good as new for years.
If you need help with your kitchen counter, it’s best to rely on our professional team at Stefistone Granites and Marbles. Call (02) 3414 5984 today for your free estimate!