Do's and Dont's
For a quick list of basic stone care do's and don'ts:
- DO use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices.
- DO use trivets or mats under hot dishes or cookware.
- DO use place mats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that may scratch your stone's surface.
- DO place a small rug or mat at entryways to trap dirt and sand from normal foot traffic.
- DO dust countertops, islands, vanities and floors frequently.
- DO blot up spills immediately to minimize permanent damage to the stone.
- DO clean surfaces regularly with neutral cleaners designed for stone.
- For a start, keep up on everyday maintenance of your granite countertops' safety by clearing off immediately moisture and cleaning off all sorts of fine sand or grit that may have on them. This everyday maintenance makes great sense after you realize that without it, you are permitting any yellowing liquids to line in and any dust to solidify on your granite countertop. In addition to cleaning granite countertops on the daily basis, you must also do a cleansing rinse about once a week. Refrain from thinking of this wash as a scrubbing only because you would not appreciate to scrub at all. The perfect cleaning solution for a granite countertop would be a mixture of water, isopropyl alcohol and a few drops of dishwashing liquid all together mixed in a spray bottle. Following your general wiping of your granite countertop to clear out crumbs, apply a small amount of that solution and then finally wipe them out using a clean and soft towel or cloth.
- DON'T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia, other general purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners or tub and tile cleaners.
- DON'T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
- DON'T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone.
- There are lots of products and solutions on the market nowadays that claim as the most suited solution for cleaning up granite. Lots of them actually comprise acidic ingredients which enhance the probability of trimming on your countertop, or that demand harsh scrubbing to become effective, which also enhances the probability of trimming your granite countertop. When you begin cleaning up your granite countertop, keep in mind that you must not use tough kind of cloth but rather a smooth one when wiping off the cleaning solution on your granite. With granite, though, even a slightly abrasive rag will cause etching in your granite countertop. Once you have etching on your granite countertop, there is absolutely no way you can eliminate it. You cannot sand down granite to get a like-new surface like you can with wood. And so be sure to take proper care of your granite countertop from the very beginning.
Note: Above instructions are for reference purposes only. Please follow label directions on back of actual product.
- 24 Oz.Revitalizer
- 24 Oz. Stone and Tile cleaner
- 24 Oz. Natural Stone Countertop Cleaner
- 3 Oz. Oil Stain Remover