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How To Clean Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are functional, elegant and add a luxurious element to any room. Each piece is one-of-a-kind with unique color, detail and veining. Properly protected granite surfaces will stay beautiful and well-maintained for years to come. Here are a few simple steps to keep your countertops shiny and clean:

General Tips

  • Blot up spills immediately before they penetrate or dry onto the surface

  • Use Weiman Granite Cleaner Spray for quick cleanups and to regularly clean the surface. Daily maintenance will prolong the life of your countertop

  • Many common foods and drinks contain acids which can etch or dull granite counters. Wipe up acidic or alcoholic beverage spills quickly and use coasters under glasses

  • Soils from dirt, dust and smoke may deposit a hazy film onto the surface. Clean and polish regularly with a top-quality granite care product, like Weiman Granite Cleaner & Polish, to keep the surface clear and shiny

  • Do not use ammonia-based cleaners like glass cleaner, high pH solutions, abrasive powders, soapy detergents that may dull and damage the surface

  • Avoid using scouring pads, rough sponges and steel wool

  • Use only neutral pH products, like Weiman, to clean granite. Avoid alkaline or acidic solutions as they can mar and dull the seal

  • While granite is generally heat-resistant, it is recommended to use trivets or placements under hot items and beneath items that may scratch

  • Always buff and dry granite after cleaning

  • Use a cleaner-and-polish-in-one to brighten the stone's natural color and veining while restoring its glossy finish

  • Sealed granite is not immune to staining. Consult a stone countertop professional to determine how often your countertop should be resealed. You may want to consider resealing when water droplets no longer bead on the surface

  • For cracks, deep stains or signs of erosion, contact a stone care professional

Did you know?

  • Weiman Granite Care products are excellent for all natural stone surface countertops including: quartz, onyx, travertine, limestone and slate

  • Weiman Granite Care products can bring dull, faded countertops back to life, even after one use

  • Etching is caused by the action of acids on stone and can actually eat away at the surface. Rings and dull spots are etch marks and can be avoided by cleaning soils right away

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Quick Tips

  • Do not allow spills from fruit, juices, wines, vinegar or other acidic liquids to linger on the granite surfaces.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners.
  • Blot up spills immediately, before they penetrate the surface.

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