Care of Granite and Marble Surfaces
When it is sealed and cleaned properly, you will easily preserve the natural
beauty of this unique surface. Stone Sealers are easy to apply. Simply
spray on 2 applications within 5 minutes of each other and wipe off
the excess. Depending on the absorbency of the stone, resealing can
take place from once per year up to 5 years. The finer grained granites
are usually more absorbent and will require more frequent sealing.
With today’s technology in sealing products, staining rarely occurs.
For cleaning, always use a product specifically designed to clean
natural stone; not over-the-counter cleaning products. Periodically,
we recommend using a stone polish on your granite countertop, which
will enhance the dark colors of your stone. For more information about
granite and caring for your stone, contact us about available products
Avoid abrasive cleaners such as Comet and Softscrub.
Use the flat side of a razor blade for removing stuck on tape
residue, paint, glue, dried food etc.
Aluminum will not scratch granite, but will leave a trail. You
can get rid of it by scrubbing VERY hard with a pencil eraser.
Oils will leave a dark blotchy stain on granite. These can be
removed with a poultice solution of baking soda. Many people
consider such a darkening, “patina or character.
Resource: East Coast Granite Charlotte