Granite surfaces are becoming popular in kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of the house where people want a lasting work surface, but attractive. Although granite is a hard surface, it is not invincible when it comes to impacts, scratches and stains. The best way to maintain the appearance of a granite worktop surface is to initiate a regular cleaning program and to mop up spills immediately. Cleaning and care for granite surface is not a difficult process once an owner learns the basics.
Easy things you need
Granite own sealer several, rags2 lint-free spray solvent based bottles, Liquid detergent Static flat-hanging dusters Squeegee.
- Rub a solvent based sealer to the surface using a clean lint-free cloth, This Old House recommends. Allow sealer to dry for 24 hours.
- Apply a second layer of solvent for granite. Let dry for 24 hours. The solvent used to provide a buffer zone between the porous surface and granite spilled liquids.
- Wipe any spills immediately, using a clean lint-free cloth.
- Fill a spray bottle with hot water. Add a teaspoon of dish detergent. Shake to mix water and soap. Spray the granite surface.
- Wipe the soap mixture with a clean, lint-free cloth. Buff you wipe to remove any residue on the granite surface.
- Fill the second spray bottle with hot water. Spray the surface and wipe with another clean cloth. This will help remove any soap residue, according Valley Granite. Repeat steps 5 and 6 times a week or every time there is a spill on the work surface.
- Use dusters auto static every three to four days. Wipe the surface of granite to pick up dirt and debris. Dust and debris can leave scratches on a granite work surface when left untreated.
Tips & Warnings
For granite in the bathroom, use a squeegee to wipe surfaces after each use. This will help prevent the buildup of soap residue, according Pyramid Granite.