How to clean granite?

How to clean granite? Granite is a very popular and popular material in our homes. Kitchen and bathroom countertops, flooring, worktops and sinks, it is important to clean granite surfaces well.

My kitchen counters at home are black granite so here are my own tips and tricks for cleaning granite and making it shine.

1. Quickly clean stains on granite

Before moving on to our granite cleaning tips and products, it is important to mention that cleaning speed is essential on granite.

We clean the granite as quickly as possible!

Indeed, if a food stain appears on your granite counter, for example, hurry to clean it. To do this, you can simply wet the stain in question with a little hot water so that it becomes softer and then you can easily clean the entire granite surface.

If you wait too long it can be difficult to clean stains from a granite surface. So as soon as you see a stain you have to clean quickly.

2. Clean granite with soapy water

For daily cleaning of a counter or other granite worktop, soapy water is sufficient and effective.

This is what I use every day to wash my granite countertop in the kitchen!

  • Add a dab of liquid dish soap to cold water and spray generously on the granite.
  • Use a clean, soft cloth to scrub and clean the entire granite surface.
  • Buff the granite to finish with a soft, dry microfiber cloth.

Be careful to dry the counter well to avoid water stains and halos which are much more difficult to remove on granite

You can also use the soapy water trick for marble surfaces as you will discover here: How to make marble shine?

3. Remove a greasy stain from granite

Greasy stains can be difficult to remove, but not impossible. If you notice the presence of grease on the granite we have a natural solution; Marseille soap or black soap.

Both soaps are indeed excellent for cleaning greasy surfaces, whether on a surface of quartz, marble or granite. For an oil stain, a butter stain or other greasy stains, black soap is really a good thing to try.

Liquid black soap

Liquid black soap

  • Super cleaner for the whole house.
  • Detaches, degreases and nourishes surfaces.
  • Natural multi-surface cleaner.

A few drops of black soap added to cold water are sufficient to clean and remove stains from granite. Effective against greasy stains but also to remove water and liquid stains.

Black soap can also be used on quartz surfaces. Come and discover our tips and tricks for this surface: How to make quartz shine?

Care must be taken when removing stubborn stains from shiny surfaces such as granite, marble or quartz.

The cleaning product or the trick that we will use must not scratch the surface, so be careful what you use so as not to permanently damage the granite.

So for a stubborn stain on granite here is a homemade cleaner recipe:

  • Mix baking soda with water
  • Mix well to form a malleable paste
  • Apply the paste to the stain and leave for 5 minutes
  • Take a damp sponge or cloth and rub to remove the stain

Remember to rinse, dry and buff with a soft cloth to finish cleaning the granite.

5. Never use for cleaning granite

Whether we are talking about interior granite or an exterior rough granite surface, there are certain cleaning products that you should never use. Indeed, it is absolutely necessary to avoid the use of products that are too acidic or too abrasive on this type of natural stone surface.

Here are products you should never use to clean and shine granite:

  • lemon juice
  • white vinegar
  • Salt
  • ammonia
  • Alcohol at 90

We find on different sites the trick of white vinegar to shine granite but I advise against it. You risk damaging the granite in the long run, so be careful.

If you are looking for a way to make a black granite countertop or worktop shine then we have a tip for you. As we mentioned a little earlier we forget the white vinegar, it’s really not a good idea!

So the trick we suggest is to simply use petroleum jelly! Yes yes, petroleum jelly to shine granite.

  • Take a soft, dry cloth and add a small amount of petroleum jelly.
  • Rub with circular motions the entire granite surface.
  • Use to finish a microfiber cloth to polish the surface.

7. Polish the granite with a microfiber cloth

Pass a microfiber cloth on your granite surfaces will make your granite counter even more shiny.

But before using the microfiber cloth, it is best to thoroughly clean the granite countertop with hot water to remove dust and stains. You can also wash it with soapy water as suggested above in this article.

Set of microfiber cloths

Set of microfiber cloths

  • Ultra-soft microfiber that won’t scratch granite
  • Leaves no fluff or traces on the surface
  • Available in packs of: 6, 12 or 24 cloths
  • TOP quality price

8. Granite maintenance product

Regardless of the color and type of granite, it is important to take care of it, using a product specially designed for granite and marble.

10 Tips offers you below a product to protect granite surfaces and worktops in the kitchen.

It is enough to read the opinions and comments of users to realize that this product is really of quality and ideal for the maintenance and cleaning of granite at home.

Protection for granite and marble

Protection for granite and marble

  • Maintenance of natural stone and granite worktops
  • Effectively cleans greasy stains
  • Leaves no marks on granite

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