How Should I Regularly Clean My Granite Countertop?

How Should I Regularly Clean My Granite Countertop?

January 14, 2020

Here is a convenient reference list…

  • Daily: Use a sponge or soft cloth with hot water. Don’t use dish soap for cleaning to avoid build-up and dulling of your countertop’s shine.
  • Weekly: Use a good granite cleaner to clean, disinfect, and protect your countertop and provide a streak-free shine.
  • Monthly: A good temporary granite polish can be used periodically to enhance the shine of your countertop.
  • Yearly: Do a simple “water drop test” to check the porosity of the surface (how permeable it is to liquids). Put a few drops of water on your counter and leave it for 4 minutes. Wipe up the liquid. If a dark spot is left behind, it’s time to reseal your countertop. (Don’t’ worry about the spot left behind, it will evaporate within 30 minutes.) If warranted based on the test, apply one or two coats of a good impregnator/sealer.

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