Home Cleaning Tips & Advice
How to clean granite countertops
look so much nicer than the type of countertop you probably
grew up with as a kid. But granite also requires special care
because of its unique surface.
First, don't forget
that granite does stain! So be sure to wipe up any spills
as soon as possible. But fortunately, it is very hard, meaning
it is very hard to scratch the surface!
Use stone cleaner
to clean the countertop. It comes in either a spray form or
as handy wipes. Follow manufacturers instructions, but usually
it involves spraying, leaving for thirty seconds, then scrubbing
with a sponge. You then dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Stone cleaners are readily available in hardware stores, and
more grocery stores and larger box stores are carrying stone
cleaners (sometimes called stone soap) now.
Can you use soap
and water to clean? Yes, but you will soon discover that it
will leave a soapy buildup, leaving you with granite countertops
that don't look nearly as nice. And it is important to not
use anything corrosive or any abraisive cleaners, such as
Don't forget you
generally need to reseal granite every couple of years to
keep it looking great.