Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Removing Stains From Granite and Other Natural Stone

Removing Stains From Granite and Other Natural Stone

Removing Stains From Granite and Other Natural Stone

Ask The Experts

Stains are both unsightly and cause for alarm after spending a good portion of your savings on new, beautiful natural stone counters.  If the stain isn’t too deeply imbedded into the pours of granite or other natural stone, there are some home remedies you can use to try and lift the stain before calling a restoration specialist.

Here are some DIY solutions based on the type of stain you’re dealing with:

pancake-batter1-300x225

Mix baking powder and acetone to the consistency of pancake batter

Oil Stains

These are the most common types of stains in kitchen areas, and they usually come from spills or food preparation related to vegetable, olive and other types of cooking oils.  To lift the stain, mix baking soda with acetone into a paste at the consistency of pancake batter and place onto the stained area. Allow the paste to sit for 24 hours, then remove and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary; some stains may require two or three attempts. Reseal the stone surface once this is completed.

Organic Stains

These type of stains are typically from food products, mold, mildew, plant runoff, dirt and soil, and those caused by household pets, such as urine. Take a paper towel, cotton balls or white terry cloth towels soaked in any brand of liquid bleach and place it on the stained area. Allow it to sit for 24 hours and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary. You can also spray bleach on stained areas, scrub with a soft nylon brush and then rinse with water. Bleach does not harm natural stone as long as it is rinsed each time and sealed properly after the process is completed.

Rust Stains

Most rust stains have to be removed by a professional. Pour or spray 3 percent or 4 percent hydrogen peroxide on the stained area and agitated with a safe-on-stone scrubbing pad or nylon brush (also safe on stone) and allow to sit for 24 hours, then rinse with water.

 

Related Blogs

Getting Rid of Hard Water Stain on Quartz San Diego, CA
Posted by saba-webmaster | 16 August 2019
Quartz is often marketed as a surface material that’s impervious to staining. With natural stone such as marble, there’s a concern among homeowners about water seeping through the pores when…
3 LikesComments Off on How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains on Quartz
Reasons to Seal Travertine Flooring San Diego, CA
Posted by saba-webmaster | 14 August 2019
Travertine is a type of sedimentary rock usually found in geological sites where geothermal activity resulted in the concentration of calcium carbonate within groundwater pools. It’s common in hot spring…
1 LikesComments Off on Why Should You Seal Your Travertine Floors?
Why Purchase Calacatta Marble Counters San Diego, CA
Posted by saba-webmaster | 09 August 2019
The finest marble used during the Roman Empire came from the Carrara quarries in Tuscany, the same region where Calacatta is extracted. Carrara marble is highly sought after by homeowners…
2 LikesComments Off on 5 Reasons You Should Choose Calacatta Marble Counters for Your Home