Cleaning the granite surface of the countertopWe have identified several ways in which your stone countertop will always be clean.
Regularly clean the countertop, removing everything from it, down to the technique, this will prevent the absorption of liquid and sticky stains (a hot wet rag will help remove the stain that has remained on the countertop for a while):
- the main daily, or even several times a day, cleaning is carried out with a rag soaked in soapy water;
- never use store cleaners containing acids or acidic chemicals;
- part 3 parts detergent for dishes and 1 part alcohol for cleaning granite countertops. Let such a tool always be at hand. It is stirred in large quantities of very warm, but not hot water. This is washed;
- Hard to reach spots also need to try to remove. Otherwise, they will remain forever. Use a natural sorbent that is in the kitchen of any housewife - soda:
- for stains on an oil basis, dilute in a glass of soda 5 tbsp. detergent and add so much water to achieve the consistency of yogurt;
- for water spots - instead of water, pour hydrogen peroxide into the same composition;
In order not to rub the surface constantly, protect it for several years with a special layer, in which water should be collected in balls. It is made using sealant.
Remember that granite can suffer from contact with acidic formulas, ammonia, vinegar and lemon cleaners.
In order to avoid problems that cannot be fixed, invite specialists to carry out cleaning, including cleaning granite countertops.
How Do You Care for Granite Countertops?Proper care of the surfaces of granite will allow for a long time to maintain their original appearance. As a rule, to clean granite countertops, it is enough to use a damp sponge or a soft cloth.
Thus, you can get rid of adhering crumbs, food debris. If traces still remain on the countertop, you can use the usual dishwashing detergent, and then wash off the remnants of the detergent with water, which will avoid the appearance of whitish stripes on the surface.
To use abrasive powders for this purpose is not advisable. The effect of such cleaners is like sandpaper, after their application on the granite surface there may be scratches. Potent chemicals designed to clean tiles and bathtubs are no less harmful - they leave stains after themselves,