Tips For Cleaning Your Granite Countertops Without Damaging Them
Many homeowners don’t know how to clean their granite countertops properly, some are actually damaging them by using the wrong cleaners - a national survey has found!
The survey found that:
- 33% of homeowners use a common all-purpose cleaner
- 28% said they use disinfecting wipes
- 19% use a glass cleaner to clean their natural stone
Common household cleaners, like all-purpose or glass cleaners, can wear away at a sealant, putting granite surfaces at risk of a stain. General cleaners are not designed to be used with granite and using them can jeopardize the look and feel of natural stone.
Here’s what experts recommend:
Clean your natural stone surfaces with a cleaner that is made specifically for natural stone.
If a spill does occur, remove as much of the material as possible without allowing it to spread using something non-abrasive like a soft sponge or a nylon brush. Then simply spray the area with a cleaner such as
DuPont™ Granite & Marble Countertop Cleaner + Protector
and wipe with a clean cloth. If necessary, re-spray the area and wipe it clean again.
Natural stone can be very porous and that’s why it is important to treat natural stone with a sealer. Make sure you seal your natural stone surfaces.