Cleaning Your Granite Counter Tops

 
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What does it take to keep your natural stone countertops clean? The answer may surprise you. Well maintained and sealed natural stone countertops do not require any specialty cleansers to keep looking great. Dishwashing liquid, a soft sponge, and water are all you need to keep your countertops looking their best.

Soap & Water is All it Takes

  • Step 1: Add some warm water to a small bucket of container.
  • Step 2: Add a small amount of dishwashing liquid and saturate your sponge.
  • Step 3: Do it!! A little bit of elbow grease is all you need to make your countertops spotless.

Saturate your sponge with the soapy water. There's no need to have the water pool on your countertop surface. Use just enough soapy water to keep the counter top surface wet. Once you've cleaned a section of your countertops with the soap and water rinse your sponge.

Go over the area again with the clean sponge to remove any soapy residue. A quick wipe down with a paper towel or soft cloth will remove and streaks. It really is that easy to keep your countertops clean.

It's important not to skip this step. Soap can build up on your granite counter top surface overtime if you do not rinse your counter tops with clean water and wipe them dry. This soap buildup causes hey haze to appear on the counter top surface.

Avoid Scratching Natural Stone Counters

Be sure that the soft side of your sponge is clean and free of any grit that may at your natural stone countertops. It is also important to note that you do not want to use the back, abrasive side, of the sponge. The backside of your sponge could contain pumice which could at shed haze you're counter tops shiny polished surface.

Specialty Granite Cleaners

There are granite counter top cleaners available that will help extend the time between full sealant applications. These cleaners are specifically created for daily use. Application of these granite countertop cleaners is simple. Spray directly on the surface or onto a paper towel and buff to a glorious shine.