Proper care for your Granite countertops: A frequently asked question by customers is, “How do I care for my granite countertops?” This question is really an easy one to answer since granite is a very low maintenance material.
Scratching and staining on granite surfaces is rare because of the hardness of the material. Most granite surfaces only require that they be cleaned with a soft white cloth and warm water, or a neutral cleaner. You can also use a 50:50 solution of isopropyl alcohol and water. Don’t use vinegar, Windex or bleach on granite. Frequent uses of these acidic substances will dull the granite and weaken the sealant.
To remove stubborn sticky materials, like glue, hardened drink mix, etc. use a razor-blade tipped at a slight angle from the horizontal to remove most of it. To get the final residue, use a “000” (or finer) steel wool. Use of dry cleansers and 3M Scotch-Brite™ is not recommended.
97% of granites require no sealer at all, but because a small percentage do, along with some other natural stones such as marble, slate, travertine, onyx, etc.; we seal everything before it leaves our facility.