How to remove stains from granite countertops

How to remove stains from granite countertops

Maintaining and protecting granite countertops is essential for preserving their beauty and durability. While harsh chemicals and DIY cleaners can sometimes cause damage, using a specialized product like Black Diamond's Granite Counter Cleaner can ensure that your countertops remain pristine and well-protected. Here’s a guide on how to maintain and protect your granite countertops using this cleaner and other safe practices.

Benefits of Black Diamond's Granite Counter Cleaner

Black Diamond's Granite Counter Cleaner is specifically formulated for granite and other natural stone surfaces. This product offers several benefits:

  • Safe for Daily Use: It’s designed to be gentle on natural stone while providing effective cleaning power, making it ideal for daily use.
  • Streak-Free: This cleaner leaves behind no streaks or residues, ensuring your countertops look flawlessly clean.
  • Enhances Shine: Regular use helps enhance the natural shine of your granite, keeping it looking new.

Daily and Weekly Maintenance

Step 1: Daily Cleaning

  • For everyday spills and messes, use Black Diamond's Granite Counter Cleaner. Spray a small amount directly onto the granite surface.
  • Wipe the surface with a soft, non-abrasive cloth or microfiber towel. This will remove any debris or spills without scratching the surface.

Step 2: Deep Cleaning

  • Once a week, give your granite a more thorough cleaning to maintain its shine and cleanliness. Apply the cleaner more liberally and use a clean microfiber cloth to scrub gently.
  • Pay special attention to areas around sinks and faucets where water spots and soap scum can accumulate.

Protecting Granite Countertops

Step 1: Use Coasters and Trivets

  • Even though granite is heat resistant and less porous than other natural stones, it's still a good practice to use coasters under glasses and trivets under hot dishes. This prevents potential staining and thermal shock.

Step 2: Immediate Spill Cleanup

  • Clean up spills immediately, especially acidic substances like coffee, wine, and citrus juices that can etch the surface if left unattended.

Step 3: Avoid Cutting Directly on the Surface

  • Use cutting boards instead of cutting directly on the granite. This prevents scratches and protects the sealant.

Step 4: Regular Sealing

  • Although granite is less porous, sealing it periodically can provide an additional layer of protection against stains. Check with the manufacturer or installer to determine how often your granite should be sealed. Typically, sealing once a year is sufficient for most granite countertops.

Step 5: Avoid Harsh Chemicals

  • Never use harsh chemicals, acidic cleaners, or abrasive cleaning tools on granite. These can strip the sealant, damage the surface, and dull the stone’s finish.


By using Black Diamond's Granite Counter Cleaner and following these simple maintenance and protection tips, you can keep your granite countertops looking as luxurious as the day they were installed. Regular care not only extends the life of your countertops but also maintains their natural beauty, making them a standout feature in your home.

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