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.
• DuPont has two such cleaners:
— DuPont™ Granite & Marble Countertop Cleaner
— DuPont™ Granite & Marble Countertop Cleaner + Protector
• Each is specially formulated to wipe away messes without breaking down the protective seal of natural stone surfaces.
► 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.
• DuPont™ Granite & Marble Countertop Sealer helps repel spills on the surface, giving time to wipe them away before they have a chance to penetrate your natural stone.