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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.