LoLos Perfect Touch - Marble & Granite Restoration
Stone Care:
  1. Step 1
     Blot up spills immediately, before they penetrate the surface.
  2. Step 2
     Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available in hardware or from a stone dealer), or mild dishwashing liquid and warm water.
  3. Step 3
     Use a soft, clean cloth to clean the granite. Rinse after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft, clean cloth.
  4. Step 4
     Remove a stain on granite, basing the method on the type of stain. Mix a cup of flour, 1-2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid with water to make a thick paste. Put it on the stain, cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit overnight.
  5. Step 5
     Scrape away the mixture with a wooden utensil and rinse. If the stain is oil-based (e.g. grease, oil, milk), use hydrogen peroxide in the paste instead of dishwashing liquid - or try ammonia on it.
  6. Step 6
     Try a mixture of 12 percent hydrogen peroxide mixed with a couple drops of ammonia for an organic stain (e.g. ,tea, fruit).
  7. Step 7
     Use a lacquer thinner or acetone to remove ink or marker stains from darker stone. On light-colored granite, use hydrogen peroxide to these stains. This also works for wine stains.
  8. Step 8
     Mix molding and pure bleach into a paste and spread over a wine, ink or other non-oil stain. Leave on for 30 minutes, then remove and rinse.
  9. Step 9
     Paste a mix of molding plaster and water over an oil-based or fat-based stain. Mold it into a bird's-nest shape and allow to stand for 3 hours. Remove and rinse.
  10. Step 10
     Reseal the countertop every year or two years. Check with the installer for recommendations. Use a non-toxic sealer on food preparation areas.
  11. Step 11
     Consider using a new disinfectant cleaner made specifically for granite.
  12. Step 12
     Call us for problems that appear too difficult to treat.
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