To continue the blog on “How to Clean Granite Bathroom Countertops,” the best recommendation for preserving the beauty of granite is with regular cleanings. Wiping down spills is important when they happen, but giving your countertops a thorough going-over with a specially formulated granite cleaning product once every week produces lasting results.
It’s best not to clean granite countertops in the bathroom with your own home remedies. You never want to use any of the following on your granite countertops: rubbing alcohol, dishwashing liquid, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, white vinegar, lime juice, or bleach. Acidic products can erode or discolor your granite, while others are abrasive and might wear the surface of your granite away.
Polishing your granite countertops on a regular basis with the right granite polish helps them retain their natural luster, and protects them from stains and spills. Also, it’s best to seal your granite countertops once every 12 to 18 months with a granite sealer. Proper sealing helps protect granite countertops from stains and also from absorbing moisture, which is especially important in a bathroom. To test whether your granite countertops need to be re-sealed, sprinkle a few drops of water on the countertop. If the water beads up, your seal is tight, but if the countertop absorbs and darkens the granite, it’s time to re-seal.
Contact Granite Access to find out more about preserving your bathroom countertops in Atlanta and nearby. We are ready to recommend the best ways for you to clean, polish, and seal your natural stone products.