You paid a pretty penny for your gorgeous granite countertops, and you love their color, shine and durability. Then, a greasy box of Moo Shu Pork leaks, and by the time you notice and wipe it up, a big, ugly stain has been born.
Mostly, annual sealing prevents spilled food and liquids from staining granite countertops. But, granite is a porous material – not as porous as marble – and stains happen, especially on varying granite colors.
Don’t worry. Generations of homeowners have faced the same problem and have developed poultices that suck up stains on granite countertops. Tipnut supplies some homemade stain removal tips.
Make your own poultice
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Making your own poultice is fairly simple. A poultice is a soft, moist material, like flour or baking soda, applied to a surface and held in place with a cloth. In the early 1900s, mothers would apply a poultice to their feverish children. Today, we can apply a poultice to granite that sucks out stains. Here’s how you do it.
Baking soda poultice
Recreate this look with MSI's Delicatus White Granite (Photo Credit: Houzz)
Corn starch grease sucker-upper
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Corn starch is like a vacuum for greasy granite stains.
An ounce of prevention
Create this look with MSI's River White Granite (Photo Credit: Houzz)
Of course, it’s better to prevent stains from happening in the first place. Granite is easy to maintain; but maintain it you must. Here are some basic rules to follow:
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Now that we've covered the bases on how to properly take care of a granite countertop and remove stains, take a look at MSI's wide variety of granite countertop colors for your next home improvement project!
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