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Granite Countertop care and Cleaning

With the proper care, your granite countertop will stay new-looking for years. Stone is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain, and granite, being 7 on the Mohs hardness scale of 1 to 10, is virtually 90% scratch resistant.

Instructions
 1: Wipe up spills immediately, before they penetrate the surface.
 2: Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or mild dishwashing liquid and warm water.
 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: 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: 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.  Try a mixture of 12 percent hydrogen peroxide mixed with a couple drops of ammonia for an organic stain (e.g. coffee, tea, fruit).
6: 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.
7: Mix molding plaster 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. 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.
 8: Reseal the countertop every year or two years. Check with the installer for recommendations. Use a non-toxic sealer on food preparation areas.
 9: Consider using a new disinfectant cleaner made specifically for granite.
10: Call your professional stone supplier, installer, or restoration specialist for problems that appear too difficult to treat.

Granite Countertop Cleaning products

A main concern of customers is how to clean their new granite countertops. You can clean your countertops with only soap and water, but Accent` Granite Interiors recommends TENAX and Lustro Italiano Stone Care  Products to take care of your beautiful granite countertops and vanities. You can buy individual cleaners and sealers, or get everything you need in the convenient “Stone Care Kit”. The Lustro Italiano Stone Care Kit has everything you need in one package, that includes granite countertop cleaner, polish & sealer along with easy to follow instructions.

 

Granite Countertop Cleaning Products


Lustro Italiano Stone & Granite Countertop Cleaning Products

Granite Countertop Cleaners & WaxesKit contains one 32 ounce bottle of cleaner shipped with a child resistant cap and attachable sprayer and one 13.5 ounce aerosol can of polish with sealants.

32 ounce bottle with attachable sprayer Lustro ItalianoTM  stone cleaner contains no harsh detergents that can strip away stones natural polish. Unlike some other household solvents, this cleaner will not shorten the life of stone sealants.

13.5 ounce aerosol can Lustro ItalianoTM stone polish with sealants has unique properties that bring out the luster of natural stone. Compared to other polishes, it creates a deeper long-lasting shine.

 

TENAX Granite Countertop Cleaners & Waxes

Granite Countertop Cleaners & Waxes Granite Countertop Cleaners & Waxes Granite Countertop Cleaners & Waxes

CounterTop Cleaner – Liquid spray bottle, this product has been designed for the homeowners for everyday use. Slight sealer & wax - does not have any of the chemicals that may break down the sealers & waxes. Mild cleaner.
* some cleaners may cause damage to the sealers & waxes..
Directions for use – spray on & wipe off with a dry cloth.
1 liter
* a perfect product for the installer to sell together with petrolux or suggest the home owner to use.

Sealux – water based wax, it is used to increase the shine and enhance the color of a sealed polished surface. For granite & marble.
Directions for use – the stone must be dry, apply with a dry cloth, wipe on & wipe off in aprox 1-2 minutes. (similar to waxing a car)
*use a wool car buffer to achieve higher gloss
1 liter

Wax liquid – petroleum based, apply to restore shine & color to polished surfaces that may be a little worn. Slight anti-stain & water repellant effect. For marble & granite. Indoor & outdoor.
Directions for use – the stone must be dry, apply with a dry cloth, wipe on & wipe off in aprox 1-2 minutes. (similar to waxing a car)
*use a wool car buffer to achieve higher gloss
1 liter

Wax paste (black) - apply to restore shine & color to polished surfaces that may be a little worn. Slight anti-stain & water repellant effect. For marble & granite. Indoor & outdoor use.
Directions for use – the stone must be dry, apply with a dry cloth, wipe on & wipe off in aprox 1-2 minutes. (similar to waxing a car)
*use a wool car buffer to achieve higher gloss
* top polishers love this, cleaner & better than lamp black.
1 liter

Ager – wet effect , if the customer likes the stone’s color & appearance when it is wet this is the product for them. Ager will bring out and enhance the colors, hide small scratches, color spider cracks & fissures. Ager is a very strong sealer. For marble, granite, all types of stones. Polished or natural.
Directions for use – the stone must be dry, if the stone is damp or wet the sealers will only penetrate as deep as the dampness. The water will stop the sealer. Wipe on with a cloth & wipe off in small area asap. Do not alow the ager to dry in excess on polished surfaces. It may form a superficial film if applied in excess. If it has not transformed 100% you may try a very fine steel wool to remove.
Complete drying time is 60 minutes.
.25 liter,1 liter,10 liter, 20 liter, 200 liter (new)aerosol spray can

** a problem to all counter top fabrication shops – 99% of all counter top slabs are polished with a epoxy resin process.(this is done to enhance the colors & to give the slabs more strength) when the fabrication shop cuts the slabs to size they have the edges that does not have the epoxy resin. Ager was designed with all the same properties as the epoxy resin. It makes the profiled edge match the top of the slab.

Petro (clear)– apply to polished granite to hide & eliminate spider cracks, webbing, & micro fissures. Best for light colored stones.
Directions for use – the stone must be dry, apply with a dry cloth, wipe on & wipe off
.25 liter,1 liter,10 liter, 20 liter, 200 liter

Petro (black)- apply to polished granite to hide & eliminate spider cracks, webbing, & micro fissures. Best for dark colored stones.
Directions for use – the stone must be dry, apply with a dry cloth, wipe on & wipe off
.25 liter,1 liter,10 liter, 20 liter, 200 liter

Neroplus – (clear liquid) designed to penetrate deep into the colored stone for darker color during the polishing. (similar to the ager in color change, but used different) if you though the stone was black, the neroplus will show you it was a grey compared to the difference. Major change in color darkness. Petroleum based for maximum penetration. For marble & granite.
Directions for use – for use in the polishing process. For best results polish the stone until just before the buffer. (can be applied after) the stone must be dried, if the stone is damp or wet the sealers will only penetrate as deep as the dampness. The water will stop the sealer. Apply in excess (make it puddle) & let stand overnight, longer the better. At this point it has penetrated deep into the stone. Wipe off any excess & complete the polishing process with the buffer.
1 liter,10 liter, 20 liter, 200 liter.
 

These products are available Accent` Granite Interiors 1-888-273-9776.
 

 

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