How to clean water spots on granite


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Old 09-20-07, 07:53 PM
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How to clean water spots on granite

Have granite countertops in my kitchen and have developed some water deposits around the faucet on the granite. I read on the "CLR" container not to use it on granite. What is the best way to clean these deposits off of our granite countertop?

Also, what is the best way to clean our composite granite sink?
 
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Spots on BRAND NEW GRANITE

My granite was installed yesterday and it was "premium granite" gallo venezio" -- when looking at the granite its is very very spotty, i am told by my contractor that its the "stone" it looks like water stains, its bothering me because i spent so much money on this granite -- and im not happy, is there anything that can remove this.
 
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Granite is a natural stone that needs to be kept sealed, polished, and cleaned only with products recommended for natural stone. If you have water that is high in calcium content, you can have mineral deposits. To prevent mineral deposits wipe counter dry and around faucets after each use. Water evaporates and leaves minerals behind. Do not use any under-the-sink remedies on natural stone.

www.stonecare.com offers excellent products for natural stone care and maintenance as well as problem solving products. Begin first with marble polish. Depending on severity of deposits, a honing powder can be used and followed up with polish. If in doubt, contact your local natural stone supplier. Many have products in their showrooms.
 
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Originally Posted by deirdre14 View Post
My granite was installed yesterday and it was "premium granite" gallo venezio" -- when looking at the granite its is very very spotty, i am told by my contractor that its the "stone" it looks like water stains, its bothering me because i spent so much money on this granite -- and im not happy, is there anything that can remove this.
Hi Dierdre - The granite installer should have given you the opportunity to inspect the slab prior to cutting. The tiles on display in the showroom may not be an accurate representative of the actual stone. Once the stone is cut, and installed you're probably going to have to live with it.

Did the installer seal the countertop after install?
 
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It takes millions of years for granite to form. It is understandable that there will be variations within the slab. Quartz crystals are larger in some granites. Where light meets quartz crystals, these 'spots' tend to be noticeable. Giallo Veneziano is one granite selection that is prone to these spots. A mirror finish should not be expected. The spots are not considered a flaw or a fault of the fabricator.

Each slab of granite is unique even if taken out of the same formation. Slabs can vary from front to back in veining and color. It is important that consumers do their homework when making a natural stone product and understand their variations and characteristics. No two granites are alike.

If fabricator did not treat slabs with resin, Giallo Veneziano usually needs sealed twice a year because it is more porous than many of the other granites. When water drops are absorbed quickly by the stone, it's time to reseal. Clean, polish, and seal only with products for natural stone such as those at www.stonecare.com
 
 

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