House Cleaning Tip – Granite Countertops

by Complete Maid - September 4, 2018

Picture of granite countertops.

Make your granite countertop shine like it was new!

Cleaning granite countertops can be easy and last a LONG time!

When cleaning granite, it can be scary. We have all heard the horror stories of someone who used a cleaner, and permanently damaged their precious countertop. We are here today to show you that it can be EASY to clean your countertop, and you don’t have to worry about it again for years afterwards!

Just follow these easy steps and you will be amazed at how great your kitchen looks!

Step 1: Remove ALL items from countertop

We recommend using this step to also help declutter your countertop. It’s easy to organize your counter after it’s clean. Our recommendation is to only place items back on the countertop if you use them every day or a few times a week. Anything else you can find another location for and save that precious counterspace for meal preparation!

Step 2: Wipe down the countertop

Remove the bulk of dirt and debris by taking a slightly damp cloth and wiping the countertop down. This allows you to really focus on cleaning the countertop where it needs the extra attention.

Step 3: Scrubbing the countertop

Use regular dish soap and water to go around and with a dish towel, simply put some elbow grease into scrubbing the countertop. This will allow you to return the countertops original designs and won’t cause any damage.

Step 4: Seal the countertop

There are several granite sealants in the market that you can use to seal your countertop and prevent future dirt and debris from seeping into the stone. You can also hire a professional for this step. We only recommend hiring a professional every 5-10 years, as you can do short term reseals every 3-5 years and be fine. Professionals tend to use an extremely strong chemically smelling substance to seal it for longer terms. When sealing, do it in short 2-3 foot sections. Follow the instructions on your product to achieve the best results, but often it will involve rubbing the product into the stone for a set amount of time.

Step 5: Polish the countertop

After the sealant has fully dried, you can polish it. We typically recommend letting it set for 24 hours before polishing. Polish typically is applied much like the sealant, in short 2-3 foot sections and involve rubbing it into the countertop to achieve a reflective, polished look.

That’s it! You now have a great looking, polished countertop for years to come. Just 1 more thing…

Don’t forget to keep your granite looking it’s best in the meantime! We recommend cleaning up any spills quickly to prevent it from staining the granite, as well as a monthly wipe down of the entire countertop to keep it. To make it even easier, you can simply hire us to come out and maintain them for you! Find out how easy and affordable it is to have a monthly cleaning service and BOOK  US TODAY!