Clean the countertop daily with a soft white cloth and a neutral cleaner or household detergent such as Dove. Household cleaning products include Windex, Lysol Disinfectant and 409 can be used, but may leave a film. A solution of vinegar and water works great to remove streaking, smudges, and body oil. Granite countertops are generally sealed at the time of fabrication. Resealing is up to the individual. Manufacturers of impregnators recommend countertops to be resealed from 1 to every 4 years, or longer, depending on the application, the sensitivity of the individual, and the type of stone. Granite impregnators, cleaners and disinfectants are available at our office.
Spills should be wiped up immediately. Blot the spill with a clean paper towel. If the countertop stains, a poultice may need to be applied. Use the flat side of a razor blade for removing stuck on tape residue, dried paint, glue, dried food, etc. Use #0000 or finer steel wool to remove dried water spots, smudges, hazy areas, and for general cleaning to bring out the shine. Do not use the steel wool wet. Use a pencil eraser to remove aluminum trails.
Do not use acid based cleaners such as rust removers, sterling silver cleaners, etc., on countertop, or place rags saturated with acid based cleaners on countertop. Do not use cleaners containing Hydrofluoric Acid. Do not use strong abrasive cleaners such as Comet or Soft Scrub. Do not leave spills on countertop for prolonged periods of time.