Granite counter tops and granite flooring is one of the most popular choices for home owners due to its durability and resistance. Out of all the natural stones that are built into homes, granite is the most hard wearing and hardest. It is also very resistant to stains, which makes it very fashionable. In order to keep it looking at its best, you have to polish it and take care of it.
You will need to run down to your local home improvement store or hardware store and purchase a granite polish cleaner and granite sealer.
- Wipe down and clean the granite counter top to remove any residue and liquid.
- After the counter top is clean and dry, apply the polish and buff the area with a soft, clean cloth.
Tips For added protection for your granite counter top which is very important, apply the sealer.
You can either pour or spray the sealer onto the surface, whichever you prefer.
Make sure that you work in an area of about 3 feet at a time.
- After spraying or pouring the liquid sealer, spread it out within the three foot area with a soft, clean cloth.
- Let it sit and dry for about one to two minutes and then proceed onto the rest of the counter top. The sealer will penetrate the surface and be absorbed into granite counter top in order to help protect it from liquid and grease, therefore keeping it shiny, smooth, and clean.
To keep your granite counter top shiny and well-maintained, you will want to reseal it every 10 to 18 months, depending on how often you use it. You will also need to polish it about once every month. If the counter top is used more often, that means that it is cleaned more often and cleaners may weaken the sealer. This means that it will need to be sealed more frequently. If you don’t use the counter top as often, then sealing it will need to be done less frequently but it will still need to be polished on a regular basis.
Keeping your granite counter top well-maintained and beautiful doesn’t need to be difficult or time consuming. Just polish and seal it as often as needed, depending on how often it is used, and it will stay beautiful for you to enjoy.