Keeping your Countertops Safe this Holiday Season
The holiday season is here! Families and friends are getting together to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. This is the moment to eat, drink, and be merry. Unfortunately, it is also the time to ruin your granite countertop.
You spend most of your time in the kitchen, juggling more pots and bowls than you can handle. With this comes accidents and many opportunities for spills that might destroy your countertop. Do you want to preserve the sparkling look of your countertop during this hectic holiday season? Check these tips on how to go about it.
Wipe Granite Countertops Immediately
Clean up your messes as you go. A splash of hot cocoa or apple cider, if left uncleaned, can leave dull spots on your countertop. To clean the surface, use warm soapy water and a soft towel.
At Front Range Stone Countertops, we discourage the use of bleach, vinegar-based or any highly acidic substances to protect the sealant from weakening. Abrasive scouring pads will also scratch your granite countertop.
Is your granite countertop already stained from food coloring? With baking soda and water, make a paste and gently scrub the surface with a soft towel.
For persistent stains, apply the paste and cover with plastic wrap. Let the paste sit on the stain until it dries up. Use a soft towel with warm water to wipe it off.
For difficult to remove stains, contact Front Range Stone Countertops, and we will assist you.
Reseal Your Granite Countertop
Wear and tear weaken the sealant, making granite countertops vulnerable to stains. Even with proper care, you will need to reseal your granite countertop every one to two years.
How will you tell your granite countertop needs resealing? Do the water test. Pour a small amount of water on various sections of your counter and wait for the reaction. If the water gets absorbed, reseal your countertop. A newly sealed countertop will resist stains and heat.
Reseal your granite countertop or quickly clean your spill to get through the holidays with a stainless and shiny granite countertop.
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