I then used the same rag to dry the countertop around the sink and faucet. It is still best to avoid using cleaners that are too acidic (like vinegar and lemons) because repeated use over time can sometimes dull granite as well. Again, still need to go easy on regular cleaning with acidic substances, but granite is your best bet for overall ease of maintenance and durability.
Vim cleaner corroded or “etched” your marble destroying the surface layer creating a dull spot that looks chalky or lighter in color. Yes, it’s a spot on your countertop, so what’s the difference?
How To Remove Stains From Granite Countertops | Duration 2 Minutes 8 Seconds
The different types of marble stains have different solutions. Quartz countertops are an option as well, however, you still need to use caution as quartz can be discolored (often permanently) by some cleaners and chemicals. Using hot water for daily messes would be best and then sparingly a dilute vinegar solution for more thorough cleaning. Granite is typically not immediately reactive with acids, but some black granite can be doctored and not every stone sold as granite is true granite so you just want to test a piece of the exact slab to rule out any bad slabs.
How To Remove Hard Water Stains by familyhandyman.com
If you’re prone to bathroom neglect—or you have stubborn hard water stains seemingly beyond your control—don’t throw in the towel. You won’t have to do much scrubbing; the cleaner will do the work.
Read the product labels, however, when cleaning fiberglass, stone or other plastic surfaces. The particles attach to and form a hard scale on practically every surface. White crusty scale on faucet spouts and screens is a common buildup of calcium and magnesium. Scrub until stains are gone, reapplying cleaner as necessary, then flush twice. And make sure you don’t use a bleach containing product on rust—it will set the stain. A combination of bleach-containing and acid containing products (toilet cleaners) produces deadly vapors. Before cleaning, turn on vent fan and/or open window and put on chemical-resistant rubber gloves and eye protection. Soak it overnight in vinegar, then scrub it with the toothbrush and flush with water before reinstalling. Develop a basic understanding of these and you can pick the right cleaner for any job. They also help loosen, emulsify (disperse in water) and suspend soils for removal.
Alkalis chew up acidic fats and oils (from hamburger grease to body oil to plain old mud), breaking them into smaller particles that can be washed away. Acids work best on neutralizing alkaline soils (tough water stains), such as lime scale, soap deposits, rust and more. They’re distilled from petroleum or plant products and are mostly used on oily and greasy soils.
They kill germs that smell, cause disease, stain clothes and spoil food. Do not use all-purpose cleaners on marble or other natural stone surfaces. Scum cleaners commonly contain bleach (sodium hypochlorite), which effectively cuts through soap scum and kills mildew.
We’ll show you how to remove hard water stains on china (toilets), metal, tile and grout. Store it in or near the bathroom and out of children’s reach. Gray scum layers in the shower area result when soap combines with calcium and magnesium salts and body oil to form a sticky soap curd. To make your toilet bowl clean again and remove hard water deposits, start with a dry bowl so water won’t dilute the cleaner. Be sure to use a toilet brush with stiff nylon bristles in a plastic base.
Once the bowl surface becomes scratched or worn, stain removal becomes next to impossible. First, if you use an in-tank cleaner that contains bleach, remove it and flush multiple times to remove bleach residue. If scrubbing doesn’t remove hardened mineral deposits on the aerator screen, unscrew the spout tip by turning it counterclockwise.
Alkaline cleaners range from mild liquid dishwashing detergent and glass cleaner to strong lye (sodium hydroxide) drain openers and degreasers. Solvents such as mineral spirits work by dissolving soils rather than neutralizing them like alkalis or acids. Disinfectants, such as quaternary ammonium or pine oil, are added to cleaners that tout antibacterial power. Wait 5 to 10 minutes to allow the product to work, which saves your scrubbing elbow. Push it back and forth across the top of the wall so rinse water streams to the bottom of the wall. Then, start at the top of the tile with a bathroom squeegee and move downward to remove as much water as possible. But if you face layers of soap scum buildup, stick with an effective bleach-containing, nonabrasive product (see list below).
Be sure to read the product label and match it to the material (tile, fiberglass, etc.) being cleaned.
DIY Cleaners : Marble + Granite Cleaning Spray by cleanmama.net
If you have granite or marble counters you know that they take a little more care to clean up any spills right away and you also have to be very careful to use only ingredients that are safe to use on them. You can try using dish soap instead or make sure you are using filtered water. Is this granite/marble cleaner okay to use on travertine counters? I have limestone in my kitchen; is your granite and marble recipe safe to use on them?
How To Remove A Stain From Your Granite Countertops A Demonstration By Great Lakes Granite & Marble | Duration 3 Minutes 3 Seconds
It’s very old and it’s dirty and in some corners moldy (in the sink) is the spray good for cleaning all of it?
Just be careful around the granite – you can soak a paper towel or rag with vinegar and lay it on the fixture and let it sit for 30 minutes or so and the deposit will be dissolved.
Is this cleaner specifically for deep cleaning and not for shining? We just underwent a major bath and kitchen remodel and have travertine countertops in the master and powder baths. My bathroom bar is granite & would like to use sane spray all around. Today is a day of rest and relaxation for me and my family, so there are no major cleaning tasks to check off the list today – yay!