Daily Care Tips for Granite in the Kitchen
Use coasters under drinks, especially those containing alcohol or citrus juice. Never place hot items from the range or oven directly on a granite countertop. But sometimes, even with the best of care, accidents can happen.
Using the wrong products to clean granite ruins its look and texture. Most off-the-shelf cleaners contain acids or alkaline. Continued use of Windex will cause pitting and dulling of granite surfaces. Other acidic cleansers, such as vinegar, will remove the seal very quickly. Take time to research the cleaners you are using. We recommend using denatured or rubbing alcohol mixed with equal parts water to maintain the protective power of our seal. The occasional use (once or twice a month) of a commercial grade granite polish is highly recommended.
Note: The use of alcohol may be too aggressive for most penetrating sealers. Because of the unique bonding power of our sealer, alcohol will not harm the seal at all. However, over spraying alcohol products may damage the finish on cabinets or painted walls, so remember to use these products sparingly. With the proper selection of granite, daily care and professional sealing from SacSurfacePro, your granite surfaces will glow for you, your family and guests for many years.