The right way to clean your granite countertop.

Cleaning your granite countertop can get tricky, as natural stones are porous and may allow liquids to penetrate their surface. The vast majority of homeowners are unsure of how to properly clean and maintain the stone’s surface. In fact, cleaning granite countertop surfaces is relatively easy if you follow a few simple guidelines.

Your best bet is nothing more sophisticated than to wipe up spills as soon as you notice them, before they have a chance to stain.

For cleaning granite countertop surfaces on a daily basis, use warm water with a mild or gentle dish soap. Soak a microfiber cloth in this solution and wipe the counter. Then dry off and buff the countertop thoroughly as a final stage with a dry microfiber cloth.

Additionally, you don’t want to use ammonia, vinegar, or lemon cleaners on your granite. Those products have too much acid for granite and can eat away the surface.

Adding protection on your granite countertop

The simplest way to add additional layer of protection for your granite countertop is to properly seal it regularly. Sealing your countertop is easy and relatively inexpensive.

Enjoy your nice, shiny, clean granite countertop!