We are asked this question all the time, and the simple answer is You CAN, but you should’t.
Here is Why:
HMK StoneCare Products have been deigned by German Chemists who have studied Natural Stone geology and chemistry for more than 40 years. All the HMK products have been designed to work as a System.
R55 Intensive Cleaner is NOT recommended for regular use, rather, it is an Intense Cleaner designed to remove grout film/haze after installation, and for periodic Deep Cleaning. It is also recommended for thorough cleaning before applying sealers and impregnators.
R55 is a mildly alkaline cleaner that is designed to cut grease, soap scum, and moderate hard water scale. Diluting it is not a substitute for a professional quality pH neutral cleaner like P24 Stone Soap.
P24 Liquid Stone Soap is Highly Concentrated
By diluting 1-capful to 16oz of water added to a spray bottle, you simply Spray and Wipe your counters for Daily Cleaning.
P24 supports your sealer thus preventing breakdown of your protection like high pH dish soaps can. If you think about it, dish soap is designed to cut grease in pots and pans. Most are highly alkaline (pH 11-14). Using dish soap will break down the protection that impregnators offer.
Another solution is to use a ready -to-use spray. We also offer P301 Three In One solution:
HMK P301 Cleans, Protects, and Maintains all Natural Stone Surfaces.
This ready-to-use product is mixed to the correct dilution rate. Simply spray your countertops and wipe with a cloth or paper towel.
These Professional Grade products are designed to keep your Granite and Marble Countertops look new for years to come. Contact us if you have questions about HMK Stone Care Products at 800-380-6881 or Email.