Category Archives: Cleaning Stone

Questions and Answers on cleaning natural stone surfaces.

Cleaning Rust Stains on Bluestone – Countering Misinformation on the Web

How to Clean Rust on Bluestone There’s Much Misinformation on the Web We receive numerous calls from concerned homeowners about Rust Stains appearing on Bluestone pavers. There are unfortunately many websites with “solutions”, but very few offer professional advice. Katherine … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing for New Granite Countertops – PROTECTION!

Protect Your Investment – Use Professional Grade Impregnating Sealers By Torin Dixon Ok, you just had beautiful granite or marble countertops installed, or you just bought a house with stone countertops. Make the best decision before you start using your … Continue reading

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How to Care for Granite Countertops

By Torin Dixon Now that we are in the prime building season, many homeowners will be installing Granite and Marble countertops for the first time, and wondering “How do I take care of my Granite?” Sadly, as I have written … Continue reading

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Is Using Baking Soda, Safe for Delicate Marble?

Is using Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) good for cleaning marble countertops? Well, many DIY websites advocate using Baking Soda, as an inexpensive way to clean and polish marble countertops. Since baking soda is often used in the kitchen, one would … Continue reading

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“My Granite Looks Like New…thanks to R55 Intensive Cleaner”

Carol from Louisiana called to rave about HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner to clean grease stains off her granite countertops. by Torin Dixon Carol had granite installed about 7 years ago, and over the years she noticed the granite getting darker … Continue reading

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Oh the Mold…the Mold is Back, with a Vengeance!!

It must be the Summer heat and Humidity…we are getting many calls on how to Remove Mold from Stone Showers by Torin Dixon Mold needs Moisture and a Food Source (more info) to grow. Naturally, a wet shower is a … Continue reading

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Stain on Granite from Apple Core

by Torin Dixon Jill from New York called to find out how to clean a stain in Granite from an apple core lying on a paper towel. Jill explained that her new gray granite countertops were installed only a few … Continue reading

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My Granite is Not Shiny Anymore…What do I do?

Suggested Maintenance Procedures for Cleaning Granite Countertops By Torin Dixon  Most issues with cleaning and maintaining granite and marble surfaces come from using the wrong cleaning products. Many products that claim to “Clean & Protect” granite actually develop a buildup … Continue reading

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Cleaning Hair Dye on White Granite Slab Counters

What do you do when you spill hair coloring dye on White Granite? This is the question asked by Ann from Atlanta this week. She accidentally spilled hair color on her granite countertops (Kashmir White). Since dye is inorganic, this … Continue reading

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Removing Rust Stains on Granite

It doesn’t happen often, but certain colors of granite can rust. The image attached is an extreme example, but depending on the exposure, some granite (and other stone types) can rust when exposed to moisture. I recently received a call … Continue reading

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