Category Archives: Protecting Stone

Questions and Answers on how to protect natural stone surfaces.

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

Posted in Cleaning Stone, Protecting Stone | Tagged , | Comments Off on How to Care for Granite Countertops

How Effective are Water Based Stone Sealers?

How Effective are Water Based Sealers on Resin Sealed Granite? By Torin Dixon We receive numerous calls from customers who have used Water Based Stone Sealers, and who now have stains in their Granite Countertops. Why they ask, did my … Continue reading

Posted in Protecting Stone, Sealing Granite | Comments Off on How Effective are Water Based Stone Sealers?

“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

Posted in Cleaning Stone, Protecting Stone, Restoring Stone, StoneCare Questions & Answers | Tagged | Comments Off on “My Granite Looks Like New…thanks to R55 Intensive Cleaner”

Sealing Granite & Marble is Easy

Is Sealing Granite Difficult? by Torin Dixon There is a lot of misinformation on the internet about “Sealing Granite”. Many sites claim that sealing stone is difficult. This is absolutely false! Protecting all types of Natural Stone is easy following 3-Steps: Brush … Continue reading

Posted in Protecting Stone | Tagged | Comments Off on Sealing Granite & Marble is Easy

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

Posted in Cleaning Stone, Protecting Stone | Tagged | Comments Off on Oh the Mold…the Mold is Back, with a Vengeance!!

Cleaning Grease Stains on Santa Cecilia Granite

Mary from Phoenix called in a panic about a grease spill on unsealed Santa Cecilia granite slab. See how to remove these tough stains. First off, go online and order our Stain Removal Combo Pack. This combo pack includes HMK … Continue reading

Posted in Protecting Stone, Restoring Stone, Stain Removal, StoneCare Questions & Answers | Tagged | Comments Off on Cleaning Grease Stains on Santa Cecilia Granite

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

Posted in Cleaning Stone, Protecting Stone, Stain Removal, StoneCare Questions & Answers | Comments Off on Stain on Granite from Apple Core

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

Posted in Cleaning Stone, Protecting Stone | Tagged | 2 Comments

How to Clean and Seal Textured Quartzite Tiles

Kevin from AZ called to ask how to Clean and Protect Textured Quartzite Tiles By Torin Dixon Quartzite is a beautiful and durable Natural Stone suitable for both Interior and Exterior applications. Because of the natural texture, Quartzite is a … Continue reading

Posted in Cleaning Stone, Protecting Stone, Restoring Stone, Tip of The Week | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Removing an Olive Oil Stain on Unsealed Granite

Last week I received a call from a panicked customer! Barb from New Jersey: “We just had our granite installed, and we haven’t had time to seal it yet. My husband spilled Olive Oil down the bottle and set it … Continue reading

Posted in Cleaning Stone, Protecting Stone, Restoring Stone, Stain Removal, StoneCare Questions & Answers | Tagged , | Comments Off on Removing an Olive Oil Stain on Unsealed Granite