Category Archives: Stain Removal

Questions and Answers on removing stains from natural stone surfaces.

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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White Film and Sealer Build Up on Slate Tiles

Removing old Sealers on Slate Tiles By Torin Dixon I had a customer call this week complaining about several problems with her Slate Tile floor and shower. She described how after about seven years, by the hands of different contractors … Continue reading

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How to Remove Oil Stains from Honed Black Granite

Frank from Boston called to ask “How do I Remove Oil Stains from Honed Black Granite?” By Torin Dixon Oil Stains on Granite can be very frustrating to remove. On honed Black Granite it can be particularly difficult. Here are … Continue reading

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More Incredibly Bad Advice for Cleaning Stains on Marble

I believe I may have found another New Calling in life…that would be Finding Bad Advice on the Internet for Cleaning Natural Stone!   I stumbled upon the above referenced highly ranked search listing while researching keywords for our StoneCareOnline … Continue reading

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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

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White Film in Slate Shower Leaching out of Grout Joints

Here is a classic example how unprotected stone, and lack of regular maintenance can create a very unsightly film on Slate and other Natural Stone surfaces, particularly in Wet Areas. Moisture, can and does, penetrate all Unprotected Natural Stone. When … Continue reading

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Light Colored “Stains” on Black Granite – The Saga Continues

“Sandy” from SC called today to ask for advice about light rings where shot glasses were set on her black granite. First of all, black ‘granite’ is not a true Geological Granite, they are Basalt. For more information click HERE. … Continue reading

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How to Remove Dark Areas on New Venetian Gold Granite

Shirley from Virginia called to ask: “How to I remove the dark spots on my granite around my sink and where I prepare food?” Upon further discussion, I learned that her granite was installed only one year ago, and she … Continue reading

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New – How To Clean Natural Stone Articles

We just added more Tips & Techniques Pages on How to Clean Natural Stone Categories Included: Daily Stone Cleaning Deep Cleaning Natural Stone Stain Removal Techniques

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Cleaning Darker Spots on White Granite

Tom L. from Seattle called to ask: How do I get dark spots off my Madura White Granite countertops? It has been installed for 12 years and I don’t think it was properly sealed. Answer: Cleaning; As noted in the … Continue reading

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