Category Archives: Stain Removal

Questions and Answers on removing stains from natural stone surfaces.

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

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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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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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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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