Last July I published an article about “Homemade Granite Cleaners”
WIKIHOW IS WRONG About Granite Cleaners!
The issue is these (well intentioned) solutions can actually harm natural stone surfaces, especially polished marble, travertine, and onyx because of the higher alkaline content and use of isopropyl alcohol.
Another very popular website offers a similar Homemade Granite Cleaner recipe. Nature’s Nurture offers a recipe that also contains dish soap (pH from 9.5-14.0) that is highly alkaline and can damage calcium based stone, and alcohol that can break down sealers and impregnators prematurely.
A natural, Green-Friendly alternative is HMK P324 Liquid Stone Soap. This biodegradable natural maintenance soap is highly concentrated, and one liter can maintain up to 8000 square feet. We suggest one capful in a 16 oz. spray bottle. Simply spray stone counters and wipe dry. This is a no-rinse product and will help preserve impregnators and sealers, not break-down the protection.
So doing the math, for less than $30 (with shipping) you can have more than 2 years worth of daily cleaning AND protect and preserve your expensive stone surfaces.
If you have questions about how to Clean, Protect, and Maintain all Natural Stone surfaces, please email or call us at 800-380-6881