Removing an Olive Oil Stain on Unsealed Granite

Last week I received a call from a panicked customer!

How to remove oil stain from granite

Olive Oil Stain on Granite

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 on the granite overnight. I have tried to clean it with dish soap, soft-scrub, windex….and Nothing is removing the stain.”

I assured her that this stain could be removed. I suggested that she get a medium sized bowl of hot water and mix a strong solution of dish soap. Saturate a sponge with the soapy solution and place over the spot and leave it there for 15 minutes. Repeat several times to try and flush the oil out of the granite.

This process usually helps, but often some of the stain remains. I suggested she purchase the HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner and the R52 Stain Removing Poultice.

remove stains from granite and marble

Stain Removing Combo Pack

Once her product arrived, I suggested that she read and follow the instructions at the following link: http://stonecareonline.org/shop/custom.aspx/stain-removal-for-natural-stone/

She followed these directions and today she emailed back saying that the process is working, and that she is very relieved, as she was worried that the stain was permanent. I suggested she repeat the process as noted in the instructions, and the stain should be completely gone.

HMK S34 Natural Stone Impregnating Sealer

HMK S34 Natural Stone Impregnating Sealer

Of course, to prevent these stains from occurring, I suggest using a professional grade stone impregnator like HMK S34 Silicone Impregnator.

These Professional Grade products are easy to use and will give you the results you need.

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