Recently a customer asked me if our cleaning process would remove water stains from their granite countertops. As I was looking at the countertop, I could see the “dull” spots. They were not noticeable if you were directly over top them but when you stood back, you can see them stand out. These are not actually water spots but etch-marks, caused by the action of an acid (bleach, ammonia, vinger etc). The acid in the cleaner has actually burned away the ‘polish’ in the stone. This is not a matter of cleaning the surface of the stone but more of a not so easy re-polishing of the stone to get the etch out and bring the shine back.
Having said this, please be cautious of what cleaning products you use on your stone. Acidic based cleaners are not for stone products. We recommend using a Neutral Cleaner which is safe on all hard sufaces or going to your local stone supplier, where the stone was purchased, and have them sell you a qualified cleaner for your stone.
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