Are your granite countertops looking dull instead of shiny?
Our customers in North Mackay called Mark from Vision ChemDry because they noticed their countertops were looking a bit dull.
What causes granite benchtops to lose their shine?
We often receive calls for help to clean and restore dull-looking looking granite countertops. What most people don’t know is that there is a hidden culprit in your home that causes this problem: your dishwashing detergent!
If you’re like most people, you are probably using a dishwashing detergent to clean your granite countertops. Your detergent may be a convenient cleaning ingredient but this is a common mistake. You won’t notice it at first, but detergent will build up a soapy film on the surface over time.
What’s the best way to clean granite countertops?
- Always spot clean any spills as soon as they happen before any staining sets.
- Avoid using harsh cleaners and sponges, instead, use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe up any dirt and spills
- Protect your granite countertops by using coasters under all glasses, bottles or cans and hot pads or trivets for pots and pans.
- Be wary of common and name-brand household cleaning products that are not suitable for granite countertops.
- Check if it’s time to reseal your stone benchtop by checking if water drops soak into the granite instead of beading up on the surface.
If you have not been aware of these things from the start and have been using detergent or if you encounter stubborn stains, you will want to call professionals like Chemdry Vision to clean and restore your granite countertop to its original shine.
Here is how Mark renewed the countertop at a home in North Mackay
Before images of the dull granite countertop in North Mackay
- First, Mark cleaned the countertop with a specialised granite cleaning solution using a scrubbing pad.
- Next, he cleaned it with a residue remover.
- Then he applied a sealer.
- His final step was to polish it with a wool pad, restoring the benchtop to its original shine.
After images show the granite countertop looking like new!
Chemdry Vision offers a superior service to keep our customers satisfied with the end results. In this case, our customer had a lovely home in a retirement village in North Mackay, and she was extremely pleased with the outcome.