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Tool Tip #3: Removing Greasy Stains from Stone, Granite or Marble Counter-tops

Try as we might, sometimes no matter how much we clean or how careful we are, countertops get stained. Stone is porous and absorbs oils very easily, especially if the seal wasn’t completed or became damaged. This is a case where abrasive chemicals and rough scrubbing brushes are of no beneficial use and will just further damage your counters. What you need to do, is make a poultice.

What you will need:

  1. Corn Starch

  2. Water

  3. Small dish

  4. Spatula

  5. Tooth picks

  6. Plastic wrap

What you need to do:

Soak up any oil, butter or greasy grime off the affected area and towel dry. Take ¼ cup of Corn starch and place it into your small dish. Add water a little bit at a time until you form a paste. Dampen the stain with a little bit of water, then add your paste with the spatula. Make sure to cover the entire affected area of the stain, cover with plastic wrap and press firmly. Take a tooth pick and poke holes through the plastic to let it breath. Allow the Poultice to dry, which can take 24 to 48 hours.

Once it is dry, remove and dispose of the poultice. Wipe area clean with a clean damp cloth. If the strain remains, repeat the process until it is fully removed.

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  • Douglas Carney, EC1 Superintendent

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