After the Holidays is a great a time to clean and shine your granite counter tops… Time to Re– Seal!!!

To maintain the look and slip resistance of the granite, it is important to use a high quality, invisible impregnating sealer. Dry-Treat impregnating sealers are safe and suitable to seal granite surfaces of all types – from wall cladding to floors, outdoors and in, residential and high traffic commercial.

Tips for  Removing Stains

Most stains can be removed using standard household products. If the stain is particularly difficult to handle, a commercial stain remover can be used. Stains of every kind can affect tiles and grout joints. The lists that follows provides some of the most common staining problems and potential solutions. Removers should never be mixed together as harmful by-products may result.

Precautions: 

 With any harsh cleaning product (acidic or alkaline), test the product on a small area of the surface, at least 24 hours beforehand, to ensure it won’t discolor or adversely affect the surface. Avoid using acidic substances on calcite based stone, including marble, limestone and travertine – these will be damaged immediately on contact with acids. After using an acidic cleaner, the surface should be neutralised with a mild alkaline solution – some baking soda or detergent dissolved in water should do the trick, then rinsed thoroughly with clean water and left to dry before attempting to seal., our invisible, breathe-able impregnating sealer will make a deep water and oil-repellent barrier within the surface which will permanently solve this problem and make it easier to clean and maintain the surface.

 

 

 PROBLEM      –        REMOVER(S)

 

 

 Blood  Baking soda, bleach, hydrogen peroxide

 

 

 Chewing gum  Ice cubes, paint remover

 

 

 Coffee  Baking soda, bleach, household cleaners, hydrogen peroxide

 

 

 Dyes & Animal Droppings  Bleach

 

 

 Fats    Detergent, sal soda

 

 

 Fruit juices  Baking soda, bleach, household cleaners, hydrogen peroxide, oxalic acid

 

 

 Grease  Detergent, plaster of paris, sal soda

 

 

 Ink  Baking soda, bleach

 

 

 Iodine  Ammonia

 

 

 Lipstick  Bleach, household cleaners, hydrogen peroxide

 

 

 Mildew  Ammonia, baking soda, bleach

 

 

 Motor oil  Plaster of paris

 

 

 Mustard Bleach

 

 

 Nail polish Bleach, nail polish remover

 

 

 Paint Paint remover

 

 

 Rust  Baking soda, scouring powders

 

 

 Tar  Ice cubes, paint remover

 

 

 Tea  Bleach, household cleaners, hydrogen peroxide

 

 

 Tough stains  Oxalic acid

 

 

 Vegetable oil  Baking soda, detergent

 

 

 Water/mineral stains  White vinegar

 

 

 Wax  Ice cubes, paint remover

 

 

 Wet paper  Bleach

 

 

 Wine  Baking soda

 

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