We've never had granite before and I find it 'sensitive'. I just didn't realize that a bit of oil/grease would spread. I tried pouring a thick bunch of baking soda on it and that seemed to help, but I didn't do that til the next day. I don't think anyone would probably notice, but still...
We try to be careful, but.....
Some suggestions to try below? If you have not had success yet.
Tx Conrad...it's looking better; think I'll leave it be since it is a couple weeks old anyway.
Appreciate you finding/sharing the link. )
This probably calls for a professional. Some stains will not come out--I had grease stains around my cooktop. I've replaced the cooktop and the granite with a darker kind that doesn't stain so easily. Some granites must be sealed. If you drop some water on the granite and it sinks in and doesn't bead on the top of the granite, you must get it sealed or else it will soak up every kind of liquid, for example red wine, catsup etc. If your granite needs sealing, it must be done on a regular basis. Talk to someone at a granite shop, not a big box store and see if you can get someone to come out and give you some advice. There are products at the big box stores to seal stone but first you want to get the stain out before you seal the granite.
FYI, since we're on this topic tho it doesn't help the OP. If you're buying granite for a new countertop, especially the kitchen area, inquire about a DuPont sealer that's said to be guaranteed for 15 yrs., but must be applied by the fabricator before instillation. I passed on it because our new slab is intended for bathrooms not so prone to issues as in a kitchen area and therefore must be sealed periodically. Just wanted to inject this tidbit for those in the market for granite.
CJO, this article may be of help, but DO consult with your fabricator BEFORE applying anything. Good luck and let us know how things turned out.
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