How to care for your Granite, and what not to do....
THE DO'S ......Wipe up spills as soon as they happen. Never leave a spill if you do it could cause staining. First use warm, soapy water and rinse good. If this doesn't work then you can use a 50:50 solution of isopropyl alcohol and water. We strongly recommend that you mark this bottle " For granite only" this way your children know or others that might clean your counters like grandparents or babysitters. You don't need specialty cleaners for granite. It's ok to use those products, but you're paying for a product you don't need.
THE DON'TS......Don't use vinegar, windex or bleach on your granite. This also goes for clorox wipes as well. Uses of these acidic substances will dull your granite and weaken the sealant. Don't use abrasive cleaners or pads. Granite can be scratched.Now for those stains.
To remove tough stains from granite you'll have to make a paste. which is baking soda and water. Gently scrub the spot with a soft cloth. rinse and repeat. Now if this is a tougher stain put the paste on the spot and cover with plastic wrap tape down the edges. let it sit till paste dries. This can take a few trys and days Rinse with warm water.
To get that shine back......To put that new shine back use cooking oil on a soft cloth and wipe is down. Buff it gently. This makes your counter a little bit stain-resistant and gives it a glossy shine.
Your counter tops will need to be resealed periodically. Normal wear and tear will wear the sealant off. Resealing granite is best when it's done by professionals. Plan on having your counter tops resealed every two to four years. Knowing how to care for your granite will make the sealant last longer.