Care & Maintenance Instructions for your Stone
Natural Stone is a substantial investment that will increase the value of your home and give
you years of enjoyment. Here are some recommendations for simple care and maintenance.
Best method for cleaning stone:
Note: The first step in stone maintenance is the sealing of the stone. Generally, all stone
should be sealed for easier cleaning and maintenance.
Everyday cleaning: Immediately wipe up spills and messes. Use pH balanced cleaners for
daily cleaning. Mild dish washing liquid works quite well on stone surfaces.
Most stones, once protected, only require occasional cleaning to remove surface build-up of
dirt and grime. A sealed granite will be very easy to clean and you may want to just try warm
water at first to give you the results you need; towel dry to remove streaks.
Do not use the standard Windex or 409 because these products will slowly wear away your
penetrated sealer. These product will not harm granite, but again, you don't want your sealer to
wear away either! Check for the newer Stone safe versions of these products.
Do not use classic pledge or other wax products because these will leave a buildup and
eventual dull your shine.
If you have already done this, we suggest using dish washing soap to cut away the built-up
wax. Once you are satisfied that the wax is gone and the stone is looking polished again, just
simply applied a stone sealer product according to the manufacturer's recommendation.
North American Granite