Tips to Remove Stains in Natural Stone

Keeping various surfaces clean and aesthetically pleasing around the home is naturally important, and especially so for natural stone surfaces. Proper care for natural stone will help it maintain fantastic durability, and stain removal is one of the most important such forms of care.

At Clean-eez, we're proud to offer a huge range of the best natural stone floor cleaner products you'll find on the market today, plus a comprehensive blog that regularly discusses tips and other expertise for cleaning not only natural stone, but also tile and grout, stains and odors and more. Here are some simple tips on how to properly remove stains from any natural stone surface.

Identify the Stain Agent

First and foremost, it's important to identify the type of stain you're dealing with. This will determine the cleaning methods and products that are most effective for removing the stain without damaging the natural stone surface. Different types of stains require different approaches, so be sure to properly assess the situation before proceeding.

For instance, organic stains like food and drinks may be treated with a mild soap mixed with warm water, while oil-based stains like grease or cooking oil require a different approach. It's important to know the difference in order to effectively remove the stain without causing further damage.

Act Quickly

The sooner you address a stain on your natural stone surface, the better. If left for too long, stains can penetrate deep into the stone and become more difficult to remove. This is especially true for porous natural stones like marble or limestone.

As soon as you notice a stain, use a clean cloth or paper towel to blot the area and absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Avoid wiping or rubbing the stain, which can spread it further. Once most of the liquid has been absorbed, follow the appropriate cleaning method for the type of stain you're dealing with.

Use the Right Cleaning Agent

As mentioned earlier, different types of stains require different cleaning agents. It's important to use the correct one in order to effectively remove the stain without damaging the natural stone surface.

At Clean-eez, we offer several natural stone cleaners designed specifically for different types of stains. We offer granite cleaners, countertop cleaners, and an all-purpose natural stone cleaner that can be used on a variety of surfaces. 

Don't Forget About Sealing

As a final step in stain removal, it's important to consider sealing your natural stone surface. Sealing creates a protective barrier that helps to prevent future stains and make cleaning easier.

At Clean-eez, we offer a natural stone tile sealer that is safe for all types of natural stone surfaces. Our sealer penetrates deep into the stone, creating a durable protection against stains and moisture. It's also easy to apply, making it a quick and efficient step in your stain removal process.

Contact us today to learn more about our natural stone cleaners and sealers, as well as other tips and tricks for keeping your natural stone surfaces looking their best. With the right products and knowledge, you can easily remove any stains that may appear on your beautiful natural stone surfaces.

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  • Clean-eez: January 25, 2024

    Hi Nikki
    Thank you for the question. Stone-eez should work great for that. It it a restorative cleaner, and removes many stains.
    Thank you,

  • Nikki Hronis: January 25, 2024

    I have a river rock sink that has white streaks going down the outside. I can’t find anything to remove them. What do you recommend? Thank you!

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Shari is the owner of Clean-eez along with her huspand Jeff and son Ryan. The White family has been in the cleaning business for close to 30 years.

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