Cleaning and Sealing your granite countertops:
You will be happy to hear just how easy it is to do an annual cleaning and sealing of your granite counter(s).
1. First clean your countertop thoroughly using a natural cleaner. Never clean with any product containing acid, lemon, or bleach. Acids, even a light solution of vinegar and water, will eventually etch and damage natural stone. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
2. Now apply the stone sealer. Stone sealers will need to be reapplied as soon as you notice water no longer stands (beads up) on the surface.
-I use a sealer and cleaner on our slate tops, which eliminates one of the two steps. It is called “Cleaner/Re-Sealer” by StoneSpecific.
-Make sure you buy a spray cleaner and/or sealer conducive of your countertop material. For example; we have a honed slate material, so I buy a product with that description. Whereas someone with polished granite should look for a natural stone cleaner/sealer.