Inside:Dealing with a water stain on granite? No problem! It’s easy removing water stains from granite with this simple tip! Water stains will be gone in no time.
I love my granite countertops. For the most part, they are really easy to take care of and they look great! I picked out a stone that has some darker and lighter colors in them so if they aren’t perfectly clean it doesn’t matter. Crumbs leftover on the counter just kind of blend in.
Years ago I started making my own homemade granite cleaner that I absolutely love!! It’s easy to make and it makes the countertops shine. It gets off just about anything, except for water stains. The hard water stains on the granite was just killing me.
I first noticed a hard water stain by our soap dispenser and faucet. When we would wash our hands or go to do dishes we were leaving behind small drips of water. Over time it led to a big water stain on granite. Normally I have a great go-to trick for dealing with hard water, however using vinegar on granite is a big no-no. So I looked around and finally found an easy solution for a water stain on granite. If you are tired of dealing with a water stain on granite check out this easy tip.
To start out with I HIGHLY recommend you test your granite in a small inconspicuous spot first before doing this on your hard water stain. I have been using this trick for the last 3-4 years without any problems but all granite is different. I originally got the idea to use Bar Keepers Friend from William-Sonoma. Their website mentioned it was safe on granite so I ordered a can. Recently my newer cans have not mentioned that they are safe on granite, however, I still continue to use it since I have for such a long time. Just test first before you dump a bunch on your granite. You can see below my hard water stains. The granite wasn’t even shiny because of the stains coating it.
Once you have tested your granite then apply a small amount of bar keepers friend to a microfiber cloth. Start rubbing at the water stain on the granite. You shouldn’t have to scrub hard. Just about 20 seconds of light rubbing and then wash and wipe up the bar keepers powder. If your water stain on granite is particularly bad you may need to scrub it one more time. Just add a little more bar keepers friend and rub lightly for another 20 seconds or so.
When you clean it off it should be bright and shiny again! Make sure you thoroughly wash off all of the cleaner and then you can spray down your countertops with some granite spray.
I am amazed at what a difference this makes on water stains on granite. It really quickly cleans them off and leaves the granite shiny again! Check out my amazing before and after! Removing water stains from granite is easy with this simple tip! Dealing with hard water stains on glass? Check out this easy tip on how to remove hard water stains from glass.
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