Inside: Dealing with a water-stained granite? No problem! It's easy removing dark water stains from granite with this simple tip! Water stains and calcium deposits will be gone in no time with this easy tip.
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 left 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 were driving me nuts.
I first noticed the hard water-stained granite 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. Find out how to remove dark water stains from granite below.
How To Clean Water Stained Granite
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.
You will need a few things to get started.
Yes, you will be using bar keepers friend on your countertop. So, you might be wondering.
Is Bar Keepers Friend Safe on Granite?
I originally got the idea to use Bar Keepers Friend from William-Sonoma. Their website mentioned it was good at removing hard water stains so I ordered a can to see how it worked.
Recently my newer cans have not mentioned that they are safe on granite, however, I still continue to use them since I have for such a long time. Just test first before you dump a bunch on your granite.
I recommend testing in a small area that you don't see all the time. Around a faucet is a great place to try.
You can see below my hard water stains. The granite wasn't even shiny because of the stains coating it. I always seem to get water stains on granite around my faucet.
Getting Started Removing Water Stain On Granite
Once you have tested your granite to make sure it won't damage it, 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 you are scrubbing around a faucet a small q-tip may help get the area clean.
Make sure you remove all of the powder residues from the granite. I sometimes like to use a little dish soap to remove all of the bar keepers' friend from the granite.
Once you have removed all of the powder from the granite using a dry microfiber cloth to dry off the water.
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Repeat If Granite Still Has Hard Water Stains
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.
Then, clean off the microfiber cloth and wash down the countertop. When you clean it off it should be bright and shiny again! Make sure you thoroughly wash off all of the cleaner and then dry the granite with a dry microfiber cloth.
Making the Granite Shine
Those dark water stains will easily be removed with the tip above. Now you can make your countertops shine!
Once you have removed the water stain from the granite 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!
Calcium and hard water build-up can make your counters look dirty and gross but with this simple tip, you can get them clean and shining like new again.
With these easy tips, you now know how to remove hard water stains from granite without using vinegar.
Check out my amazing before and after! Removing water stains from granite is easy with this simple tip!
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