How to get those stone countertops shiny again!

I will share with you my best tips for getting your stone countertops shiny again!

In one of my most recent chats with a countertops guy  (Yes, this was before the coronavirus outbreak when we could see people and have such conversations as countertops)  we were discussing stone upkeep. He mentioned having to reseal stone countertops at least once a year. That one had me stumped because within the four years we have lived in our farmhouse we have yet to reseal our countertops. I’ll be totally honest, our stone countertops have lost all their sheen and are looking very dull. He said this was very dangerous because it leaves your stone open for stains! I then asked him what he thought was the best product on the market for countertop care – and he said hands down – It’s Granite Gold. He said it’s the only stuff that truly works and is the only product on the market he recommends. This amazing stuff is available on Amazon – so I went ahead and ordered the set. There’s the daily cleaner, a sealer, and a polish. I thought this was as good a time as any to get those countertops looking shiny and new. You know… just in time for the big Easter Din… on never mind. Just in time for staying at home.

Granite Gold cleaner, sealer and polish bottles for stone countertops.

To start, I gave the countertops a good washing with the daily cleaner.

The back of all three of the bottles says it’s safe for food prep surfaces, is non-toxic, non-acidic, pH balanced, biodigratable, and has no phosphates and ammonia. Well – sounds pretty good to me! The directions say to spray on cleaner and wipe dry with a paper towel or lint-free cloth. So that’s what I did.

Next, I started the process of sealing the countertops. The directions say to start with a clean countertop using the daily cleaner – done! Then to spray a 3-foot section and immediately wipe the stone clean with a lint-free cloth. It specifically says do not let the sealer dry on the countertop… it will cause hazing. I don’t know what that means – but it doesn’t sound good. lastly, it says to buff dry with a lint-free cloth… wait 20 minuted and do the whole thing again -2 – 3 times.

The last step says to polish  – but not until 24 hours after you have sealed the countertops. This is because the sealer needs that amount of time to cure. After the 24 hours are up the directions say to spray the countertops with the daily cleaner and wipe clean with a paper towel or a lint-free cloth. Then lastly, simply spray the polish on the countertop and buff with a dry paper towel or lint-free cloth. Then to wipe dry with a paper towel or lint-free cloth to finish. I’m getting the feeling that maybe I should be using a lint-free cloth🤷🏻‍♀️. Probably a good investment I’d say. Just a guess.

Here’s a video of how it all went down for me and the finished product!

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Thanks so much for watching guys!

Much Love,

Kori ~ from the farmhouse life

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