Best Practices for Removing Stains from Marble and Granite

Marble and granite countertops are some of the most popular options out there. They look amazing in both kitchens and bathrooms, but they require some upkeep to prevent them from staining. Fruit juices, wine, coffee, tea, water, sauces, and grease splatters are the biggest culprits, and while wiping up spills as they happen will help cut down on stains, you can’t win them all. If the unthinkable should occur, you can tackle stains from liquids and other substances with poultice recipes and do-it-yourself solutions. Here are some of the best practices and recipes for removing stains from marble and granite countertops!

Home Remedies to Remove Stains from Countertops

Baking Soda Poultice

  • Start by blotting the spot to lift as much of the substance as possible.
  • Next, spray it with water.
  • Now slather it completely with a paste made from baking soda and water (to the consistency of sour cream). Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Leave covered for at least 24 hours, the baking soda will dry and pull up much of the stain.
  • After 24 hours, remove the poultice and wash the area with mild soap and water. Apply a fresh poultice if needed.

Rubbing Alcohol Spray

  • Pour 1/8 cup of rubbing alcohol into a 16 oz. spray bottle. Add a couple drops of liquid dish detergent, then fill the bottle with water. Shake before use. Spray area then wash.

Cornstarch Remedy

  • Spray spot lightly with distilled water, then sprinkle a thick layer of cornstarch over the area. Leave on for 24 hours or longer. Wipe up, then reapply if needed.
  • For grease splatters, sprinkle area immediately with cornstarch and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. Wash surface with mild soap and water-the cornstarch should lift the grease effortlessly.

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