(Closed) Granite Countertop Stains?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I believe that once the granite is sealed it is harder for it to stain.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It is harder to stain sealed granite, but you also have to reseal it every 6 months to keep it that way.  I don’t know of a great solution, but just wanted you to have that fact.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’ve had light colored granite in my kitchen for 10 years and have no problems with staining from anything. If you get a water stain, you only have to wait overnight for it to dissipate. That’s actually a sign that its time to reapply the sealer (which is a simple wipe on,let sit,wipe off) once a year. I also have both light and dark in both bathrooms and its exactly the same. I’ve gone as long as 2 years between sealing and they still look brand new.

I believe the installers told us the only time they’ve seen staining is grease from a pizza box…so they told us not to leave one on our counters. Simple enough!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I have light granite in my kitchen and I haven’t noticed any sort of problems. I rent though.

My last apartment had concrete countertops which were super cool, but also super porous if not sealed properly. The kitchen top was but not in the bathroom and it seemed to absorb from a make-up remover pad I left on the counter. It stained and I lost my deposit, blah. So proper sealing is important! 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sealing the granite will prevent staining, but also be careful with what you wipe down your countertops with as they can remove some of the sealant and damage the granite.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yup, I think as long as it is sealed it can be very durable and last for a long time.

My brother in law and my sister are in the granite business.  I know when he had his granite counter tops put in he didn’t have time to seal it because my sister wanted it in before christmas.  Well anyway, he was very paranoid about grease because it would stain the stone because it wasn’t sealed yet.  After christmas, he did get it sealed.

 

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