– Clean surfaces with neutral, mild household cleaners, few drops of dishwashing detergent or Murphy’s Oil Soap©” and warm water or use natural stone care products.
– Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. If this happens, clean up excess soapy film with clear, warm water and a clean sponge or rag.
– Dry the surface after cleaning with a soft cloth.
Clean spills immediately.
Always test small area before cleaning the whole surface.
– Don’t use bleach, vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids or ammonia such as Windex. The high acid content can dull the finish.
– Do not use abrasive scouring powders or liquids. These products contain abrasive chemicals or ammonia that may damage the surface. If required, use a non-abrasive cleaning product and a Scotch-Brite® Blue “no-scratch” pad. Do not hesitate to apply hand-pressure needed to rub out any marks.
– Adhered materials like chewing gum, food, nail polish, or paint can be scraped away with a plastic putty knife. Rinse the surface with clean water to remove residue.
– Avoid contact with harsh chemicals such as: bleach, paint strippers, oven cleaners, or drain cleaners.
– Preserving your natural stone is simple. Apply topical sealant or coating every year. It will also enhance the surface sheen.
One of the best water or stain repellent: Akemi Nano effect Stain Repellent. 1 liter cost about $55.
– Sealing the surface of the stone creates a moisture barrier. It eliminates moisture penetration, slows down or eliminates staining.
– If there are any pores on the surface of the stone, apply a penetrating sealer. One-step formula designed to deeply penetrate the pores of the surface creates a superior stain protection barrier. It will enhance the appearance and it will last for many years.
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