When you invest money into new granite countertops or tiles, you want to keep them looking their best. For many homeowners, cleaning granite is just part of the daily routine. Sealing countertops is often second nature as well. However, many homeowners forget about polishing these surfaces to keep them looking shiny and new, as well as provide additional protection for the stone.
Why Should I Polish My Granite?
Polishing granite is often seen as a way of beautifying the stone. However, it is actually part of proper maintenance. As you work a polish into the stone, you are helping protect against water spots that could eventually become dark stains. When you polish stone, fingerprints and streaks are less likely to form and cause issues.
What You Shouldn’t Use to Polish Granite
While there are all kinds of polishing and waxing products, not all of them should be used on granite. For example, there are wax products made for polishing ceramic tiles that aren’t safe for areas that come into contact with food. There are also polishing products for silver that should not be used on granite because they could cause damage to the porous stone. Some polishing products can also strip away the sealant used on granite, so it is crucial that you find products that are specifically made for natural stone.
What Is the Best Granite Polish?
Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Polish is the best polishing agent for granite and other natural stone surfaces. If you are looking for a product that both keeps your granite’s glossy finish intact and protects the stone from moisture, look no further than the Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Polish.
How to Use Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Polish
The first thing you need to know about using our polish is that your stone surfaces need to be adequately sealed. If you are unsure of whether or not your sealer is in good condition, you will need to test it by dropping a couple of drops of water on the surface. If they seep in, you need to reseal the countertop. If they bead up, you are good to polish your granite surfaces.
Once your countertops are properly sealed, you should use your Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner to clean your countertops thoroughly before you use the polish. Here is how you can use the polish:
- Hold the can six to eight inches from the surface of your granite surface and spray a thin coating of the polish onto the surface.
- Use a soft, absorbent cloth to wipe the polish in a circular motion until the polish has evenly coated the area.
- Let the polish dry to a dull finish.
- Buff the surface of the stone with a soft, clean cloth until you find your desired sheen.
We recommend using a polish on your countertops once a week. This will prevent moisture damage or dullness on your countertops or other granite surfaces.
To learn more about Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Polish, visit rockdoctor.com or call 913-894-0288.