Granite is a beautiful kitchen surface that gives the room a dramatic quality. Unfortunately, it can also stain quite easily. Lemon juice can create a white stain on black granite. The juice can cause corrosion to the granite. Follow these steps to remove a lemon juice stain from your black granite.
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Things you need
- Baking soda
- Mild detergent
- Micro-fibre cloths
- Granite sealer
Make a paste of baking soda and peroxide and use it to lightly scrub the stain with a microfibre cloth. The purpose of this is to buff away the damaged surface.
Leave a thin layer of cleaning paste on the stain overnight. Cover it with the microfibre cloth. This will draw any colour out of the stain.
Use a dry microfibre cloth to polish the white stain on your black granite.
Use granite sealer to polish and protect the area from future damage.
Tips and warnings
- Immediately clean up stains. Sitting acids (lemon juice, fruit punch) can cause stains that are very difficult to remove.
- Do not use any lemon products on granite because the granite is porous and lemon juice will ruin the finish.
- Do not use an ordinary kitchen cleaning product to clean granite.