How to remove a white stain on black granite caused by lemon juice

Written by andrea hermitt
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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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Peroxide
  • Mild detergent
  • Micro-fibre cloths
  • Granite sealer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Use a dry microfibre cloth to polish the white stain on your black granite.

  4. 4

    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.

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