How to get the white haze off of your granite sink

Updated February 21, 2017

White haze on your sink is generally caused by hard-water residue. Flaky white minerals in the water are left behind when the water evaporates. Hard-water stains can build up and actually etch the granite. Always be careful when cleaning natural stone sinks, as granite can soak up strong chemicals and become weak. Also take extra care when selecting cleansers and scrubbers on these surfaces.

Add several drops of liquid dish soap to a cup of lukewarm water until suds begin to form. Use mild liquid dish soap that does not contain bleach or antibacterial cleaners.

Dip a clean sponge into the solution and wring it out.

Rub the granite sink surface with the cloth until you've removed all of the hazy white residue.

Add enough dish soap to 2 tbsp of flour to make a thick paste, if you notice that the hazy stains are still visible.

Rub the paste over the white hazy stains until you've removed them.

Rinse the granite with clear water and dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth.


To avoid scratching or pitting the stone, only use soft rags to clean your granite countertop, recommends the website Mrs. Clean. Avoid acidic cleansers and harsh scrubbers such as steel wool or mesh.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid dish soap
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Cloths
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Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.