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Tip: Granite stains and WD-40

Just wanted to share a tip -- WD-40 takes out stains in granite! I was clipping some lilies and the reddish pollen fell on our granite countertop. It stained it immediately and spray cleaner wouldn't get it out. On a whim I sprayed it with WD-40 and wiped with a paper towel, and it took the stain out! I then sprayed the whole countertop with it and wiped it, and more and more orange came off on the towel.

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  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Mar 16, 2013

    was your granite previously sealed?...many folks perform the "lemon juice and oil" test on a scrap of granite to test its density and resistance to etching. Some light color granite will darken and "look" stained when exposed to oil. this is normally not as much of a problem with darker stone. You may have just "sealed" your granite with wd40.

  • Melissa G
    Melissa G Atlanta, GA
    on Mar 17, 2013

    Interesting! I don't know if it was sealed before. It's a dark granite -- a mix of black and brown.

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