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Tip: Granite stains and WD-40

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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

    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

  • Melissa G
    Melissa G Atlanta, GA

    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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