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spot is rough feeling and definitely has gone into the countertop to make a ditch or bowl where it has eaten away the surface. The counter is marble with a thick clear coating.
Commented on Apr 23, 2012
did you put epoxy on your countertops? Please don't if you haven't already...I just saw this.
Etching is a reaction to acid in your stone...it is just that, "etched". It needs to be buffed out, using industry specific products. Sometimes it is too deep to get out without sanding or buffing down too far...leaving a divot in your stone. This needs to be done by a professional. I want to stress that it is not a stain, so no amount of stain removing is going to fix it, since it is etched.
Two granite companies told me to use vinegar windex without amonia for daily cleaning.Two other contractors at the home show said NOT to use the vinegar windex because it would
deteriorate the sealer and eventually etch the granite.I'm confused. Anybody know?
Commented on Apr 16, 2012
Hi again, Don! The Marble Institute of America does not have any cautions about using a
mildly acidic cleaner on a siliceous stone (granite). However...if you have a temporary sealer (like the one you described for us this weekend), it will eventually eat through it. When it is sealed with Granite Shield, there are chemical bonds that are formed at the surface of the stone...we will use a carbon crystal (not to be confused with crystallization that is harmful to the stone). This bond cannot be "eaten through" with ammonia or vinegar. For now, I would stay away from vinegar and ammonia, simply because it will potentially eat through the sealer and leave the stone unprotected. It won't harm the stone, but acids also prime many materials for absorption. If anyone reading this has marble...our advice is different. Marble (not granite), contains calcite (Calcareous). It will etch when it comes in contact with acids. Hope this helps!! Enjoy your stone!
These guys were god sent! We moved into our new house with a beautiful kitchen and wonderful white granite. The granite we chose was like a sponge, sucking in everything that spilled,the first week of living in the house was a nightmare. We were afraid to cook,heck spill water
even...after doing a lot of home remedies it was still stained. The granite installer told us to seal at least once a week for a few months to lessen the intensity. Then i read about Phoenix stone sol and the product they use to seal even this sponge of a granite permanantly!
Chris from Phoenix stone sol was very understanding of our problem and came in the next day of my call. He was on time,patient,understanding and very very good at his work. He actually turned back the sponge into a stone once again. Now we are enjoying our home and our granite very much. He does not sell u unwanted products or charge high amounts. What we liked the most was how genuine he was. Great job guys!
Commented on Apr 10, 2012
We appreciate the kind review! So glad you are enjoying the stone, knowing it won't stain
again! Moonlight is a great color, but it is very porous...
Maybe we will see you both at the home show this weekend!