Mary
Mary
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Asked on Apr 6, 2012

How do I get a strawberry stain out of a granite countertop?

MaryLindaPhoenix Stone Solutions
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  • You can try this little trick: -Combine 2 tbsp. of bleached flour with two drops of a liquid dish detergent. Add water slowly to the flour until a thick paste forms. Cover the stain with the paste and rub it on with a nonabrasive sponge. Allow it to dry completely on the granite. -Wipe the dried paste off the granite with a damp washcloth. -If needed you can then apply a commercial granite stone soap over the stain area. (check your local home improvement store) You might need to reseal your granite if you're having problems with stains.

  • Mary
    on Apr 6, 2012

    Thank you. How do I seal the granite?

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 6, 2012

    once the stain is up the sealer can be used ...most sealers get applied with a small towel then excess is wiped up later.

  • Phoenix Stone Solutions
    on Apr 23, 2012

    Mary, did you get your stain out?

  • Mary
    on Apr 23, 2012

    This stain is in my second home and I haven't been there to try to get it out yet. Thanks for all the replies.

  • Linda
    on May 14, 2012

    I didn't know granite would stain...maybe I don't want granite. Bleach doesn't do it?

  • Mary
    on May 14, 2012

    This is my first granite countertop. Quartz and manufactured tops such as Silestone don't need to be sealed but I've found out the hard way that granite does. I would pick quartz over granite. I still haven't been back to this home to try to get the stain out!

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