Elise kremer
Elise kremer
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  • Marlborough, CT
Asked on May 23, 2017

How do I remove a hard-water stain from a Zodiaq kitchen counter?

KathyWilliamSandie Cheney
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I have tried a few things suggested by the manufacturer, or installer, or Home Depot: wash with soft white damp cloth (that did not help); windex on a soft white cloth left in place for a couple hours (ditto); distilled white vinegar on a soft white cloth left in place a couple hours (ditto); a HD (Zep) aerosol spray-on product for cleaning/polishing countertops (ditto). I have also seen baking soda recommended on a website and Bar Keeper's Friend. The stain was under a dish drainer where there must have been some dripping I was unaware of. Our water is from a well and very hard/mineral-laden. I am selling the house, and don't want to go to the expense of a professional refinisher unless necessary. Thanks for any suggestions; I am afraid to be too "vigorous" and damage the countertop. - Elise K.
6 answers
  • Kathy
    on May 23, 2017

    What is the counter made of?
    • Elise kremer
      on May 25, 2017

      It is called Zodiac. It is a product that is engineered with pure quartz crystals, according to their literature. It is supposed to be very durable and stain-resistant. Thanks for trying to help out.
  • Velva Woodstock
    on May 24, 2017

    Vinegar
    • Elise kremer
      on May 25, 2017

      How would I use the vinegar, Velva? I did try it, by putting it on a soft cotton cloth and covering the stain for a couple of hours. That didn't work, but perhaps you know of a different method that might have a better result. Thanks for trying to help out!
  • William
    on May 24, 2017

    Love quartz countertops.

    • Elise kremer
      on May 25, 2017

      Hi, William! I did try some of the methods on this website, which didn't work at all. The ones I haven't tried yet are more "aggressive" or "abrasive". Have you tried any of these methods with a good result? Thanks for trying to help out!
  • Sandie Cheney
    on May 24, 2017

    Hydrogen peroxide 50 50 water baking soda
    • Elise kremer
      on May 25, 2017

      Sandie, thanks for trying to help out! Can you tell me a little more about what method you would use to apply this? Do I just soak, or can I rub without risking more damage? Thanks!
  • William
    on May 26, 2017

    I appears the minerals along with water have etched into the countertop. This has been an ongoing problem with quartz countertops. You have tried everyhing possible and nothing has worked. You may need a professional to repair the damage.
  • Kathy
    on May 26, 2017

    You're welcom.
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