• Hometalker
Asked on Apr 28, 2019

How do I remove rust on a granite counter top?



I lefy a razor blade on the counter top any way to remove the rust color stain

7 answers
  • Patti
    on Apr 28, 2019

    javex will do it

  • William
    on Apr 28, 2019

    Do not use vinegar on granite. It will etch the surface. Javex is a bleach based product. If you use bleach do not use it straight. You need to dilute it with water. I personally do not use bleach on anything.

    Marble, granite, and stone do NOT like having acidic (ie: citrus-based) cleaners used on them. Citrus or vinegar will actually cause “etching” on granite countertops. Not a good thing. Granite countertops also don’t like it when you use something like Windex on them because it strips the “seal” off of the stone.

    If you are trying to remove an old stain, create a dense paste of more baking soda and less water. Then place the paste over the stain, allowing it to function for a few minutes. After that wipe off the baking soda paste. If it is needed you can repeat the procedure until the stain vanishes.

    Apparently there are some very nice countertop/granite cleaners out there that do a great job…but $7.00 for a 12-ounce bottle? YOU can do better than that! :-)

    After researching several homemade options out there…I discovered they all had the same basic ingredients…just in varying amounts. Some had a LOT of alcohol in them…some very little. I think the following “recipe” has a good balance of the ingredients, based on the information I read.

    Homemade Granite Cleaner, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol (or cheap vodka), 3 drops of Dawn or other dish soap (Castile soap would also be a good alternative if you prefer), Water, 5-10 drops essential oil (optional – to help mask the alcohol smell).

    Put the rubbing alcohol or vodka into a 16 oz spray bottle. Add the dish soap, essential oil and fill up the rest of the bottle with water.

    Now give it a few shakes….THEN give it a try! It should give your countertops a nice, clean shine. Works on appliances too! All at a FRACTION of the price of the store-bought stuff.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Apr 30, 2019

    Try a plastic scrubby

  • Denise
    on Apr 30, 2019

    Thank you

  • Johnavallance82
    on May 4, 2019

    Hello there, Could try WD-40 as it removes rust, or use Bar keepers friend.

  • Kmdreamer
    on May 5, 2019

    Try comet water and a plastic scrubby

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