How to clean hard water stains and deposits on a quartz counter

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We have installed quartz counters. We have very hard water in our area and I have not been able to remove water deposits from Quartz. Looking for suggestions on how to clean quartz countertops to get rid of these stains.


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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 31, 2016
    I would try making a mixture of baking soda and water in a paste and rub on with a soft cloth. Then follow with regular maintenance.

  • Barb Barb on Jan 31, 2016
    I have use a product called Lemonshine, found in the cleaning aisle. I would make a paste let it sit for a bit and then wipe away

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jan 31, 2016
    Have you tried Barkeepers cleansing soft spray? I use it on everything!

  • Dottie Weirich Dottie Weirich on Jan 31, 2016
    Janet, before you try anything, please call the business that sold / installed and ASK if they have ran up against this problem and what they've' found that you might try. I have found over the years that most good businesses will be happy to answer a question on their product. It does make for great advertisement by clients. Please just call and ask, it won't cost you more than a few minutes.

  • Dottie Weirich Dottie Weirich on Jan 31, 2016
    Sorry Janet. Karen here is the site:eHow Home Housekeeping Stain Removal Removing Hard Water Stains From a Quartz Countertop Removing Hard Water Stains From a Quartz Countertop By April Dowling eHow Contributor April Dowling Follow 71  Share  Tweet  Share  Email Save 73 Shares & Saves Distinguished by their durability and elegant appearance, quartz countertops enhance any kitchen or bathroom. Because quartz is nonporous, stains cannot easily permeate the stone. Nonetheless, failure to wipe up hard water from quartz countertops leaves them vulnerable to mineral deposits. Hard water stains temporarily mar quartz’s appearance with filmy, white buildup. The longer hard water buildup stays on quartz, the harder the white film becomes to clean. Promptly remove hard water stains from quartz countertops, using a few common products. (Mekenzie Hemstreet/Demand Media) Things You'll NeedPutty knife, if neededLiquid dish soapDry 0000-grade steel woolCloths

    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 31, 2016
      @Dottie Weirich no problem. I saw that info as well but it disturbed me with the knife part. I would be afraid that would scratch.

  • Doxeelady Doxeelady on Jan 31, 2016
    Have you tried wiping down with vinegar? I think that will work for you.