Granite counter top cleaning question?

Can i still remove this stain below? I already tried #000 steel wool but did not do anything, also tried a granite cleaner/polisher that i got from amazon for $9 but i just wasted money on that one.

Since i have a dewalt rotary polisher/buffer that i use to detail my car i was thinking of buying one of the kits below but looking for you guys opinion first

Thanks all in advance.

q granite counter top cleaning question
q granite counter top cleaning question
top left circle looks to be from a pot marks, the rest looks like liquid marks..
q granite counter top cleaning question
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 23, 2018
    looks like the finish is off

    • Dee Vee Dee Vee on Jan 24, 2018
      its not, i took the picture facing the window so its the lighting.

  • Dys22391487 Dys22391487 on Jan 24, 2018
    I was told from my home maintenance guy that car was does a really good job on granite. I've never had to try it because mine is newly installed. Not expensive and worth a try. Post your results if possible.

  • Donna Keske-Howard Donna Keske-Howard on Jan 24, 2018
    Depends on the type of stain. See below:
    Categories of Stain:
    1. Stains: Organic (coffee, soda, mustard, gravy, tea, etc.)
    2. Chemical: Hydrogen Peroxide (30%-40% by volume)
    3. Stains: Inorganic (ink, dyes, dirt, etc.)
    4. Chemical: Rubbing Alcohol for ink; Hydrogen Peroxide (30%-40% by volume) for all others
    5. Stains: Oil (any type of cooking oil, some mineral oils, butter, margarine, etc.)
    6. Chemical: Pure Acetone (avoid using nail polish remover as different brands have different ingredients)
    7. Stains: Biological (mold, mildew, etc.)
    8. Chemical: Bleach or MB-9
    9. Stains: Metal (rust, copper, etc.)
    10. Chemical: Iron-out (a white powder available at hardware stores)
    The Removal Process:
    Due to the nature of this removal process, you may want to test a small, inconspicuous area of the stone to ensure there are no adverse effects.
    1. Begin by mixing the poultice (ex: talc powder and hydrogen peroxide). You will want to create a thick paste. It should have the consistency of putty.
    2. Apply the mix to the stained area, keeping it only on the stain. The layer of paste should be about one fourth of an inch thick and overlap the stain about a half an inch.
    3. Cover the area with plastic wrap and tape the edges down. Allow it to set for 24 hours.
    4. Remove the tape and plastic wrap only, leaving the poultice in place.
    5. Allow this to remain on the stain until it is completely dry. This can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days.
    6. When the paste is completely dry, use a plastic scraper to scrape away the paste.
    7. Wipe remaining paste away with a clean cloth.
    8. Clean the area as normal and dry with another clean cloth.
    If the stain remains, you may need to repeat steps 2-6 several times, especially for oily stains, each time removing more of the stain.

  • Nola Nola on Jan 24, 2018

  • Jeanne Jeanne on Jan 24, 2018
    409 spray.. let sit for a few minutes.. and wash off. Been using it for years

    • Dee Vee Dee Vee on Jan 25, 2018
      i highly doubt this will work as i tried acetone and even tried 3m rubbing compound, car wax as recommended above but did not do anything..

  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Jan 25, 2018
    is it stained or has it been etched by whatever was spilled on it?

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    • Dee Vee Dee Vee on Jan 25, 2018
      looks like some kind of liquid that dried out And left a mark.. The top left part looks like a mark from a pot when its really hot and wet as its circle.

      it is there before us buying the house so no idea what caused it.

  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Jan 25, 2018
    Honest answer I don't know. from the looks I think the spilled spots look etched, my next move would be to consult a professional. Good luck

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jan 25, 2018
    This looks like Marble NOT Granite. That is why it stained. Make a slurry out of baking soda & water, apply to stain then cover with clear plastic wrap, like you cover food with, not the sticky kind. Next day remove with clear water. If stain did not lift try a second time. This is old trick used for many years by the pros!

    • Stephanie Stephanie on Jan 25, 2018
      P.S. Wax just seals the stain and DO NOT use chemicals like 409, acetone etc. It ruins the finish. I know stone and I'm, certain it is not granite. If the polish has been removed from the chemicals you will have to re-polish those areas. If your not sure just run your hand over it.