Have 60/40 black granite sink. Have really hard water and white hazing

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been suggested mixing equal parts of baking soda and vinegar, applying and letting set for short time, then rinsing w/ Dawn blue. Is vinegar safe on this type of material? Any other solutions?

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  • Mo Mo on Dec 16, 2017
    tere is a great product from stone pro, there is a cleaner then a sealer and polisher, your sink will look like new. look it up and find someone in your are that sells it. It is pretty reasonable and goes a long way

    • Lynn Lynn on Dec 19, 2017
      Hey Mo....well DUH! I thought the name sounded familiar, but forgot to look. My nephew distributes Stone Pro and gave me the scrub (removes hard water deposit), Crystal Clean (cleaner) and Finishing Touch polish...to use on my granite counters when I moved into my new home.
      They got buried in the back of the cabinet!
      I’ll try them and hope they solve this issue.

      These sinks are/ beautiful☹️...

      Thank You!
      Lynn

    • Lynn Lynn on Dec 19, 2017
      this did nothing at all...though they should be more definitive as to what a non abrasive sponge is! I am totally afraid to use the one I normally use for dishes.

  • Marvan Marvan on Dec 16, 2017
    any help in cleaning travertine flooring ? It's a MESS

  • William William on Dec 16, 2017
    WHOA! DO NOT USE VINEGAR on granite or marble.

    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.
    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.

    • Lynn Lynn on Dec 17, 2017
      Thanks William. Have never used vinegar (and knew I shouldn’t), however, when I googled for solutions there was a long thread of people who had the 60/40 composite sinks w/ limescale build up. It was suggested by the author of article to mix the baking soda and vinegar as I described. Everyone replied w/ success stories. There were several suggestions as to ongoing maintainance such as coating the “clean“ sink w/ everything from olive oil to carnuba car wax.
      I’ve been to paranoid to attempt it. Initially, my builder’s design center directed to scrub w/ a Mr. Clean eraser, followed by coting of oil...this has been less and less successful as it ages.
      Do you think the formula you provided will address scale/haze?

  • Penny Trace Penny Trace on Dec 16, 2017
    Try filling the sink with about 2" of water, add 1/2 cup bleach and leave overnight. Worked for me as my black sink was turning brown from pouring left over coffee before making a new pot and saw it took the brown stains out!

    • Lynn Lynn on Dec 17, 2017
      Thanks Penny...I’ve heard bleach is successful for stains, however, I don’t believe it will address limescale,

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 16, 2017
    Lynn, Vinegar and anything else acid is NOT safe on granite. What William said is right. That same cleaner he came up with is on this website along with some other tips. I'd say be careful with bleach. Some websites say "yes", some say "no" like the one below. Wishing you the best. Happy Holidays!

  • William William on Dec 17, 2017
    Yes it should take care of it. If you have any major stains make a paste of baking soda and water. Put it on the stain and let it sit till it dries. Then wipe off. For a protective coating you may want to use paste wax for cars and put it on like waxing a car. Most paste wax has carnuba in it. Don't use olive oil because being a vegetable oil it does go rancid. Mineral oil would work.