How to clean water stains on granite countertops?

Arvind Shah
by Arvind Shah

I've got water marks on my granite countertop. How do I remove them without ruining the granite?

  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 01, 2017

    Make a mixture of baking soda and water in a paste,apply the water stains,cover with paper towel and let sit until the stains have come off.You may have to re-seal the granite if you are getting stains

  • Linda Nicholson Linda Nicholson on Dec 05, 2017

    Spray with alcohol the wipe - the owner of G&G granite told us this . Works great.

  • Crystal Crystal on Jun 01, 2016
    Would definitely try CLR or Mr Clean Majic Eraser...extra strength
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jun 01, 2016
    I have Quartz which it a different product of course, but I use a paste of salt and warm water. With some patience, any buildup usually comes off. You can also try a bit of WD-40 on a cotton ball and see if that helps loosen the build up. Test that in a small spot before starting the cleaning process.
  • William William on Jun 01, 2016
    Granite is a porous mineral stone. DO NOT use anything acidic on the granite as they will react with the granite. I would not use CLR because it will break down the granite. Magic Eraser is an option. Salt and water is good. WD40 should work. Use an old toothbrush to get in the knooks and crannies.
  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 11, 2019

    Get garnet cleaner and polish. I got a good one from grove. it’s made by Seventh generation. it’s called granite and stone cleaner and polish. works great. do it once a week. then get it sealed once a year. you could do it yourself

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 25, 2017

    Wash the stain with a gentle detergent and water; use a soft bristled brush to scrub lightly. Rinse with clean water and dry.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jul 07, 2019

    Try a little baking soda and water, rub with finger.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 13, 2019

    Hi, you can try this

    To remove water spots, wash the stain with a gentle detergent and water; use a soft bristled brush to scrub lightly. Rinse with clean water and dry. For slightly more stubborn stains, make a paste of baking soda and water, or talc with a diluted solution of ammonia, bleach or hydrogen peroxide.

  • Shannon Shannon on Jan 07, 2019

    Do you have Paderno products where you are. They have non scratch pads. (Or use a very soft brand new sponge) You make a paste of equal amounts of baking soda and water and let this combo sit on the spots for 5 minutes or longer. Take the panderno/or sponge and gently, in a circular motion, work the stain off. Worth a try.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 27, 2018

    Hi, Have you tried WD40 yet? Good luck......

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Aug 27, 2018

    A toothbrush, dishsoap and water works well but you can use baking soda/water paste if you need something with a bit of scrubbing ability. Rinse well!

  • NormaJean Linza NormaJean Linza on Sep 12, 2018

    Go to Lowes. They have granite cleaner. So far i have used bar keepers friend;but they have cleaners for everything there