Asked on Dec 19, 2017

My black granite countertop has a cloudy look. What can I do

by Dav22226911

I wipe off with soap and I use it but then it gets a cloudy look I use just my soap dawn dish water. Can someone help me with how to clean granite countertops to get rid of the cloudiness?

  11 answers
  • Ken Ken on Dec 19, 2017

    There are many commercial cleaner/polish seal products available for granite. Before you buy those, try cleaning your countertop the same way you would clean a window.

  • Liz Camman Liz Camman on Dec 19, 2017

    Baby oil

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Dec 19, 2017

    We have black granite too. The cloudiness comes from grease stains. Wipe it down with soap the hot water a couple of times. Wipe it dry. If it's still there maybe you will need to buy a commercial cleaner.

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 19, 2017

    Do NOT use vinegar or ammonia on your granite. The cloud may be from your Dawn dish soap that has wax in it to make dishes shine (and why the water drips off so fast). It may also be from the chemicals in your water, or both. Get a granite cleaner -- almost all grocery stores sell -- and clean with soft cloth.

  • Peter Peter on Dec 19, 2017

    Perhaps a real degreaser... try 90+% rubbing alcohol.

  • Monica Monica on Dec 20, 2017

    DO NOT put any more SOAP on your granite!! Buy a Granite Cleaner from Home Depot.

  • Bob Ganzelli Bob Ganzelli on Aug 19, 2018

    I have not found a product that will get back the shine to black galaxy granite countertops. I tried them all. Looks great wet, but as soon as it dries, the haziness is back. I think granite cleaning is still a mystery to anyone associated with it. Very sad.


    I have had black galaxy for many years, and care is simple: wash with water and dry thoroughly. If it's still cloudy/streaky use a granite cleaner. Simple. No mystery.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jul 13, 2023

    Clean your natural stone countertop with a mild kitchen cleaner.

    1. Make a solution of warm water and mild dish soap. ...
    2. Dip a soft cloth into the solution and wring it out until just damp.
    3. Wipe the countertop in small circular motions with light to medium pressure.
    4. If you encounter bits of dried-on food, apply more pressure.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 14, 2023

    Ask kitchen dept. at large store what they would reccommend.