How to clean granite countertops with baking soda?

by Abby

I have granite countertops. I want to clean them using baking soda. Any good concoctions out there?

  16 answers
  • Baking soda and water. Make a paste, let it sit for several hours. Then rinse off. You also need to reseal the stone. It should be resealed every 6 months to a year.

  • William William on Aug 25, 2016
    Make a paste of 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide (add more peroxide as needed until the paste becomes spreadable). Using a washcloth, scrub the stain with the paste for 5 minutes. Coat the stain with a thin layer of the paste and cover with plastic wrap; let sit overnight. In the morning, when the paste has dried, remoisten the area with hydrogen peroxide, then wipe with a paper towel. Rinse with water and pat dry. Repeat if necessary.
  • Dee Dee on Jun 23, 2019

    Here is a general way to remove stains,

    1. Begin by mixing the poultice (ex: talc powder,baking soda and hydrogen peroxide). You will want to create a thick paste. It should have the consistency of putty.You can also use toothpaste, but the cheapest kind you can find.

    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.

    9. 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.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jun 15, 2018

    Try washing and maybe using a soft scrub brush with baking soda, Dawn and warm water to remove the residue. After that you can either use the proper granite sealer or the Weiman wipes for granite which will give you a nice shine.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 29, 2019

    Hello, you can try this

    Baking Soda Poultice:

    1. First blot the spot to lift as much of the substance as possible.
    2. Next, spray it with water.
    3. Now slather it completely with a paste made from baking soda and water (to the consistency of sour cream). ...
    4. Leave covered for at least 24 hours, the baking soda will dry and pull up much of the stain.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 02, 2021

    Here's the recipe:

    In a small bowl, mix together until smooth:

    1/2 cup baking soda

    water, enough to make a paste

    Wet the countertop with water and spread on the paste, cover the area with the paste about 1/2" thick. Then cover the area with a piece of plastic wrap and tape it in place.

    Next day remove the plastic wrap and let the paste dry, when all dried out, wipe clean with a moist rag.

    Some sources recommend using distilled water rather than tap water because tap water may have mineral deposits in it.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 02, 2021

    It's good for oil based stains. Make a paste with either peroxide (has a bleaching agent) or water, rub on with a soft microfiber cloth, then wipe clean after buffing out stains. Make sure you are keeping your granite sealed for maintenance. A good test is with water: if the water goes immediately in, develops a dark mark or a ring, you need to seal it every few months. If the water seeps slowly then every year would be okay.

  • Just combine backing soda and water. Make it into a paste, then use it clean you countertop and just allow it to set after so rinse it.

  • Baking soda is mostly used for cleaning stains from granite. For an oil-based stain, used baking soda and water to make a paste. For water-based stains, use hydrogen peroxide. Here's a link:

  • For regular cleaning, soap and water will do it. Here's a link with more information:

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 18, 2023

    just add a little water to make a paste .

  • Annie Annie on Dec 24, 2023

    Here's a quick video for you!

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 06, 2024

    1. Blot up as much of the offending substance as possible.
    2. Spray the stain with water.
    3. Mix a paste of baking soda and water that has the consistency of sour cream.
    4. Slather the paste on the stain.
    5. Cover the paste with plastic wrap.
    6. Let set for 24 hours, then remove the poultice, and clean the area.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 24, 2024

    I have a daily spray that I use. 70% rubbing alcohol about 1/4 up in a spray bottle, 2 squirts of Dawn Platinum, fill bottle with water then shake to mix. It disenfects the counter as it cleans. If you want the mixture to smell nice add an essential oil of your choice only a few drops.