Tip: Keep Your Black Granite Kitchen Sink Clean

by Dee
I hate those white spots on my black granite sink. Wash sink with blue dawn or pine cleaner. Rinse Well. Buy mineral oil at the grocery store, it will be in the laxative section, cost approximately $1.49. It is food safe so no worries. Use a paper towel or a wash cloth, put a small amount on, and rub into the sink. It will shine. Do this whenever you feel it necessary. Will make your granite sink look new. Will need to reapply monthly to maintain.

Enjoy this! Would love to hear other granite cleaning tips!

(re: Cleaning Tips Challenge-(re: Cleaning Tips Challenge-http://www.hometalk.com/diy/e-cleaning-tips-challenge-26729461)
t keep your black granite kitchen sink clean, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips, kitchen design, plumbing
  12 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 17, 2017
    Who knew? Thanks!!!

  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Jan 17, 2017
    Thanx for the info, mine is 14 years old and this will help refresh its look.

  • Marie S. Marie S. on Jan 19, 2017
    Thanks for the tip. We like our black granite kitchen sink and we like it to shine!

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 21, 2017
    Thank you. I love my black granite sink and this will be good to know.

  • Simplyjilly Simplyjilly on Jan 21, 2017
    I use coconut oil on mine

    • Maya Maya on Apr 17, 2020

      Hi. Is coconut oil helpful? Will the white stains go? In lockdown now, I only have coconut oil

  • Donna McFArland Donna McFArland on Jan 22, 2017
    Or baby oil...works great! Just allow it to absorb, overnight.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 22, 2017
    Mineral oil get down into the granite, and works better than baby oil because it is thicker.

  • Chey Chey on Jan 22, 2017
    Thank you so much for this tip! I loved the look of my black granite sink when we first got it, but was so disappointed when the bottom didn't maintain it's shine. I will definitely give this a try. I want to love my beautiful sink again. :)

  • Gail Robison Gail Robison on Jan 23, 2017
    I have also used canola and/or vegetable oil. The spray oils also work! Coconut oil, however, didn't work as well, for me. Maybe because the coconut oil was a solid that I had to melt. As long as it was warm it looked great, but dulled as the sink cooled. :)

  • Dee Dee on Jan 23, 2017
    cooking oils can go rancid. That is why mineral oil works well and lasts a while

    • See 1 previous
    • Dee Dee on Jan 24, 2017
      if you buy mineral oil, get it in the grocery store.. it is located next to the laxatives, it is food safe and it only cost approximately $1.49

  • Deb Dorshimer Rohrbach Deb Dorshimer Rohrbach on Jan 23, 2017
    Thanks for this tip. I just bought a new dark brown metallic granite sink a few months ago. It is beautiful, but my son put a hot pan in it one day and now the bottom is a little dull. Can't wait to try this, maybe tonight, since I have the mineral oil. I use mineral oil for so many things, starting 40 years ago when I had my first baby and discovered I was allergic to the fragrance in baby oil. I read the ingredients on the bottle and went straight to the drug store and bought a gallon of mineral oil for the same price as a small bottle of Johnson's baby oil! I also used it when I made raised garden beds and didn't want to use treated wood or toxic oils to coat the wood. I used pine wood and put on a couple of coats of mineral oil, safe to use for vegetable gardening.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 26, 2021

    Thank you very much for the detailed answer, however I have tried every one of those solutions. If I had my druthers, I would never purchase another black granite sink.