A asked: How do I get out Dawn dishwashing liquid that made a ring on my granite countertop?
If dish soap left a stain on your granite countertop, it’s time to reseal it. Before you take that step, however, take these to get rid of the stain.
You Will Need:
- Lacquer thinner
- Paper towels
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- To remove stains from porous granite, you will need to “pull” them out with a poultice (an absorbent material or mixture that will soak up the stain as it sets on the granite surface).
- Start by dampening the stain with water.
- Arrange three layers of paper towels over the stain.
- Soak the paper towels with lacquer thinner.
- Allow them to remain on the stain until the paper towels are dry. AS it dries, it will remove the dish soap from the pores of the granite.
- Repeat as needed. You may need to do this a few times to fade the stain. If you do not see progress, see additional tips and advice for another idea.
- Once the stain is gone, seal the counter top to prevent future problems.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Commercially available products may also work well on these types of stains. Read product instructions carefully before you begin.
- For additional stain removal ideas, see our guide How to Remove Stains from Granite Countertops. This guide offers a range of poultice items that will remove a wide variety of stains.
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