Give A Fresh Shine to Granite, Marble, Or Laminate

Everyone loves the look of a shiny, fresh looking kitchen countertop. Not only does it make the kitchen look nice, it makes it look well cared for. If your kitchen countertops have lost their luster, here are some simple solutions to make them appear shiny and new once again. Give a fresh shine to granite, marble, or laminate countertops by following these simple steps. How To Shine Granite Countertops Granite countertops give a high end appearance to any kitchen or bathroom and can be quite costly. Therefore, it is extremely important to protect your investment by only using granite safe products. Make sure to read the labels on any cleaning products to make sure it is safe to use on granite. For making the granite countertop look like new again, you will need a granite safe cleaner or mild dishwashing detergent, some microfiber cloths, and granite polish. First, clean the countertop surface thoroughly with an appropriate granite safe cleanser or the dishwashing detergent mentioned above. Allow the countertop to dry before attempting to polish. Following the manufacturer’s direction, apply the granite polish to the entire granite surface. You should always wear protective gloves when handling and working with the granite polish. Also, when using in the kitchen, make certain to use a granite polish that is deemed safe for use around food. Continue polishing according to directions on product label. Using the granite polish will help to protect it from acids found in foods, alcohol, and cleaners which may burn the stone, as well as prevent the formation of rings from glasses being laid on the surface. Wash off any residue with clean water, buffing smears and streaks with the microfiber cloth. Repeat this process anytime your countertops appear dull. Caring For You Marble Countertops Marble, like granite, is a natural stone that requires the use of cleaning products that are safe for use on marble. For cleaning your marble surfaces to make them shine like new, you will need a stone cleaning products, lint free cloths, chamois, and a shine-enhancing sealer. Using a handy spray bottle variety of stone cleaner, spray down counters. Then, buff the countertops with the lint free cloth, using a chamois dampened with water to work on any dulled or etched areas of the marble. This process is only effective for shine restoration if the scratching or etching is not too serious. Now take the chamois and apply a shine-enhancing sealer to the marble. Buff all marble countertop surfaces to restore luster and a high gloss finish which also helps to protect the marble...