There are many reasons you likely chose natural stone, including the fact that it is durable. That said, it is not impossible to damage it. Today we are going to discuss how to prevent greasy stains and how to treat them if they do happen. If you need additional help with natural stone sealant, repairs, maintenance, cleaning, or anything else, contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 at your earliest convenience.
- The Best Way to Treat Grease Stains is to Prevent Them
- Keep Your Natural Stone Sealed
- How to Get Rid of Stubborn Oil Stains
- How to Get Rid of Wax from Natural Stone
If you have the surface of your naturel stone properly sealed, it is much easier to clean up any stains. The sealant keeps everything on top of your stone and all you need is a quality degreaser to get rid of the stain. Just let it soak into the stone and follow the instructions. You can also prevent grease stains by only burning candles in wide and sturdy bases and keeping cooking bottles off the direct surface of your stone. Place them in a small dish instead.
If you have a stone floor, do not wax it. If you get a natural polish it will last longer, will not scuff, does not require stripping or buffing, and will look great.
Proper sealing for your surfaces is the best way to stop worrying that oils are going to cause damage to your stones’ surface. If they are sealed correctly, oil, grease, and other grime will stay on the surface of the stone and it can be just wiped away. Good sealants do not let liquids or other substances get into the stone, which gives you more time to clean up the issue without damaging.
If your natural stone surface is already stained with oil, there are options available to you. Start by pouring water in a circle around the area that has been affected. This helps prevent the stain from spreading. Then mix equal parts acetone and baking soda into it is similar to a waffle batter in consistency. Spread it over the stain until it is covered and then wait 24 hours. Wipe off the substance and rinse with water.
If the stain is not entirely gone then it is time to call in the professionals. You can reach Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 now to learn more.
If the wax is from a candle and your stone is sealed, you may be able to simply scrape off the wax with a fingernail. If there is a stain under the wax, then it is likely that the pigment in the candle is the issue. You can follow the same steps ahead to deal with this – and can contact Fuller Stone Care at 855-205-0972 to get help from the professionals.