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Olive oil stain found on Granite Countertop  
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How do
I remove
an olive
oil stain
from my
granite
counter
top?
Please
help! I
just put
them in
this
week!
Sher
yl R
[last
name
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d for
priva
cy
due
to
age
of
postin
g]
-
Phila
delphi
a, PA
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Hi,

Did you get any
good suggestions
you could
forward me? I
bumped into
your posting by
accident and I'm
in the exact same
situation you are
in. So much for
granite being
bullet-proof.
Thanks,

Dani
ele
R
[last
name
delete
d for
privac
y due
to
age
of
postin
g]
-
Berke
ley,
CA,
USA
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Same
problem
--olive
oil stains
on a
granite
counter
top.
Any
solutions
would
be
apprecia
ted.
D,

So
lo
da
r
-
N
ort
h
Pa
lm

Be
ac
h.
F
L,
U
S
A
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I just
installed
granite
countertops
and heard
about
staining from
oil, butter or
grease.
Besides not
using these
things, how
can I prevent
staining?
Thanks,

Ilene
W
[last
name

delet
ed
for
priva
cy
due
to
age
of
posti
ng]
-
Cong
ers,
NY,
USA
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I am in
the same
situation
w/
granite.
It is a
melted
butter
stain...di
d
anyone
get any
help?
Thank
you.
Shaw
n H
[last
name
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d for
privac
y due
to
age
of
postin
g]
contr
actor
-
Port
Orch
ard,
WA,
USA
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I picked up this solution which
worked great! Mix one cup of
unbleached flour with three
tablespoons of Blue Dawn
dishwashing liquid (it has grease
cutting ability) and water. Add water
to consistency of yogurt. Apply as
poultice to countertop approximately
1/4 inch. Cover with plastic wrap
and allow to sit overnight or longer.
Wash off poultice. This removed a
large oil stain on a new countertop.
F
r
a
n
k

S
c
h
u
lt
z
-
Oakland, CA

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TO REMOVE BUTTER OR
OIL STAIN FROM GRANITE
COUNTERTOP, USE A
PAPER TOWEL FOLDED
SEVERAL TIMES AND
SOAK WITH
Acetone.
COVER WITH PLASTIC,
THEN TAPE THIS OVER THE
STAIN (SO IT DOES NOT
DRY OUT) AND LEAVE
OVERNIGHT. I HAVE
SEARCHED, ASKED AND
TRIED EVERYTHING. THIS
FINALLY WORKED!!!
S
a
di
e
McKenna

-
C
ot
o
de
C
az
a,
C
A
U
S
A
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Hi , I just came
to this site with
the same
problem, and
then realized:
shout! I got
Shout Gel and
put some on my
massage oil stain
with a q-tip. I
just wiped it off
with a wet towel,
and it's gone!
Try shout.
V
la
d
a
S
e
m
e
ni
n
a
-
N
a
m
p
a,

I
D
,
U
S
A
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The
Shout Fix
worked!
Be
careful to
apply
with a
QTip as
discolorati
on to the
surroundin
g granite
can occur.
Seth Ulrich

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Dallas, TX

Ja
n
u
ar
y
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In a panic, I placed an
overheated pot on my black
granite. The pot was stainless
steel and had oil stains on the
bottom. The hot pot, which was
only on the granite for a few
seconds, left a white mark. I
have tried everything suggested
here. When I first remove the
treatments, the mark is gone, but
after a few hours it returns. Any
suggestions anyone?
B
e
b
e
S
pi
n
a
-
Bi
r
m
in
g
h
a
m
,
A
L,

U
S
A
April 25, 2006
Does
anyone
know
how to
remove

embed
ded
coffee
stains
on
granite?

Patti
S
[last
name

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ed
for
priva
cy
due
to
age
of
posti
ng]
Cons
umer
-
Vern
on,
WI,
USA
May 4, 2006

I
tried

acet
one
and
Sho
ut,
they

didn
't
wor
k!
help
!
Sally
R
[last
name

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ed
for
priva
cy
due
to
age
of
posti
ng]
-
Troy,
AL,
USA
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The flour, dishwashing liquid and water paste should work
for most granite stains but for oil based stains replace the
dishwashing liquid with 1-2 tablespoons of 12%
hydrogen
peroxide [link is to product info at Amazon] and let it sit covered
in plastic wrap overnight.
Ron Preyra

-

Toronto, ON

October 7, 2006

PLEASE HELP!! I
think I have the same
probelm as one of the
previos posts - but I
am not sure "white""
stain or a fog on my
granite counter and I
don't know how to
get it out. Since I am
not sure what the stain
is from I am n tsure
how to treat it. Please
help
Lind
a H
[last
name
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d for
priva
cy
due
to
age
of
postin
g]
home
owne
r -
Bosto
n,
MA
D
e
c
e
m
b
er

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For oil and other
stains try placing a
hot wet terry cloth
towel on the stain
with a iron on full
steam right on
top,then try the
common poultice,
the steam will help
breakdown the
residule and the
poultice will draw
out the stain.
Dan Costanza

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S
uf
f
ol
k
,
NY, USA

D
ec
e
m
b
er

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I have a white stain
or a fog on my Gialo
Florito granite
counter and I don't
know how to get it
out. Since I am not
sure what the stain is
from I am not sure
how to treat it.
Please help. Same
problem as Boston
Homeowner posted
on Oct 7, 2006.
Jose
A
[last
name
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d for
priva
cy
due
to
age
of
postin
g]
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Bron
x,
NY
F
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Granite oil stains sometimes never
come out. Sealing will help prevent
stains. For most granite stains apply
50% bleach to 50% water in a
poultice powder. (Diatemacious
Earth powder sold in hardware
stores works great) mix together
until it is a damp mud consistancy.
Set on the stain, cover with plastic.
24 hrs later pull the plastic wipe
clean and let dry for a day. Then
seal is when dry.
Mark Ortiz

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A
n
a
h
ei
m
,
C
al
if
o
rn
ia
March 14, 2007

Does
anyone
know how
to remove
a red wine
stain from
granite
counter
tops
without
damaging
the finish
of the
granite?
C
ol
et
te

S
ar
o
ho
m
eo
w
ne
r
-
Br
ai
ntr
ee
,
M
A
J
ul
y

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Dear Readers,
I recently stained my granite
counter tops, ( the front as
well as the bull nosed side)
I have tried hot dish washing
liquid but nothing stronger for
fear of ruining the finish.
I was transporting hot grease
from a metal container to a
plastic container. When I tried
to lift it the bottom and side
melted on the spot and grease
spilled everywhere. I did clean
it up immediately but the next
day two stains appeared.
Fearful of using a hard
abrasive cleaner I opted to
seek advice on the correct
approach to take.
If you could help me with this
dilemma it would greatly be
appreciated.

Sincerely,
Granite Top Blues
C
h
er
yl

G
re
e
n
ho
b
by
ist
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L
ut
z,
F
L,
U
S
A
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y

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Does anyone know how to get out
stain from a granite countertop
caused by someone spraying WD-40
up under the countertop to lubricate
the kitchen sink faucet. This
inadvertently soaked the granite from
underneath and a dark stain spread
to the top and lip of the countertop
overhanging the sink. Any help will
be greatly appreciated. This is a
brand new, light color granite
countertop.
St
ev
e
La
nn
om

ho
me
ow
ner
-
Ne
wt
ow
n,
PA
,
US
A
J
ul
y

2
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Help, foggy, white
"stain" on new granite
counter top. I don't
think it's a food stain.
Noticed just prior to
moving back into
kitchen. don't know
what to "clean' it with
and don't want to
seal it in. anyone
have experience with
this? Thanks Holly
H
oll
y
Pe
re
ir
a
ho
m
eo
w
ne
r
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C
on
co
rd,

C
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We had granite
installed last week and
it is already stained. It
was sealed, I watched
the men do it after they
installed the top. Just
about everything stains
it, even if you try like
mad to keep it spotless.

The granite shop isn't
returning my phone
calls after we had
words over the quality
of the seam and
polishing. They came
well recomended and
were not even close to
the cheapest bid. I tried
to support a local
business and this is
what I get in return.
R
eb
ec
ca
h
H
a
m
m
on
d
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C
he
ifl
an
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F
L,

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