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post #1 of Old 07-15-2013, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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How to keep a black granite sink clean.

I have this constant problem of cleaning my black granite sink and drainer which after only 10 months has a constant white haze on it. It only looks clean when wet and I have tried everything.It looks dirty with the white film.If only I could get it to look how it looks when wet....
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post #2 of Old 07-22-2013, 08:33 AM
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I was using mineral oil, but it is only temporary. The care instructions mentioned soft scrub, but it did not help much. I used baking soda and and really scrubbed. My sink looks much better. I think the trick is to clean it regularly. The haze only returns in the corners where I may not be as diligent.
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post #3 of Old 07-22-2013, 09:17 AM
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Clean & scrub it regularly and use baking soda to wash it once a week.
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post #4 of Old 08-17-2013, 06:09 AM
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Dear i would never recommend you to use any kind of soda or acid for sink cleaning, if it is made of granite, rather would advise you to use Janitorial cleaning product for better shine & cleaning of the same, as an disinfectant. For more on this topic would like you to visit the website & make your choice accordingly & place an order through
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post #5 of Old 12-08-2013, 10:52 AM
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I use Lime-Away/CLR as that's what the white film actually is.
Let it sit, clean, rinse and finish by spraying Stainless Steel Cleaner on it.
(I let that sit awhile and then wipe out.)
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post #6 of Old 03-13-2014, 09:00 PM
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Some serious thought should go into choosing a particular piece of decor or installation, where and how it's going to be used, and what it's going to take to care for something and keep it looking good. This is the first I have heard of a granite sink. That's right up there with using marble in showers and brushed stainless steel cooktops.

I know I wouldn't use Soft Scrub, CLR/Limeaway, acids or other abrasives on a stone surface without double checking thoroughly that it was chemically appropriate and suitable for use on that particular type of surface. If there is a haze that won't go away, you may want to consult with someone who restores stone first to execute a proper plan of attack.
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post #7 of Old 05-15-2019, 07:13 AM
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Cleaning black granite

  1. Rinse the granite sink thoroughly with hot water. Dampen a nonabrasive scrubbing pad with water and apply 2 or 3 drops of mild dish detergent.
  2. Scrub the granite sink with the scrubbing pad, concentrating on the areas with the white haze.
  3. Rinse the sink thoroughly with warm water to remove all traces of detergent.
  4. Dry the sink with a cloth.
  5. Apply 1 or 2 teaspoons of olive or mineral oil to a clean, dry cloth. Wipe the granite sink thoroughly with the cloth to evenly distribute the oil in a thin layer. Allow it to sit for a minute, then buff away the excess with a clean part of the cloth to restore color and shine.
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