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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

How To Remove Burn Marks From Granite

When granite is used as a bench top material in the kitchen it can sustain serious burn marks if hot pots are left on the surface, and when used as a vanity top in the bathroom a curling iron that has been left on can have a similar effect. If you have been unfortunate enough to notice burn marks on the surface of your granite, you will probably be interested in how you can go about removing them.

Step 1: Wet the area of the granite that has sustained the burn mark using some clean, cold water. Then, using a very fine grade of sandpaper, begin sanding the mark off. Make sure that you use a gentle, circular motion to avoid causing further damage.

Step 2: Wipe the area down with a soft, damp cloth to remove any debris. Then, using an even finer grade of sandpaper, continue to sand the granite. Again, be sure to only use a gentle, circular motion.

Step 3: Rinse the area with cold water and dry thoroughly with a clean cloth. If you are satisfied that the burn mark has been removed, continue on to step 4, otherwise repeat step 2.

Step 4: Apply a granite polish to the surface and rub in to help protect the stone against future damage. These polishes are available at most hardware stores or stone suppliers.

When attempting to remove burn marks from your granite, make sure that you never use an electric sander, as this could cause even worse damage to the stone. In the future, whenever you place hot items onto your granite’s surface, make sure that you place a chopping board or towel down first.

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