by Lecia DeBrine
(last updated January 23, 2017)
Stone countertops are a popular choice among homeowners to bring a touch of sophistication and elegance to their kitchens. Marble, granite, and quartz are the most common choices, but you can also get other stones like slate. How often have we heard the stories of people who get new countertops and within weeks, days, or even hours they get a stain on the beautiful natural stone. The most common stain on kitchen countertops is wine, and it is also among the most difficult to remove. When you spill wine on your counter the first thing you need to do is immediately clean up the wine with a paper towel to stop a stain from occurring, but we cannot always stop the discoloration from happening. If you do have a wine stain that you just cannot stand to look at anymore here are a few ways to restore the natural color to your stone.
When you have a stain you cannot seem to get rid of you should call your installer for advice on what to do. You can ask them about what you can use on the stone without damaging it; you may want to check with a professional before you use any kind of chemical cleaner. Nobody likes to have a stain on their counters, but you do not need to replace part of your stone to get rid of it. Try a few at home remedies for removing the stains before you give up.
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