Granite Care


The natural stone your have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful. Here are some recommendations for routine care and cleaning:



Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available from Monticello Granite) or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water.


Use a clean rag for best results.


Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks.


Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on the granite the high acid content may etch the surface.


Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.


Change the rinse water frequently.


Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.


Bath and Other Wet Areas

In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.



Do dust surfaces frequently


Do clean surfaces with mild detergent or stone soap


Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing


Do blot up spills immediately



Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids.


Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners.


Don’t use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.


Don’t mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.