6 Tips & Tricks on how to remove marks from quartz countertops
Quartz is an engineered stone, made as a combination of natural quartz and resins. Quartz stone is giving the countertop's durability, while the resins are making them stain resistant. Quartz is therefore a non-porous stone and will not get stained easily. However, some spills or chemicals can be tougher to remove than others, so these six tips and tricks can be helpful when trying to remove tough stains.
1. Removing ink marks
Removing ink and similar marks can be tough if you are trying to remove them with soap and water. Instead, use rubbing alcohol to remove such stains. Just pour a bit of alcohol on a cotton pad or soft cloth and rub the spot. You can also use rubbing alcohol to disinfect the countertops.
2. Removing grease
Grease can be very stubborn because it can make your countertops slippery even after the cleaning. To remove grease, use a specialized degreasing cleaner or the glass cleaner, glass cleaner has components which will break down the grease and completely remove it from your countertops. Just spray a bit of cleaner on your countertops and wipe them with a cloth.
3. Removing dried gunk
Stains from dried gunk can be easily removed with this trick. Firstly pour a bit of water on the gunk and let it soften. After about five minutes, use a putty knife to remove the residue. When you remove the residue, follow up with the usual quartz cleaning with soap and water.
4. Use vinegar
For stubborn marks that just can’t be removed the regular way, you can use vinegar and water. Combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray a bit of the solution on the spot and let it work for a minute, then remove the residue with a damped cloth. Vinegar is acidic, so it is perfect for removing tough stains from foods and beverages, like wine.
5. Use a specialized cleaner
Cleaners that are professionally designed for quartz can be a great way to maintain your countertops. Not only that you know that they will be effective, but they are also safe for use on quartz countertops without any possible negative effects. In our range, we have several specially designed cleaners for quartz stone that can help with removing rust, general stains and grease.
6. Clean the countertops regularly
Regular cleaning will make your countertops highly hygienic and suitable for food preparation. Make sure to clean your countertops regularly with just soap and water. Just make the soapsuds and wipe your countertops with a soft cloth. Remove the residue with a clean damp cloth.
Following these simple tricks will prolong the longevity of your worktops and make them extra shiny. Quartz is not a difficult material to maintain in the first place, but these tricks can be helpful when you need that bit of an extra step to remove stubborn marks.
Having more questions about the maintenance of quartz countertops? Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.