Granite countertops look amazing, but like all counters, they need maintenance to keep them in tip-top condition. After a few uses, granite starts to lose its shine, and it’s to clean again.
You might be wondering where to get the right bottle of granite countertop cleaner. With our instructions, you can make homemade granite cleaner for yourself.
Bonus: this works just as well for commercial premises as home use. It’s arguably the best granite cleaner for commercial kitchens, as it stores well and saves you from ordering from a supplier.
Gather Your Ingredients
Everything you need can be easily found, and it’s all very affordable. You can make the best granite cleaner for almost no money – here’s the list.
1. Rubbing Alcohol
This doesn’t have to be any special brand. Just the same old rubbing alcohol that you’ve always used and have to look no further than your local convenience store to find. You’ll need between ¼ and ½ a cup, depending on the amount you will be making. This serves as a disinfectant.
2. Dish Soap
You only need several drops of dish soap for your homemade granite cleaner. This will allow your cleaner to rub dirt, grime, or dust that has built up on countertops.
Use an amount of water equal to that of the rubbing alcohol.
4. Essential Oil
This ingredient isn’t needed but will make it much nicer. You can use as much or little as you please and whichever scent you’d like (lavender or tea tree are great choices). Just be mindful that too little will be hard to smell, and too much can be harsh.
Mix it Up
The final step in creating homemade granite cleaner is pouring these ingredients into a bottle together. It will be immediately ready for use. Simply scrub your granite countertops with the mixture and wipe clean with a wet cloth afterward.
Other Tips For Maintenance
Making the mix is half the battle. The other is knowing when to use it.
Catch Spills Early
We’ve all done it before. You have a spill while doing something important, and you’re rushed. You think, “I’ll get it later.”
The problem with this is allowing the spilled substance to linger. The longer it stays, the harder it is to clean, and you run the risk of inviting pests.
Wipe Your Surfaces Regularly
Ideally, this is something you do every day, although it doesn’t have to be thorough. We recommend taking everything off the countertops and wiping everything down once a week.
Keep Your Countertops Sparkling
The state of your countertops sets the tone for your entire commercial kitchen or bar/restaurant. Make a lasting impression with stunning and sparkling countertops and keep it affordable with your own homemade cleaner!