How to Clean Granite Graphite Sinks

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Granite graphite sinks are beautiful, but if you have hard water, they can be very hard to keep clean. This is because the hard water can cause a white film to overlay the stone and create a cloudy look even when the sink is technically clean. Fortunately, there is an easy fix for this that will keep your granite graphite sink looking clean and bright.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleaning rags
  • Mild dishwashing detergent
  • Baby oil
  • White vinegar
  • Soft cloth
  • Clean the sink with the dish detergent. Squirt one squirt of dish detergent onto a cleaning rag, and moisten the rag. Then, wipe out the granite graphite sink with the soapy rag. This will clean the surface and remove most dirt and grime.

  • Rinse out the sink. You can use the now-rinsed soapy rag to clean off any remaining soap.

  • Target stains with the white vinegar. Use a new rag to apply a little vinegar to the stain, then let it sit for a few minutes to lift the stain before wiping it away using the same rag. The vinegar will lift mineral deposits from the sink as well as remove water spots.

  • Dry out the sink. This is the time that some people notice a white residue in their granite graphite sinks. If you have this issue, then move on to Step 5. If not, you are done cleaning.

  • Buff the sink with baby oil. Use a single squirt of baby oil on the soft cloth. Use circular buffing motions to clean around the entire outside of the sink. When you are done, the white residue should be gone. This effect will last for about a week before you need to repeat the entire cleaning procedure.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not use abrasive sponges on a granite sink.

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