How to Clean & Care for Stone Veneer


Stone veneer has become popular for use in homes in America and comes in two types, natural and natural thin. These stones can be presented in several ways all around the exterior of your home or to build beautiful interior pieces. Common places that stone veneer is seen is interior fireplaces and on the exterior of homes as the walls or foundation of the home. One of the most appealing traits of this material is its low maintenance status.

Things You'll Need

  • Nonacidic cement cleaner
  • Clean water
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Wet the surface of the stone veneer with water. This will prevent the cleaner from sticking to the veneer and causing stains.

  • Wait 3 to 5 minutes or as long as indicated on your cement cleaner label. Wet the cleaner again and scrub the area with a soft bristled brush.

  • Rinse the surface of the stone veneer clean with water. Use the brush if you have to, but if the cleaner is left on for an extended period of time, it will leave stains on the stone veneer.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have any questions or concerns about your stone veneer, call your manufacturer immediately.
  • Do not hit your stone veneer with hard objects as it can cause the stone veneer to break.
  • Clean the stone veneer whenever you see stains or a dirt buildup.
  • Never use acidic cleaners on your stone veneer.

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