How to Write on Granite

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Use a removable writing instrument when writing on granite.
Use a removable writing instrument when writing on granite. (Image: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Granite is a stone used for countertops in bathrooms and kitchens. Often, when you select your granite slab, granite supply stores will write your name on the stone, reserving it for you. Likewise, when granite is being cut to fit, the measurements may be written on the granite to avoid confusion during the cutting process. Knowing what to use when writing on granite will help prevent unwanted and permanent staining of the stone.

Things You'll Need

  • Grease pencil
  • Crayon
  • Granite cleanser
  • Chalk
  • Damp cloth
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Dry cloth

Write with a grease pencil. Write measurements for cutting with a grease pencil or crayon, which can be easily cleaned off with granite cleaner after the granite is installed.

Transfer your measurements to the granite using chalk for temporary writing on granite. Wipe the chalk away with a damp cloth, eliminating the need for cleaning products of any kind when it's time to remove the writing.

Leave longer-lasting writings with a dry-erase marker. Regardless of the reasons you're writing on the granite, you can remove dry-erase marker by aggressively rubbing it with a dry cloth like a wash cloth or dish towel.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not write on granite with markers, permanent or otherwise, as these products may stain the granite.
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