Granite is practically stain resistant however one of the key issues to removing oil stains and avoids permanent stains, is to clean the granite paver’s surface as soon as possible. By cleaning granite pavers straight away, it will not allow the oil stains to penetrate through the paver’s surface which may allow the stain to become a permanent embedment. Always, consult with a professional for further advice in cleaning granite pavement applications. Granite is more of a porous stone so it will allow liquid to be absorbed into it.   DO’S & DONTS OF GRANITE

  • DON’T use scouring powders and abrasives because they will scratch the surface.
  • DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone.
  • DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
  • DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners.
  • DON’T use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub cleaners.
  • DON’T wait to clean up spills on stone.
  • DO use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices.
  • DO use place mats under china, ceramics, silver and other objects that can scratch your stone’s surface.
  • DO use trivets or mats under hot dishes and cookware.
  • DO clean up spills immediately to minimize damage to your stone.

Stain Prevention on Granite Pavers Difference between sealing and not sealing stone.