Question by  Dobrinj (21)

How do I clean an oil stain on a granite counter top?

I put a leaky bottle of olive oil on my granite counter in the kitchen, and it left a ring. It appears to be getting lighter as the days pass, but it's still visible... what can I do?


Answer by  Krabi (112)

There are commercially available oil stain removers. You spread a thick layer on top of the stain and let it dry overnight... you scrape it away in the morning, and the stain is gone (at least it was in our case).

Reply by Malinovsky (71):
One more vote for the commercial ones... I used the StoneTech Oil Stain Remover from DuPont, and it worked wonders.  add a comment

Answer by  toothpick (57)

There are lots of strange recipes of stain-removing concoctions - some work wonders, but only for certain types of stone. Each piece of granite is different, so I highly recommend that you do a test in an inconspicuous place. Some of these poultices can actually cause stains on some countertops!


Answer by  DulceDeLeche (219)

Dry cornstarch has worked well for us... Just put plenty of the cornstarch over the stain, and let it sit for a full day... you can occasionally rub it in to encourage absorption of the oil or stain. You might have to repeat a few times.


Answer by  cashian (376)

The most natural way to cut the stain is a mix of baking soda and water. Rub down the stain with the mixture and rinse.


Answer by  udaipur (219)

Try rubbing dry baby powder with a dry and clean rag - this can sometimes help to absorb any oils or other liquids that have seeped into the granite.


Answer by  shantri (142)

I use Lysol 4 in 1 kitchen cleaner. It really will remove whatever type of oil stain you have. And you don't have to sweat to scrub it since it will come off easily after spraying with this solution.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

First with a knife scrape the oil stain and then clean it with a dry paper. Use any detergent and wash it well with a scruberand wipe dry

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