How do you get stains out of quartz
In this article we will discuss the best ways to get stains out of quartz worktops.
Quartz worktops are stain resistant so with some simple cleaning and maintenance habits, it is easy to keep them in their new and pristine condition.
For best practice, you should ensure that you wipe up spills immediately after they are made, this will ensure that your quartz worktops are kept in the best condition possible. It is also recommended to wipe down quartz countertops each day, so dust and grime does not build up.
Quartz is an engineered material made from crushed quartz, resins (5%-10%) and pigments. The resin component gives quartz its excellent stain resistance quality.
Having high stain resistance makes quartz a great material for food preparation and daily kitchen use, and normally stains will not set in if the spill is wiped up straight away.
One of the easiest solutions to try for removing stains from quartz worktops is a simple dishwashing detergent and water solution. Simply apply to the stain and leave for a few minutes before gently rubbing the stain and wiping clean.
It is important to remember that a stain will most likely not form on quartz worktops if you wipe the spill up right after it is made, so it is a good habit to always wipe your countertop down straight after spills.
However, sometimes it is inevitable that you might find yourself with a stain, so knowing the safest and most effective way of removing the stain will give you the best chance of success.
What can stain quartz worktops?
The most common stain on quartz worktops are water stains. Water stains are caused by allowing water to sit for too long on your countertop.
To remove water stains, simply mix together warm water and baking soda and pour the mixture onto the stain. The mixture should help lift the stain which can then be wiped clean with a gentle cloth.
Wine is another common liquid that can stain quartz worktops.
To remove wine stains you can use a baking soda and warm water mixture or distilled vinegar and water solution. Allow the mixture to sit on the stain for a few minutes then using a soft cloth or paper towel gently rub the surface and wipe off.
Tea, coffee or fruit juice
Tea, coffee or fruit juice can stain quartz worktops if left for too long.
To remove the stain, use a three parts baking soda, one part water solution. Apply the solution onto the countertop and let sit for a few minutes, after which you can gently rub with a soft cloth and wipe away.
Hot pots and pans or burns from cigarettes
Quartz worktops can be burned from placing overly hot items directly onto the surface without using heat protectors like heat mats and stands.
If you find yourself with a burn mark, you can try removing the mark with a mixture of baking soda and toothpaste. First apply a baking soda and water solution to the mark and let sit for a few minutes, using a damp cloth gently rub. Add the toothpaste to the mark and let it dry. Leave the dried solution on overnight. Wipe away using a soft wet cloth or sponge.
Another technique for removing burn marks is by using a magic eraser which should be wet and rubbed onto the surface. After using, any residue can be wiped off.
Sauces like chili sauce or hot sauce
If you make a stain from a hot sauce or chili sauce, you can try mixing together one part vinegar and one part water. Apply the detergent solution to the stain and leave it. Wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. For particularly tough stains, you can leave the solution on for longer.
Fruit, vegetables and spices
Some fruit, vegetables and spices are prone to staining such as turmeric, beetroot and pomegranite. For stains from fruit, vegetables and spices, a solution of baking soda with water can be effective. Mix the solution and apply directly to the stain. Rub in a circular motion with a soft cloth and wipe away with a damp cloth once the stain has gone. For additional lifting power, you can add a little white vinegar to the baking soda and water solution.