Any Granite specialists here?

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  1. mjn

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    It's time to re-seal my granite worktops, but they have some limescale from hardwater around the sink and taps.

    What's the strongest limescale remover i can use without damaging the granite?

    And recommendations for sealant?

    Thanks
     
  2. Simon Crust

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    Granite doesnt contain anything that can be damaged with limescale remover - limescale is nothing but calcium deposits, removed with a (weak) acid (acetic or HCL normally) neither of which will attack the minerals in granite which are silica based.
     
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    That's fine if it's a true (and pure) granite. If there are any traces of calcite or other acid sensitive minerals in the stone then limescale removers or lemon juice can still damage or mark the surface. It's probably best to test out an inconspicuous area with a few drops of lemon juice first.
     
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    :laugh:

    Exactly the same responses i'm finding elsewhere on the web, its like the PS vs Xbox battle, but with lemon juice vs vinegar/water mix.

    Cillit Bang is a no no though, so i'll use my trusty white vinegar/water and see how i go. Guess i'll be fine as long as don't leave it on there for too long.
     
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    presumably the manufacturer has recommended products?
     
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    I have corian worktops and swear by ajax or vim. One of the non-scratch scourers anyway. Takes a bit of elbow grease, but the results are outstanding.

    For best results get someone else to do it :laugh:
     
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    Yeah, no doubt, :D but I doubt you'll get Simon and I coming to blows over it :thumbsup:
     

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