As important as the appearance of the worktop in your kitchen or bathroom is, it is also important to consider the entire look and feel of the room as a whole. In the kitchen or bathroom, it is often difficult to keep clean because of the presence of food stains, soap marks, or other blemishes that are easy to see, so it is important to know how to clean your worktop efficiently and effectively. If you want to achieve the best results from Silestone worktops, you should follow particular steps to achieve the best results, and we will go over those steps in this blog post.
There are several cleaning methods and items that can be used for cleaning another surface that you shouldn’t use on your Silestone worktop, as they might damage it and cause damage to your other surfaces. In addition, you can use water repellents, since Silestone’s natural sheen can not be replicated by sealants and repellants, and sealants and repellents only give an artificial look to the stone. Caustic products like hydrofluoric acid should be avoided as well as these products. The surface will lose its shine if left unattended for 12 hours. If you have to use bleach for some reason, you must dilute the bleach with water first, and do not leave it on the surface for extended periods of time – if left unattended for 12 hours, the surface will lose its shine. When the surface has been installed, it should not be polished again once the surface has been installed.
Routine Silestone Care
A simple wipe down is all that Silestone requires when it comes to basic cleaning. You can use some household products, but you should avoid using any of the following items: hydrofluoric acid, dichloromethane, caustic soda, and paint strippers.
Advanced Silestone Cleaning
We are going to discuss here some of the different types of blemishes and stains that require certain cleaning methods to be applied to them. A non-scratch scouring pad can be used to remove grease stains that can be removed by using a common household cleaner in conjunction with a non-scratch cleaner. Nevertheless, it is essential that you confirm the cleaning agent that you intend to use is suitable for use – for example, anything containing sodium hydrofluoric acid, caustic soda, or dichloromethane must be avoided. Among the products that can be used for cleaning a worktop are Q Action and Cif Actifizz, and these are just a couple of examples. I would recommend you to rinse the surface immediately with water once you have removed the stain. Stains caused by hard water buildup and limescale – When you are trying to clean stains caused by hard water buildup, you must do more than simply wiping them away with a scouring pad. The best way to achieve this is to make a paste by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and baking soda. Leave the mixture on the affected area for 10-20 minutes and then reapply it to the same area. The paste should then be removed using a non-scratch scouring pad or sponge with cold water after it has been left for the proper amount of time. The stain may not completely disappear after a first application, so you may need to apply the product a second or third time if it does not go away completely the first time.
Difficult Silestone Stains
The more difficult the stain, the more time and attention will be required to remove it. There are a few easy stains that can be eliminated by using a pH-balanced household cleaner such as Q Action or Cif Actifizz. Simply spray the stain with the cleaner and let it sit for two minutes before rinsing. When the two minutes are up, use a scouring pad to scrub the area firmly and then rinse it thoroughly with water after rinsing. A razor blade can be used to scrape the surface of stains that are more difficult to remove, such as gum, nail polish or paint. It is extremely important that you are gentle when doing this, as using too much pressure may result in you scratching the surface or injuring yourself. In order to remove the gray marks left behind by the razor, you can use warm water after it has been scraped. The following products will be able to treat a wide range of difficult stains:
- Lacquer thinner
- Rubbing alcohol
- Mineral spirits
- Formula 409
- Paint thinner
Loss Of Silestone Sheen
In order to lose sheen, there are several possible causes that can be attributed to it. It has been found that waxes and sprays are often less effective at restoring the shine of a surface. Meanwhile, a multi-purpose furniture spray is more effective at restoring the natural sheen of the surface. Make sure they are suitable by checking the manufacturer. If you have a Silestone surface at home, you don’t have to worry when you discover a stain on it as there are many ways to clean it, and once you’re familiar with them, you won’t have to worry when a stain occurs. As a manufacturer of Silestone worktops, Touchstone Worktops is proud to be able to offer our commercial and domestic customers alike a range of these brilliant worktops. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about our services.
How To Clean Oil Stains
Whenever there are oil stains on your quartz countertops, you want to use a common everyday cleaner that has a pH balance and is suitable for use directly on the countertop. Various types of cleaners can be used to clean Silestone, including those specially formulated for this type of surface. The oil stain should be treated with your choice of product, applied to the area and allowed to remain for a minimum of two minutes after application. Make sure that you rub the area in a circular motion using a sponge or pad that is non-abrasive. You will need to wipe any remaining oil from the surface with a soft damp cloth after the surface has been cleaned. A soft white cloth should be used for drying the area once it has been cleaned.
How to Clean Food Stains
Depending on the source of the stain, there can be a wide range of possibilities for the removal of such stains. You can use a cleaner that you are familiar with, or one that has been approved for Silestone to get rid of the stain, by simply applying it directly to the surface. The cleaner should be allowed to remain on the stain for up to two minutes after it has been applied. Make gentle circular motions on the stain with a sponge or pad that is nonabrasive. If any remaining food particles still remain on the surface of the pan, wipe them away with a damp cloth. You need to dry the surface of the surface once the area that has been cleared has been cleaned with a white cloth.
How to Clean Watermarks
There are many ways to get rid of watermarks on Silestone but they can become a never-ending chore because they can leave unwanted and more permanent stains which can be caused by hard water and mineral buildup but they can be eliminated with the right techniques. In addition to limescale removers specially formulated to remove limescale and hard water stains, there is also white vinegar and baking soda, and hydrochloric acid, which is strictly used on countertop areas and should not be used anywhere else. There is a possibility of it damaging faucets and sinks as well.
With a damp non-abrasive pad, the limestone remover is applied gently over the surface and rubbed in a circular motion. In order to remove it, we use a damp cloth to remove the product from the stained area after it has been left on for at least two minutes. Using soft paper towels or a white cloth, clean the surface thoroughly and remove any remaining traces of the remover from the surface.
As a result of combining vinegar and baking soda in equal amounts, you can achieve the vinegar and baking soda formulation. As a result, they are formed into a paste that should be applied directly to the stained area for a period of 10-20 minutes after application. Use a non-abrasive sponge or pad in conjunction with cold water to remove the paste. It is possible that the stain will need to be removed again in order to be completely removed.
The best way to remove the stains in a particular area is to sprinkle hydrochloric acid on it and allow it to remain there for a few minutes before washing the area with water.
How To Clean Rust Marks
The appearance of unsightly rust marks on your Silestone surfaces can detract from the beauty of the surface, but with the right process, it is possible to remove them. You can remove rust stains by simply applying a common cleaner or a cleaner that has been recommended by the industry for rust removal directly on the stain. After you have applied it to the stain, allow it to dry for two minutes. The best way to do this is to rub in a curricular motion with a sponge or pad that is not abrasive. By using a damp cloth, you can remove any cleaner that remains on the surface. The final step is to use a soft cloth to wipe the area dry. For improved results, you can also use another all-purpose cream-based product if rust marks continue to be a problem.
When staining does occur on Silestone quartz countertops, even though it isn’t a common problem, it is important to have it taken care of as quickly as possible. A Silestone expert will contact you as soon as possible with any additional questions you may have regarding the care of Silestone. Please complete the online contact form if you need more information concerning Silestone care.