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Keep Your Shine On

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Just how do these natural works of art maintain their shine? To understand the shine is to understand the meticulous process that it goes through before installation. They can be finished through the method of sandblasting or polishing. But this glossy shine may not last forever, especially if you are mis-treating it. From the moment it’s quarried, the rock begins to undergo a process of chemical transformation which will in turn, make it lose its sheen. 

In order to restore the professional finish of the stone, you need to use a high-grade granite sealer that will help you preserve the original finish of the stone. There are various stone restoration professionals out there that can aid you in this process. 

Something that is common among bathroom countertops and sections located close to the kitchen sink is soap buildup. Sometimes a soapy film develops over the stone’s luster. In order to clean up this unwanted layer, you must bathe the countertop with a granite countertop cleaner then scrub it off with a soft nylon brush or stone-safe scrubbing pad. Then, the shaving process can begin and you can do this with a single-edge razor blade, gently shaving the buildup from the surface. 

Next is the staining and etching process. We can easily be distracted from the stone’s natural beauty when our eyes focus on the surface stains and spots that sort of hang there and dull the overall effect. More than just being an eyesore, they are extremely unhealthy toward the stone and should be something to remove immediately. Contact a stone restoration professional for etching. 

If you go to an old British pub, you’ll oftentimes find bar tops to have the issue of permanent patina. Patina is a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period. They look especially worse in your home and can also be handled by stone restoration pro’s through the process of refinishing. 

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