How to Remove Stain from Quartzite Countertop? – Top 5 Methods!

There are 5 methods to remove stains from quartzite countertops. First, you can try adding an extra layer of sealing over the countertop. Next, you can try commercial stain remover or cleaner. Regularly wiping the dust and liquid is also helpful. 

This is just the start of the article. To get rid of the stain properly you’ll have to learn more about the methods. No worries, because I’ve already discussed all of them. So let’s dive into today’s topic – how to remove stains from quartzite countertops.

What causes quartzite to stain?

Quartz is a stain-proof countertop material but sometimes it gets stains. It is very unusual to see stains on a quartz countertop because the countertops usually come pre-sealed. In this segment, I’ll be discussing the reason to get stains on quartzite

The main reason why quartzite gets stained is absorption. Non-porous quartz can’t absorb as natural ones do. That’s why the nonporous quartz gets stained.

Again, light-colored quartzite gets dark stains from tea or coffee and the darker ones are vulnerable to the “bleaching” effect. If you drop water on a nonporous quartz countertop for a long period then eventually the countertop will absorb it like any other material but it won’t be able to pass it through. That’s why the liquid will cause a light or dark spot even if the surface could be bleached.

5 Methods to remove stain from quartzite countertop

How to Remove Stain from Quartzite Countertop
Remove Stain from Quartzite Countertop

If accidentally your quartzite gets stains then there are several ways to remove it. Below I’ll be explaining 5 easy ways to remove stains from quartzite countertops. But before that, a quick comparison table is given below to help you to understand which method you should go for.

Methods

Time Consumption

Cost

Difficulty

Extra Layer of Sealing Less than 15 minutes Low Easy
Homemade Stain Remover 20 minutes (Active), 2 days in total Low Medium
Wiping and Cleaning N/A (Regular Maintenance) Free of cost Easy
Commercial Cleaner 10 Minutes Medium Easy
Rubbing Alcohol Less than 10 minutes Medium Easy

Now it’s time to get into the main segment. So, let’s dig in.

Method 1: Adding an Extra Layer of Sealing

Most of the quartzite countertops come pre-sealed but you can apply a more seal on it. If you put an extra layer of sealing on the countertop then it will keep everything away from touching the quartzite.

Moreover, by sealing the quartzite then you can easily remove dirt and liquids by just wiping them away. If the seal gets damaged then you can reseal it.

Method 2: UsingHomemade Stain Remove

Most you will hear of specific cleaners to remove stains from your quartzite. However, there is a manual alternative that you can make yourself. Let’s see how do you get tea stains out of quartzite countertops manually.

  • Get baking soda and water.
  • Mix them together and make a paste.
  • Spread it on the stain and cover it for 2 days.
  • If the stain doesn’t go completely then repeat this process again.

Method 3: Regularly Wiping Dirt and Liquid

Regularly Wiping Dirt and Liquid
Wiping Dirt

Liquid can create permanent stains on the quartzite countertop if they aren’t taken care of for a long time. So, don’t let any liquid sit for a long period on the countertop. After cooking, wipe the dirt and liquid as soon as possible. Then use a commercial cleaner to clean the surface so you can avoid any type of stain or damage.

Method 4: Using Commercial Cleaner

The next method is also an effective one. You can try a commercial cleaner to clean the countertop. Let’s see how to clean a quartzite countertop using a commercial cleaner.

  • First, get a clean wet cloth and pour some commercial cleaner into it,
  • Next, spread the cleaner on the stain spot and let it set for 5-10 minutes.
  • Finally, wipe it away smoothly if the stain isn’t so deep. If the stain is deep then add pressure while cleaning it but make sure not to damage the countertop by being too rough.

Quite easy, right? I think it should do the job.

Method 5: Using Rubbing Alcohol

If any of those methods don’t work then you can use rubbing alcohol to remove the stain. This process is kind of similar to the previous one. However, let’s see how to do it.

  • First, get a bottle of rubbing alcohol and apply a little amount of rubbing alcohol on the spot.
  • Next, get a clean soft cloth and rub it with the cloth for only 2-3 minutes.
  • Then rinse it with water and your countertop will be good as new.
  • If all the stains don’t remove completely then add a little more of it and do the process once again.

Before getting into the segment let me suggest you another related article – what countertop would look good with hickory cabinets.

What should you not use on quartzite countertops?

Quartzite countertops are very gorgeous-looking surfaces. They are expensive too. They increase the elegance of a house. Nobody wants to damage these countertops. To keep the countertop from getting damaged you have to avoid using some tools and cleaners.

First, don’t ever use any harsh tools like brushes to clean the surface. Always use a soft cloth to clean it. Secondly, don’t use any aggressive chemicals on the countertop. It may cause discoloration or even cause a bleaching effect.

Now another piece of advice for you is never cut anything directly on the countertop. A little mistake while cutting can permanently create a scratch on the countertop. Always use a cutting board or something to cut on.

Aside from that, avoid placing hot pans directly on the surface. It can damage the countertop. I would suggest using a trivet or stove mat before placing a hot pan.

Finally, people ask a very common question – can you use vinegar on quartzite?

Well, it is another big mistake. It can discolor or disintegrate the countertop. However, some people use it by diluting it with water. If you want to do it I suggest don’t over-pressurize it while wiping.

How do you get tea stains out of quartzite countertops?

Tea can cause stains on quartzite because it is hot and it has a darker color. When hot tea spills on a quartz countertop, the countertop easily absorbs it and when it is set there for a long period then it creates a dark stain on that place.

There are various ways to remove a tea stain. You can try using commercial cleaning spray to get rid of the stain. You just have to spray it on the spot and let it set for 5-10 minutes and then wipe it with a soft wet cloth.

If you don’t like costing any money then the manual homemade method is also there for you. As I mentioned earlier, you can use the baking soda and water paste method. Spread the paste on the spot and wrap it with plastic and let it set for two days. It will completely remove the stain.

Last Words

I know how precious your quartzite countertop is to you and never want to see any stain on it. No worries, now you know how to remove stains from quartzite countertops.

I have added 5 Methods and all of them are very easy. However, if you ask for the most effective one then I would say the rubbing alcohol and sealing method are the best among the five methods. Mainly it depends on the level of stain. I hope now you’ve no more confusion on the topic.

Helen Knight
Helen Knight

Hey, This is Helen Knight! Welcome to Solve Kitchen Issue! I'm passionate about cooking and making simple, delicious recipes that you can always feel confident feeding to friends and family. My goals for you are to have fun in the kitchen, learn new things, and create beautiful dishes. I have a lot of experience using kitchen appliances, so making great food is my passion and my favorite thing to share with others. I look forward to cooking with you!

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