How to Clean, Polish and Seal Granite Countertops

How to Clean, Polish and Seal Granite Countertops is sponsored content for Rock Doctor. All opinions are my own. 

Four years ago (or was it five?) I had my old, ugly laminate countertops ripped out and replaced with granite. I had dreamed of having granite in my kitchen for so long. It was love at first sight.

I had every intention of sealing my granite countertops once a year, just like the granite installer guy told me to do. A few weeks ago I realized that I had not sealed them at all. Never. Nada. Oops.

Thankfully, Rock Doctor came to my rescue! I now have properly sealed granite countertops. If I had known how easy it was, I would have sealed my countertops a long time ago.

How to Clean and Polish Granite

Once you use Rock Doctor products to keep your granite looking amazing, you will never ask how to polish, clean or care for your granite, marble, and other stone surfaces ever again. I promise!

How to Clean Granite

Always use clean towels or rags when cleaning stone surfaces. Soda, juices, ketchup and mustard can damage stone surfaces. Clean up spills immediately to help prevent staining.

Rock Doctor Granite Cleaner is my BFF when it comes to keeping my granite clean. It’s specifically designed to safely clean stone countertops, vanities and table tops. I like that fact that it’s a non-abrasive formula and contains no harsh chemicals. It doesn’t streak or leave residue on my stone surfaces.

How to Polish Granite

Rock Doctor Granite Polish is fast-drying and non-abrasive. It’s non-acidic and is specially formulated to work on both old and new stone surfaces.

After cleaning with the Granite Cleaner,  I spray a thin coating of the polish on my stone countertop. Using an absorbent cloth, I wipe the polish onto the stone in a circular motion. Once it dries to a dull sheen, I buff it with a clean, soft cloth.

Special emollient and carnauba wax fills the tiny cracks and imperfections and restores my stone countertop to its original shine. Yippee!

How to Seal Granite

I don’t know why it took me so long to seal my granite. If I had known how easy it is to seal granite using Rock Doctor Granite Sealer, I would have done it a lot sooner.

First, I move everything off the countertop – my heavy stand mixer, spices; stuff I like to keep close at hand.

Before Photo - Polish Granite

I then make sure my surface is clean and dry. After shaking the can, I spray the surface. Three minutes later, I wipe the surface dry.

How to Clean and Polish Granite

Now I have 30 minutes to kill so I relax on the sofa, eat bonbons and read a good book. Joke! I get back to work on my laptop (the perils of working from home).

That’s it! I add all my stuff back and I’m done. Look at that shine!

How to Clean, Seal and Polish Granite

Guess what? Rock Doctor Granite Sealer is also excellent for use on grout. Guess what I will be doing tomorrow? You guessed it! My backsplash was installed a few days after the granite was installed. I forgot to seal the grout. Oops again.

My granite is now cleaned, polished and sealed. I can tell such a difference and the shine is amazing.

Clean, Seal and Polish Granite

My bathrooms have granite vanities and I also use Rock Doctor to keep them looking fresh and clean. I’m now ready for the holidays. Bring it!

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  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    You are a pro! I have boring counters, so I never knew how to clean or polish granite. I would love to have granite someday 🙂

  2. Your countertops are gorgeous! I don’t have granite ones yet, but I hope to one day. Saving this so that I can reference back when I do. 🙂
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  3. I really need to seal my countertops! I clean and polish them but have never officially sealed them. I’ll look for this.
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  4. That was a really interesting read. I had no idea so much went into caring for granite. I thought you just put it in and that was that.
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  5. It’s so important to take care of granite. Just the other day, I sealed the granite counter tops in our kitchen. Now they’re gleaming again!
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  6. I definitely will be using us! We just got granite countertops and I need to know how to take care of him better.
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  7. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I have always wanted granite countertops in my kitchen. These are great tips to keep in mind in case I ever get my wish.

  8. Wow do you work hard. You must have a beautiful home. Now is a great time to get the house together for Christmas. I know we are.

  9. Ohh I totally need to give this a try – our countertops are looking a little worse for wear! Thank you.
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  10. Way to go! When we got our counter tops done I let the pros do it but I should have just called you!
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  11. I have been looking for a good granite cleaner, mine feels yucky in places even though it looks good!! Thanks for the heads up on this cleaning system!!
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  12. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These Rock Doctor products are something everyone with granite countertops should use. I will have to share this with a friend of mine who owns granite countertops and has them done professionally. Everyone loves to save money and can by using these products. Thanks for sharing the information.

  13. We are planning to upgrade ours to granite. We will be needing this for sure, thanks for the recco!

  14. Granite can be such a pain in the rear end to clean and take care of. These truly are some great tips and products!

  15. My parents have grnite countertops but I have no idea what they use to clean and polish them. This looks like it works wonders
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  16. CourtneyLynne says:

    Ooooo this stuff really does look like it does a fabulous job!!! I have two different types of granit/marble countertops through my house! I need to look into getting some of this!!

  17. Thank you for sharing this! It seems like this is such an easy process, and it keeps your amazing counters protected. Thanks for sharing!

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