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Polished granite worktop - how do I remove limescale?

(9 Posts)
maggiethecat Thu 21-Jul-11 22:13:05

I have buildup around the dish drainer and taps - not too bad but noticeable on black surface. I know that limescale removers usually contain acid material which is not recommended for granite.

I've just used a granite cleaner and buffed with microfibre cloth but limescale/watermarks are still there and I wonder what to use to remove?

nannyl Thu 21-Jul-11 22:26:13

vingear?

maggiethecat Fri 22-Jul-11 14:34:57

acidic

nannyl Fri 22-Jul-11 16:02:12

doesnt matter..... it works www.housecleaning-tips.com/how-to-clean-granite-countertops.html

it spend millions of year fusing together at extream temperature and conditions and wiping a bit of vinegar on it wont harm it

DoubleDegreeStudent Sun 24-Jul-11 13:34:22

My parents use this on their granite (in London, so hard water) and it's always shiny and lovely.

valiumredhead Sun 24-Jul-11 19:03:07

It's not hard water in London - I hardly ever had to descale my kettle when I lived there grin

I think you have to make sure no water is left on it to pool and wipe dry every time then uses a specialist cleaner.

nannyl Sun 24-Jul-11 19:24:07

Water was hard when i lived in London

according to this map London has hardwater

ilovetheshops Mon 25-Jul-11 12:46:42

I have honed granit and the stone mason said to use the some cif cream cleaner on the ares(the thick grainy one) and rinse well

Fuzzywuzzywozabear Tue 26-Jul-11 13:22:33

bar-keepers friend - it's about £1.80 for a pot - it's a powder and you use it with a wet cloth (instructions are on it)

it works on a lot of things - brings ceramic sinks up a treat

dh is a kitchen designer and swears by it

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