Seal regularly – granite surfaces need to be resealed on a regular basis (every 4-5 months, after cleaning thoroughly) to reduce the natural porosity of the granite.
Dealing with spills – liquids spilt on your granite worktops should be mopped up immediately. The most risk is from oil based substances and highly alkaline or acidic liquids, like lemon juice, vinegar butter, cooking oils, wine, detergents and alcohol. Wash your worktop with clean warm water and add a non-abrasive light neutral detergent (PH7) if required. Rinse with clean warm water and dry. Remove any stains using a water-based stain remover that is formulated for the specific removal of stains of an organic nature, such as wine, coffee, nicotine, fruit juices etc. Use an alkaline degreaser for removal of grease. Never use scouring pads/detergents, wire wool or alkaline-based or chlorine-based cleaners, bleach, or any abrasive materials.
Avoid strong chemicals – granite worktops should not be brought into contact with strong acids or chemicals including paint stripper, brush cleaner, oven cleaner, nail varnish remover, grease remover or similar products.
Things to do – avoid hitting your granite worktop with blunt or heavy objects, or exposing it to excessive heat.