Dull spots on my caesarstone quartz benchtop?
Dull spots or mark as in the photo above are caused by abrasives such as scrubbing pads, including non-scratch pads. Cream cleaners such as JIF, CIM, VIM and Gumption are the main cause of dull spots on stone benchtops. Along with Bar Keepers Friend and magic eraser are also highly abrasive. Hence dull spots, most watermarks are not how to clean caesarstone stains but damage to the stone benchtop from incorrect cleaning methods and advice. As a result, Stone Guys carry out a range of stone repairs, stone benchtop repairs and caesarstone repairs. Located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Perth, Sydney and servicing Australia Wide. #1 How to Clean Caesarstone stains and stone benchtops.
SEALERS & SEALING STONE
NOTE: equally important sealers are ONLY used on natural stone such as Granite and Marble. Hence sealers are to stop STAINS not ETCHING or DULL SPOT. Lastly there are NO SEALER used on engineered stone, quartz or man made stone benchtops. Given these points how the SHINE and POLISH is achieved by special in line slab polishing machines.
Dull spots or marks is like taking the same products to your car paint and using them the same way. Consequently the same way they WILL DULL your car paint. Subsequently the dull, hazy the original finish, shine or polish. Hence to repair the dull spots is by two methods to return the factory finish. Consequently does NOT involve FUSION POLISHING or SEALERS or any thing you can purchase from Bunnings.
- Diamond Quartz & Stone Polish – if the damage is not excessive. See video in the product description for a demonstration.
- Stone Guys Dull Spot Repair.
Make caesarstone, granite & marble shine
Consequently how to clean caesarstone stains difficulties are associated with modern stone benchtops. Hence being more uniform in colour, texture and appearance than traditional natural stones like granite, quartzite and marble. Hence the appeal of caesarstone, new marble look, matte finishes or any other quartz brands. Indeed laminates are dull, textured and not uniform in colour or appearance. As a result also making them more forgiving than a solid colour or highly polished surface. Polished laminate surfaces due to the softness of the material and it was more prone to scratch, mark, fingerprint and be frustrating to maintain.
Subsequently a modern look of a more uniform colour, finish has its drawbacks. Similarly like any colour vehicles paint other than white.
How to clean caesarstone stains is the most common question we get or search on the internet.
ANSWER: Above all use a pH neutral cleaner free from any oils, waxes and silicones. Hillmark stone benchtop cleaner is pH neutral but contains silicone and will DULL the surface and makes cleaning more difficult. Stone Power Cleaner has been developed by the guys that restore and repair quartz and stone. Subsequently companies like caesarstone make a product, but do not have spare parts, service agents to repair. Hence similar to Apple or Samsung who know what affects their products. Subsequently can repair them in-house or have fully factory trained service agents. In brief most quartz manufacturers are similar to RED BULL, they simply make a product and wish to sell more of the products.
Did you know that Caesarstone’s own cream cleaner and spray cleaner are technically classed as “STRONG CHEMICAL” as both have a pH higher than 10. Subsequently outside Caesarstone’s own guidelines for care and maintenance. Hence technically VOID the warranty. To illustrate below is a caesarstone quartz product that was only cleaner with Caesarstone’s own cleaning product for 6 years. As a result the white strip we have restored and repaired. Consequently this is known in the industry incorrectly as “UV DAMAGE” or “YELLOWING”. Especially true, all lighter coloured quartz stone WILL YELLOW over time. As a result of being exposed to a combination of uv light sources including led’s and common cleaning chemicals in 99% of all off the shelf spray cleaners. Thus not how to clean caesarstone stains or any stone benchtops.
STONE POWER CLEANER will not cause this damage.
Easily Clean as 1,2,3.
- Firstly do NOT let stains sit overnight to clean caesarstone stains.
- Secondly only use pH Neutral cleaning products that do NOT contain, bleach, any form of sodium or surfactants (a type of sodium).
- Last but not least use a very good microfibre. In addition using a pH neutral cleaner which will help to shine and polish the surface. Thus we highly recommend our Stone Power Pack as a starter kit.