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How To Remove a Stain on Quartzite Countertop

Q. I spread a dark blue hand towel on the counter top and was working on it, when I removed the towel a couple hours later a darkened stain/discoloration was left behind that outlined where the towel was. I tried Stonetech Cleaner on it, but it won‘t go away. It‘s now been hours and the stain/discoloration looks the same. My wife is going to kill me! I have no idea what happened. Help!

A. You will need to apply a poultice using a strong hydrogen peroxide solution and an absorbent medium. Use the kind of hydrogen peroxide that hair stylists use, that is, 20 volume, which you can find at a beauty supply store. Do not use regular hydrogen peroxide from the drug store, because it is too weak. For the absorbent medium, use any of the following: 

  • Stonecare PRO Signature Professional Stone Poultice Powder
  • Clays and fullers earth
  • Talc
  • Chalk (whiting)
  • Sepiolite (hydrous magnesium silicate)
  • Diatomaceous earth
  • Methyl cellulose
  • Flour

For more information on poulticing, including a how-to video demonstration, visit our Stain App

We hope you succeed in removing the stain, but if not, contact one of our vetted, highly qualified stone and tile restoration contractors. Find one in your area here Find a PRO.
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