Stone and Tile PROS | Natural Stone, Tile, Concrete
Your Stone and Tile Information & Resource Super Site

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.
0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
How to Remove Discoloration Caused by Hair Oil
Viewed 487 times since Mon, Nov 13, 2017
Removing grease from sandstone countertop
Viewed 253 times since Wed, Sep 12, 2018
Can Dye Be Removed From the Limestone
Viewed 355 times since Tue, May 15, 2018
How to Remove White Build-up on Marble
Viewed 1163 times since Fri, Apr 7, 2017
Removing candle wax stain on natural stone
Viewed 823 times since Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Furniture polish on a limestone hearth
Viewed 419 times since Tue, Aug 21, 2018
How To Remove Oily Candle Wax Stain On Sandstone
Viewed 63 times since Mon, Feb 11, 2019
How to Remove Black Rubber Squeegee Marks on Natural Stone Shower
Viewed 38 times since Wed, Mar 6, 2019