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Dark spots have appeared on my granite counter top.  It has been sealed. One spot has appeared around the soap dispenser. The soap over flowed when being filled but was wiped up immediately. The other two I believe might be from oil. How can I remove them?

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The best way to work oil out of granite is with a lot of hot water  and an alkaline cleaner. It would be best if the underside of the granite is accessible but if not then you'll need to use a shop vac or a portable carpet cleaning machine. Using these you can lighten the oil spots but please understand that due to how porous granite is there is the chance not all of the stain will come out.

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Don Moore


Questions regarding the care and maintenance of Marble, Travertine, Limestone and Terazzo. I can also help with Granite.


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