WHAT TO AVOID
Windex, Glass Cleaners, pH over 8 and Vinegar
Soap and water does not cut it on highly polished, matte or dense stone benchtops. Soap and water does NOT REMOVE contaminants from the stone benchtop surface. Similar to your shower screen you are coating the surface in a film that ATTRACTS dirt, grime, oils and inks. Hence why newspaper inks will transfer easily along with constant fingerprinting and streaks.
Spills, stains should be cleaned immediately with a pH neutral cleaner. Subsequently if the stain is not removed from the stone benchtop with such a cleaner. Flush the area with water making sure to neutralise any chemical spill such as bleach, vinegar, window cleaner etc. Please contact us for advice.
Use only pH neutral cleaning products containing no solvents, sodium, surfactants or bleach, ensuring they are made for stone. NOTE: products for Marble or Granite are NOT SUITABLE for quartz benchtops or caesarstone. It is how to clean caesarstone stains and keep your stone looking brand new.
Avoid using the following chemicals and solvents:
- bleach (such as diluted or undiluted White King, Domestos, Soft Scrub etc) – above damage on matte finish caesarstone fresh concrete.
- glass cleaners (such as Windex, generic or commercially available).
- Additionally POLISH, Gloss surfaces – avoid cream cleaners entirely (Gumption, Jif, Vim, Cim or any cream cleansers contain abrasives and are highly caustic and corrosive that will damage the polished surface).
- Oil soaps (including dish soap, dishwashing liquid allowed to stand of the surface).
- Furniture cleaners or anything containing silicone, oil or wax. (including Hillmark Stone Benchtop Cleaner, Mr. Sheen, WD40 etc).
- Oven cleaners or similar.
- Drain cleaners.
- any chemicals with high alkaline pH levels over 8 (please google your product adding “SDS” to the search).
- Thinners or similar solvents.
- Vinegar (acetic acid generally has a pH of 2, similar to hydrochloric acid).
- Paint remover.
- Paint and stain strippers.
- Nail polish removers.
- Furthermore DO NOT Google, How to clean caesarstone stains or any forum advise.
As a result any strong chemical or of the above list come into contact with your stone benchtop. Firstly, rinse immediately with plenty of water. As a result the stone benchtop MUST BE NEUTRALISED. Finally follow with the Stone Power Cleaner to effectively how to clean caesarstone stains or benchtops. Use only pH neutral cleaning products containing no solvents, sodium, surfactants or bleach, ensuring they are made for stone. NOTE: products for Marble or Granite are NOT SUITABLE for quartz benchtops or caesarstone. It is how to clean caesarstone stains and keep your stone looking brand new.
Do NOT use google as your solution
DON’T use any cream cleaners including Jif or Gumption
Do NOT use glass cleaners like WINDEX
DON’T use any bleach or products containing bleach
GOOGLE your current cleaning product, adding “SDS” to the search bar.
Firstly for routine cleaning, use only pH neutral cleaners (pH 6-8) most major manufacturers warranty recommend. Hence NO cream cleansers as they are highly caustic and abrasive. Further more liquid spills including fruits, vegetables, food colourings and curries, should be wiped up immediately and cleaned with a mild detergent and water.
Tip: To begin with enter your current stone benchtop cleaning product into google followed by sds. As a result you will find the PDF file of the safety data sheet, consequently you will find in Section 3 – ingredients and Section 9 – pH level.
NOTE: anything number about 7 is alkaline, caustic and corrosive, higher the number the more caustic it is.
How to clean caesarstone stains is NOT with windex, gumption, jif or vinegar.