How to Polish Quartz Countertops
A quartz surface is a naturally hard and scratch-resistant material, making it ideal countertop material. It can easily withstand temperature extremes, as well as items being set, cut and dragged across its surface. But it's important to properly clean and maintain quartz surfaces, to ensure lasting beauty.
Before polishing, make sure your surface is clean. Some cleaners are too abrasive or acidic for quartz. Products that are not specifically made for cleaning stone, such as oven cleaners, lime scale removers, bleach, and acetone, can damage quartz by discoloring or bleaching out the resin binding the quartz materials together. For best results, use Simple Green Stone Cleaner to ensure your quartz counters have been properly cleaned.
After cleaning, you’ll want to polish with a product that won’t leave behind residue or streaks. Simple Green Stone Polish is safe for use on granite, marble, travertine, limestone, porcelain, ceramic, quartz, Corian®*, Silestone®*, and other natural and engineered stone surfaces.
- Clean surface. Spray Simple Green Stone Cleaner and wipe off with a non-abrasive, absorbent cloth or paper towel. To deep clean surfaces, allow the cleaner to sit for one minute, then wipe off.
- Spray Polish. Apply Simple Green Stone Polish to a section of countertop.
- Wipe. Wipe off with a non-abrasive, soft cloth or paper towel. Repeat in sections until you’ve polished the entire surface.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE ON FLOORS – newly polished surfaces may become slick or slippery. Clean off overspray from floors with a cleaner such as Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner.
*Corian® is a registered trademark of DuPont® and Silestone® is a registered trademark of Cosentino USA.