How To Polish Granite

FAQ's - Stone Polish

What Is Stone Polish?

It's a polish used to enhance, protect and beautify natural stone. Keep reading to learn how to polish granite like the pros!

Why Use It?

Clean with a Daily Spray 
Cleaner.

  • Add shine and depth to your stone.
  • Reduce fingerprints.
  • Make everyday cleaning easier.
  • Add a protective shield to repel water.
  • Restore slightly worn down stones.

Where Do I Use It?

Spray on Stone Polish. Use it on travertine, granite, marble, limestone, onyx ... all polished stone surfaces. Use it on vertical or horizontal surfaces such as countertops, back splashes, vanities, showers, fireplaces, etc.
Do Not use this Stone Polish on your floors.

How Often Do I Polish My Granite?

Buff with a clean white rag.It's totally up to you.

  • Apply it before a dinner party or family gathering.
  • Apply it on a schedule such as every Saturday.
  • Or, visually decide when your stone needs a polish.

How To Polish Granite & Other Natural Stones

  1. Clean your polished surface with a cleaner such as daily spray cleaner.
  2. Spray a little stone polish on your surface.
  3. Buff by hand with a clean white cloth or a hand held buffer.

TIPS On How To Polish Granite -

First time using the stone polish? Apply a second coat in a day or two.

Don't use too much! It won't hurt your stone but you will have to buff longer. You never need to strip it, just re apply when needed.

How Long Does A Stone Polish Take to Apply?

This depends on how much stone you are polishing and where it is (walls, counters, nooks, etc.). Typically, one hundred square feet of countertops will take about 10 - 15 minutes.

Does It Work?

The short answer... Yes.

Compare polished and non 
polished.

We tested the stone polish on a dusty piece of Black Galaxy, 2 foot x 2 foot. We wanted to see if the polish added a really noticeable shine and also, if there was a significant difference between hand buffing and using a machine.

What We Did....

  1. Cleaned the Black Galaxy with a granite cleaner.
  2. Placed a piece of blue painters tape down the center.
  3. Sprayed a couple squirts of stone olish on each side of the tape.
  4. Hand buffed one side and machine buffed the other.

Buff with clean a 
white rag or a hand held buffer.

Results

Hand polished 
and machine polished. There was a slight difference in shine between hand buffing and machine buffing.

The color was deeper and the reflections were a little crisper on the machine buffed side.

But, it doesn't warrant recommending that you applya stone polish with a buffer. Either way works.

Did The Shine Improve?

YES!

The strip down the center is not 
polished.Our piece of Black Galaxy sparkled on both sides of the tape!

The stone felt as smooth as glass.

You can see where we removed the painters tape from the center of the stone.

The non polished strip down the center is duller when compared to the surrounding areas.


We decided to try it on a few different stones.

The polished side is on your right.

Compare polished 
and unpolished stones.

The stone polish improved the look and feel of all the stones we applied it to. With some stones, the look improved immensely. The stone was shinier and the the color deepened... it looked like you could step into the stone. With others, the change was still noticeable, but not as drastic. All of the stone surfaces felt as smooth as glass.

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