Granite countertops are one of the most attractive kitchen surfaces around. They are robust, easy to clean, and look attractive. Over time, these countertops start getting burn marks due to placing hot pans that make them look ugly. So, here we guide you on removing and preventing these burn marks that won’t reduce the original beauty of your kitchen.
DIY Methods to Remove Burn Marks
Granite is a hard igneous rock that is heat resistant but still gets heat marks when you continuously put a scorching pan on it. Follow our simple guide to clean them.
- Baking Soda
- Safety Gloves
- A piece of cloth
1. Try baking soda paste
Baking soda works excellent against stains, and it collectively works with water and puts all the stains out from any surface. Here we have to make a poultice of baking soda so let’s get started.
Inspect the size of the burn mark on your countertop and make the required amount of poultice accordingly. When your mixture is ready, start applying the affected area. We have to wait for its drying so cover it with some cling film and properly seal that area.
Let it dry for 1 or 2 days, and avoid dropping water on the poultice. When 24 hours pass, open the cling film and wipe out the whole baking soda paste from it. Don’t remove the paste if it has not converted into solid form; leave it for more hours and start the removal process.
After the removal of the dry paste now, clean the surface with water and add some mild detergent to give the surface a fresh touch. In the last, take a dry cloth and clean that area properly.
2. Use hydrogen peroxide to kick out heat marks
Using Hydrogen Peroxide is another effective method to remove burn marks from granite countertops. In this process, you have to make a thick mixture of hydrogen peroxide and flour. Again measure the size of the heat stain and make the mixture accordingly. The final product we will get is a poultice.
Now, apply the poultice to the damaged section gently. Don’t forget to wear safety gloves before this process. You can use a scraper to spread the mixture over the affected surface. Must cover the under-treatment area with the help of cling film and also open 3 to 4 holes with the help of a toothpick. Apply the tape on all sides to make a firm seal and leave it to dry for one day.
On the next day, once, try to guess whether the poultice is in solid form or not without removing the plastic wrap. If it is in a solid form, remove the tape and cling film.
Now, remove the poultice with the help of a scraper and wash the surface using water. Use a dry cloth to wipe out all the water, you will see the burn marks disappear, and the surface again looks polished and beautiful.
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Deep Granite Countertop Burn Mark Restoration
If there is a little bit deep scorching mark on the table, then follow the given steps to recover it.
Cleaning the deep burn marks
Take a rotary tool, start cleaning the burnt surface, and keep doing it until the maximum black marks vanish. When you get a clean surface, take sandpaper and rub it on the damaged area again. Finally, the mark gets cleaned and now starts the restoration process.
To restore the countertop’s original look, you have to apply the paint that matches your countertop color scheme. First, put the main colors on the affected area and let them dry. Now, take small pieces of hard wax and start filling the area. Once it becomes dry, then plane the surface with the help of sandpaper. Continue repeating the process until it matches the countertop color.
In the end, you will get a beautiful and clean surface, with no marks left on the countertop.
Tip to Prevent Burn Marks
Burn signs mar the beauty of the kitchen or any place where a hot object is constantly placed on the floor. Most women with granite countertops in their homes left the scorching curling iron on the floor, resulting in burn marks. So to stop it, you can use any stand where curling iron is to be placed where it can’t be able to make contact with the surface.
For the kitchen, you can use a wooden board to place the hot pans on it, which save your countertops from getting any burn mark. Always keep your countertops clean if you want to increase their life span.
These are the safest methods that you can use to clean any stain mark from the granite countertops. But, for safety purposes, we recommend you first try these methods in another area that is unimportant for you. You can proceed to the main damaged area when you get satisfactory results. On the other hand, we have used these methods to remove multiple burn marks from countertops, and you can go for it without any worry. If you found these methods helpful do share with your friends.
Do granite countertops chip or burn?
Yes, granite countertops can chip or burn. As we discussed earlier, Granite is a hard rock and can resist heat, but when it is transformed into a customized countertop, it may chip or burn. Similarly, any countertop can’t easily get a chip until it gets hit by a sharp or hard object. In both cases, you can recover the original look of your worktop within 24-48 hours.
Will granite countertops burn in house fires?
No, granite countertops will not burn if anyone’s house gets fire. Because Granite can bear heat at high temperatures, the house fire won’t cause any damage to it. Maybe just burning signs left on the surface that can be easily removed with the help of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide poultice.