Battle of the Black Granite Composite Sink! – Whimsy Gal local ways to make money

The first black to creep into my kitchen plan was local ways to make money the quartz island counter top. It’s mostly black with brown spots. The cabinet salesperson convinced us that it would look great local ways to make money with the cherry cabinets I chose. The other counter tops are medium brownish and the walls local ways to make money are a cream color, so I thought it might be a nice contrast, so I caved.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Duh! I feel so stupid for not thinking of this. I’ve had my black granite composite sink for several years local ways to make money and it looks horrible. I thought it was because I have very hard water. My housemate would leave the little container that he used local ways to make money to melt butter in the microwave in the sink and local ways to make money it would make a round dark mark, I told him to stop leaving it in the sink, duh, why didn’t I realize it. Then someone game me a bottle of cerama bryte stainless local ways to make money steel cleaner and it worked great on the sink. Still never dawned on me. The bottle says “contains mineral oil”, still my light bulb didn’t come on. Finally, I thought, “maybe it’s the mineral oil”. So I wet paper towels with it and laid them local ways to make money out in the sink over night and it was a local ways to make money miracle. Went looking for mineral oil and you’d think it would be easy to find but everyone local ways to make money seemed to be out of it. I know it’s food safe so was going to look some more local ways to make money tomorrow then I decided to google and lo and behold local ways to make money there you were with my solution, any oil, duh, duh. Going to be using cooking oil now thanks to you. Still going to look for mineral oil since it won’t go rancid and doesn’t have a smell.

You all have saved me from myself! Literally, just yesterday, I had a brand new black granite composite undermount (permanent) sink installed in my completely remodeled kitchen because, according to the salesman, these sinks are the latest and greatest things out there, they’re super easy to clean, are practically indestructible, and always look brand new! Boy, what a crock! I haven’t been able to use my new sink yet, but I’m counting my lucky stars that I found this info local ways to make money first. My question to any of you black granite composite sink local ways to make money owners out there, do you think I need to “season” the sink with oil before using, like you would a cast iron skillet? To protect it? And how often do you think it needs to be local ways to make money oiled to keep the white film from ever happening in local ways to make money the first place? I appreciate any tips, suggestions, ideas, thoughts anyone has about the use & care of this sink! I’m in it for the long haul with this thing! Also, would like to know is there anyone out there who local ways to make money absolutely loves this sink…. I’m hoping and praying I didn’t make wrong choice!! I’ll have a lot of egg on my face if local ways to make money this sink turns out to be a lemon!!

Clean your black granite sink with soap and water to local ways to make money remove as much stain/haze/spots as you can. Dawn is great, as mentioned numerous times. This time, DO NOT OIL IT. The sink needs to be completely residue free. Now, pick up some 511 stone sealer and enhancer and wipe local ways to make money it down, using a light coating. You can rub it in well and you’ll notice how the sink will absorb it and apply local ways to make money accordingly. I used a spray bottle on a large fan pattern local ways to make money and misted all over, then rubbed in. You do not want any drips or runs. Let it dry and cure – 24 hours if you can, and your sink will look new without any oil for local ways to make money a very long time. This product is made to seal natural stone (like granite) and has a 20 year warranty. You will see water just bead up and run off local ways to make money quite nicely. The product has a strong smell but is non-toxic. This is what the professionals use in tiling and is local ways to make money the best stuff available. I used it on my master bath remodel and then local ways to make money on my sink. Test a small area (behind faucet), to ensure it is giving you the proper, deep black look and then have at it! Google it and find it at your local hardware store. The small 8oz bottle will be way more than enough. Manufactured by miracle sealants, blue bottle.

First time I used my chocolate brown granite composite sink local ways to make money after installation I noticed a water demarcation line. Slightly lighter color in basin where water has been. I use dawn and hot water to do dishes and local ways to make money it doesn’t matter how many times I oil the sink, that first washing of dishes left a permanent change of local ways to make money color in the granite composite. I searched the internet and found the oil remedy a local ways to make money couple days later and it helps but my left basin local ways to make money still has the change of color. I wish now I would have gone with the stainless local ways to make money steel which I could always keep looking good. When you consider the cost of the sink, new faucet fixture and a plumber to do the work, close to $1,000 spent and I hate looking at the lighter portion local ways to make money of my sink. Would a stone/granite sealer restore the original color? I hate to take a chance with something and do local ways to make money more damage. And…..Who would have thought that doing dishes in a new local ways to make money kitchen sink would have an adverse effect! Love my new kitchen but not happy with my composite local ways to make money sink. Also, I am not happy that I can’t wash my paint brushes in it or clean my local ways to make money cast iron stove top grates from my new gas range….Afraid of any scratches. I cringe at the thought of any chemical touching it local ways to make money that might cause any color change. Any suggestions?

I read a thread on gardenweb in which everyone praised local ways to make money this sink as the most beautiful, easiest to clean and durable they have ever owned. Not my experience at all! I have hated this sink since day 1. Everything sticks to it like glue, and it looks like it has a haze of glue local ways to make money all over it. I googled many other’s suggestions for cleaning over the years. Not until I found this one, has anything worked. I did exactly as instructed: making a paste of baking soda and vinegar and wiping local ways to make money it all over with magic eraser. I really rubbed hard and then did a thorough rinsing. Next I did the dawn dishwashing liquid application. Rinsed that off, dried the sink well and then coated it all over local ways to make money with crisco oil. That has been hours ago and we have run water local ways to make money in it and also washed hands. It is still shiny and clean. I cannot believe it. All these past 10 years I have suffered and despised local ways to make money this area in my kitchen. I even had to wonder if something so dirty could local ways to make money even be sanitary. Think of the germs breeding in all that film. I purchased a blanco cleaning product way back, and it actually added to the problem. I could not get that stuff of until today. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You are an angel!

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