Quartz is such a versatile material that is used not just for creating jewelry, but also for home decor and accessories. But do you know the exact method of cleaning different kinds of quartz artifects at home. Here we have compiled an instructional sheet on how to clean quartz countertops, quartz chandeliers, and quartz bangers for your easy handling.
How to Clean Quartz Countertops?
Nothing beats the gleam and feel of a quartz countertops. They are a good material for your kitchen. It is relatively cheaper than marble or granite countertops. They are also more durable against heat or scratching.
Of course, we want to maintain its appearance for as long as possible. We also want it to look brand new no matter how much it ages over time. But what actually is quartz countertops? It is not purely quartz crystal although its name suggests. In fact they are a form a engineered stone made from crushed up marble, natural stones, glass and silica, rock quartz filled with cemented binder. But it require special attention on cleaning its surface.
The primary method of cleaning a quartz countertops is by wiping it down with a simple cloth or sponge. Pair the cloth or sponge with some mild detergent and wipe down the quartz counter. This is the primary method for keeping the quartz surface clean. If you do this frequently, you won’t have any trouble keeping a new stand clean. It will take some years before the counter will begin to show massive damage from regular use in the kitchen.
How to clean or remove grease from quartz countertop?
Grease can be problematic in the kitchen, especially if you do a lot of cooking. Fortunately, many degreasing agents work well with quartz counters. Be sure to check if the degreaser is safe for this type of material. Quartz counters must never be cleaned with bleach and its derivatives (products from the bleach family), and once you apply a cleaning agent, you must rinse or wash off the cleaning agent.
If you aren’t sure about which degreasing product to use, please contact your quartz countertop supplier to ask about products that they recommend.
How to remove heavy stains from quartz countertop?
Unlike wood and tiles, it is slightly more complicated to remove heavy stains from quartz countertops. For heavy staining, what you need is an adhesive stain remover. As the name implies, adhesive stain removers work by literally lifting stains away from the affected surface.
Apply the adhesive stain remover on the quartz counter and wait ten minutes. The stain remover will be a little gummy, and you need to rub it off the table with a clean cloth. After the initial rubbing off, you should clean the area again with some warm water to rinse it and remove any remaining stain remover.
If you can’t find an adhesive stain remover for quartz surfaces, you can use a small quantity of hot caramel. Caramel solidifies into the crystal, and you can then remove the glass to peel off the stain from the counter. It sounds strange, but it does work.
For less extreme stains like food and protein-based stains, we recommend regular 70% rubbing alcohol. Pour a quantity of alcohol directly on the stain and simply rub away using a cleaning cloth. This is useful for level two stains that cannot be removed easily with detergent and warm water. Of course, soap and warm water should be your first choice for minor and moderate stains.
The Ultimate Cleaning Solution
If you feel like doing deep cleaning for your beautiful quartz countertops, feel free to use a glass cleaner. Glass cleaners are de facto safe for quartz because quartz is made into specialty glass in the first place. Spray any darkening areas on your quartz countertop and allow the cleaner to cure a little on the surface. Wipe down the field and see if it has lightened. If it has not lightened, we recommend respraying the area and seeing what happens. When you are satisfied with the outcomes, rinse the area with some soap and warm water. You can either air-dry your counters or wipe with some paper towels for faster drying. Your kitchen counters will now look as good as the day you bought them.
How to Clean a Quartz Chandelier?
Quartz crystal chandeliers are beautiful, no doubt, but over time, they start to look darker because of dust and grime. Never fear, we have the answers. If you don’t want to take down the chandelier, you can still clean it using the following steps:
- First, lay some blankets directly beneath the chandelier to catch dirt and other stuff falling from it.
- Switch off the light. Never handle it with electricity running. If you can unplug it completely, do so. If controlled by a standard in-wall switch, you have no choice but just to flip the switch.
- Combine rubbing alcohol and some water with a ratio of 1:4. It’s up to you how much of the solution you create. Pour the cleaning solution into a spraying bottle.
- Put on a pair of gloves to keep your fingers safe during the cleaning.
- Put a ladder under the chandelier so you can safely climb and reach it. We do not recommend chairs as chairs can easily tip over while you are still on top.
- Spray one section at a time. Use a lint-free cloth or a microfiber cleaning cloth to clean the quartz crystal chandelier parts gently.
- Always make sure that the cloth is damp so that dust won’t come flying at you.
How to Clean a Quartz Banger?
A quartz banger is small and relatively easy to clean with a few materials. The first thing you should be thinking about is how to disinfect it. The best way to disinfect a quartz banger is by soaking it in 99% alcohol and some salt. Allow the solution to work on the banger for five to ten minutes, which is the average time for alcohol to kill off bacteria and other pathogens. After the drink and salt soak, allow the quartz banger to drain. Rinse off any remaining juice with water. Use a dabber to scrape the insides of the banger if there are any stains or gunk left.
There will be instances when some gunk remains in the banger. Simply re-soak the banger and repeat the process until you get the results that you want. Remember to use cotton tips to remove stains and other impurities from inside the quartz dabber.