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What is causing the haziness on the kitchen counter and how do I repair it?

Q. There are strange spots from cooking oils on a family member's Absolute Black kitchen deck. White "ghosting" type of haziness. It had been sealed but I don't know the product. Spoke with all my fabricators, none have heard of this type of thing. We'd like to know the best way to get rid this. (My company did not have this stone installed). I would like to give the homeowner a phone # and/or info.

A. If a sealer was applied to a granite that did not need to be sealed in the first place or it was not properly applied and the excess was simply left to dry on the stone when it should have been thoroughly buffed off it could present the problems you are describing. In other words, the sealer itself is 'etching.'

Have them try using acetone on a clean white rag to see if the 'ghosting' goes away. If that doesn't do it, they could step it up a notch and do the same thing with MEK. Of course, make sure to tell them to use all appropriate precautions when using chemicals and follow all instructions carefully. If that still doesn't resolve the problem, it is not the sealer that is causing the problem. Another possibility is they have a doctored slab. If you need more  information about this, contact us

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