1.5 years later antiqued/honed Black Pearl is staining
Live and Learn. We really wanted the look of honed black granite, so after reading many posts about how great it looks and wears - we took the risk/plunge. Sigh.
1.5 years into it and sealing it regularly we are getting stains. Maybe we waited too long in between sealing it? We were doing it every 3 months. But for whatever reason, we now have drip like stains next to our sink. And then we made a BIG mistake. Fully our mistake - my husband tried to gently "rub" the stain out with a non-scraping blue pad. So now we have two rubbed circles on our granite. Plus we are still getting drip like stains on the granite. I'm afraid to seal in our stains, so I'm stuck.
I called a reputable stone care restoration store and they don't want to touch it.
Not that it matters, but I lived 6 months without a stove top and with a two young children so that we could do this small remodel/update on our kitchen. I boiled pasta in the microwave and baked a lot for a long 6 months of our DIY remodel. And we are still not even done. So while I don't mind be patient for our long DIY remodel, I'm so devastated that even before we have our trim up or hood vented, we already have quite less than perfect granite.
Ideas? Thoughts? Help?