Return to the Cleaning Tips Forum | Post a Follow-Up

citronella candle stain on honed granite!

Posted by laceylynn3 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 12:19

A citronella candle melted on our outdoor kitchen counter.
It is honed granite. We cannot get the dark stain out of the granite. Any ideas please! We tried hot soap and water, an iron over paper bag....

Follow-Up Postings:


This type of countertop can be treated as a living and growing surface. Over time, various things may hit it, some of which will remain. Do not treat them as stains to remove, but as a development of the surface. Granite is not supposed to be supper stain resistant; let it age with grace rather than trying to keep it the same way it was when installed. You will find this advice particularly helpful when and if you get some chips in the surface. These things were meant to be used, not coddled and worried about.

RE: citronella candle stain on honed granite!

I understand your point. However, it is quite a large spot and very dark. It's probably 14" by 4". It looks gross. Also, it is only one year old.

RE: citronella candle stain on honed granite!

I have not personally had this problem with granite. The best I can suggest is to do a google search with "remove wax stain from granite." Here is one link with a variety of ideas.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to remove stains

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Cleaning Tips Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here