How to Care For and Maintain Soapstone Countertops

By December 1, 2008December 30th, 2021Soapstone, Soapstone Countertop Care

For those that want to enjoy the darker color of a soapstone countertop, mineral oil can be used to bring out the rich beauty of the stone. Once your soapstone countertop is installed, follow these simple care tips and maintenance instructions:

  1. Vacuum the countertop to remove any dust or dirt.
  2. Clean the countertop with a clean cloth and denatured alcohol.
  3. Once the alcohol dries apply mineral oil to the countertop with a soft cloth. Avoid making puddles of oil.
  4. Wipe off any access with paper towel.
  5. Continue to apply the oil twice a week until the desired patina and color is acquired.
  6. Follow-up with an application every one to three months to maintain the desired effect.

M. Teixeira Soapstone has available for online purchase a lighter grade of mineral oil perfect for maintaining a soapstone countertop. You’ll find this oil much easier to apply than the standard drugstore mineral oil. Visit our online store where you can purchase Soapstone mineral oil.

M. Ieixeira Soapstone's Light Grade Mineral Oil for Maintaining Soapstone Countertops

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