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Old 03-23-2015, 07:07 PM   #1
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Granite Counter Top Stain


I just had new granite countertops installed in one of my jobs and one of my workers accidentally left purple PVC primer on the counter causing a purple ring stain in the granite. has anyone ever ran into this problem? if so any help is appreciated is there any product on the market that will take this stain out? I need help before I eat the cost on new countertops.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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Maybe clear primer and lots of blotting with dry paper towels. But I've never tried it.

(I wonder what oxi-clean would do to it.)

Acetone might be worth a shot, too.

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Sounds like an insurance claim.
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I just had new granite countertops installed in one of my jobs and one of my workers accidentally left purple PVC primer on the counter causing a purple ring stain in the granite. has anyone ever ran into this problem? if so any help is appreciated is there any product on the market that will take this stain out? I need help before I eat the cost on new countertops.
Not me personally but I have seen it. Insurance claim or just but new tops pick one. Thats a several thousand dollar mistake.
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Maybe clear primer and lots of blotting with dry paper towels. But I've never tried it.

(I wonder what oxi-clean would do to it.)

Acetone might be worth a shot, too.
You would be wasting your time.
Granite stains from salad dressing, peanut butter etc and they are difficult if not impossible to get out without making a bigger stain. Purple primer? no way.

When I work absolutely nothing that could, might or maybe stain goes on granite tops. Even with plastic and cardboard everywhere.
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I've tried the acetone and have had no luck I would hate to try clear primer and have it come out even worse
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Not sure what oxyclean would do either
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I would tell you to try heat but you have to be concerned with cracking the granite if it gets too hot.
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What's your theory with the heat?
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Your best shot is a pro counter guy who MAY be able to polish it out.

Don't hold your breath....

May be easier to plan your new kitchen around the top son the job...
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I think if anything might get it out it would be wil-bond. Its a deglosser. It softens very hard finishes so paint will stick. I now turn to it if I have something impossible to clean.

Having said that, I think it's looking grim. Did you forgive your helper or is he looking for a new job?
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http://wilsonimperial.us/wil_bond.html
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What's your theory with the heat?
I've seen granite guys use a torch to remove stains but I would only do that as a last resort.
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I've seen granite guys use a torch to remove stains but I would only do that as a last resort.
I've seen granite guys use a torch to remove stains but I would only let them try to do that as a last resort.

This makes WAY more sense....
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I've seen granite guys use a torch to remove stains but I would only do that as a last resort.
I would not try that, that will make the crystals pop. Creating a rough sandpaper like finish.
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I would definitely reach out to a pro to try and polish it out. That option seems very possible and less costly than new tops. Hopefully the HO - if any - are...understanding (had to search for the right word).
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I would definitely reach out to a pro to try and polish it out. That option seems very possible and less costly than new tops. Hopefully the HO - if any - are...understanding (had to search for the right word).
That primer sinks in far into the granite, polishing up to 1/4" deep is possible but having a 1/4" dish in the granite is worse than the primer.
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I've had some stains removed, nothing like purple primer. The company I bought it from came out put what they called poultice on it. They mixed a powder with water to the consistency of peanut butter, applied it to the stain. They covered it with clear plastic shrink wrap, trapped around it with painters tape. After that you leave it overnight. Come back the next day and see if it's dry, and scrape it off. The stains they took out were rust stains that popped up from the granite. It still took several applications to remove the stains. After the stain is gone you need to reseal the granite.
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Poultice is good but PVC primer is solution based. Solution based liquids penetrate deeper into stone. That's why it's the best sealer for granite.
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I'm not sure what breaks down purple primer... Maybe paint thinner or denatured alcohol. Once you figure out what breaks it down you need to make a poultice and leave it on the top until completely dry. PM me if you need more info on how to get the stain out- any and every stain can be removed from granite if the correct steps are followed!
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