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Dealing With Rust Stains In Granite Countertops

Ask The Builder


Last updated 11/27/2019 at 4:13pm

Q: Tim, we just moved into an existing home that’s got granite countertops. When we looked at the house, there were cleverly placed trivets in certain places. I’ve come to discover they were hiding what appears to be rust stains deep in the granite, but I really can’t say for certain. Is this natural? Can anything be done to remove them or lessen their appearance? Would you accept granite that looks like this?

Constance P.

Fresno, Calif.

A. While I’m not a full-time hard-rock geologist, my house happens to rest upon the Meredith Porphyritic Granite, thought by many to be the mo...

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