How to clean sticky spills off natural stone worktops

No matter how careful you are, you can never completely protect your kitchen worktops from spills. If you have young children, the chances of juice, honey, or something sticky spilling on your worktops are considerably high. Even if your kids try to clean up the mess, the chances are, they won’t do a perfect job and you will notice that your worktop will still have a sticky residue.

A simple wipe with a wet cloth or sponge might do the trick. If, however, the substance is more stubborn and this doesn’t quite do the trick, you should soak a cloth or sponge in some hot water and then place it on the sticky area. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping again. The hot water will soften the sticky substance and make it easy to remove with just a gentle wipe.

Remember, the last thing you want to do is scrub or scrape the substance off. No matter how stuck it might seem, you should always use nothing more than water and possibly some stone friendly soap. If you spill something like glue on your worktops, you should also be careful about using solvents since they can cause damage. If need be, have somebody sand the area down, polish, and seal for the best results.