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Bleach and Granite Countertops

By Dr. Laundry January 11, 2013

Is Clorox® Regular-Bleach safe to use on my granite countertops?

Yes, Clorox® Regular-Bleach is safe for sealed granite countertops. Remember, bleach should never be used full strength for cleaning any surface–it should always be diluted with water first. For disinfecting countertops, use a solution of 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach per gallon of water (or ½ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach). Apply the bleach solution and let stand for 5 minutes, rinse thoroughly, and allow to air dry.