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For more than 35 years Torin Dixon has used HMK Stone Care Products as a Professional Stone Fabricator and Installation Contractor.

Teamed up with his wife Diane, together they have 55 years of stone contracting and maintenance experience.

HMK® Stone Care products are Professional Grade, and specifically developed for all natural stone surfaces.


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Stain Removal Techniques for Natural Stone

 How To Remove Stains from Granite & Marble (and other stone)


Stain Removal Techniques for Natural StoneStain Removal - Oils, Grease, Wine and other food juices can penetrate unsealed granite and marble causing unsightly stains. We have Professional Grade products and techniques to solve the most difficult Stain Removal problem.


Many organic (food & oils) stains can be removed using our R55 Intensive Cleaner as discussed here.


Some Deeply Penetrated stains, particularly Oils, Grease, Wine, and Ink may require a Professional Grade Solvent Cleaner or Poultice Stain Removers.




HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner for Stain Removal on Natural Stone

Step #1 Saturate Stain with HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner 

Mix a solution of R55 1:1 (1 Part HOT Water to 1 Part R55) 

Apply to Stain with a Sponge. Allow to dwell on surface for 15 minutes.

Rinse area with Clean Warm Water and allow to dry. 

If stain remains, use R55 as above, allow solution of R55 to dwell for 15 minutes.

Blot area dry with paper towels and immediately go to Step #2






HMK R54 Stain Remover for Stone and Sealer Stripper


 Step #2 Cover area with  HMK R54 Stripper Stain Remover

Apply a generous coat of HMK® R54 undiluted onto the dry surface using a stiff brush, scrubbing brush or suitable pad and let soak in. Do not allow to dry. After 10 to 15 minutes, scrub the area again vigorously, applying more R54. Wait for 15 more minutes.


Wipe product off with paper towel and IMMEDIATELY clean the area thoroughly with HMK® R55 Intensive Cleaner, diluted about 1:4 with clean water. Remove the dirty liquid and rinse the area again with clean water. If patches remain untreated after drying, repeat the treatment as necessary.


Using R55 is necessary to Neutralize the Stripper-Stain Remover
and preparing surface for re-sealing and impregnating.


If Stain Persists, you will need to use a Stain Removing Poultice (see below)




Save on this Combo PackFor your convenience, we now offer a money saving Combo-Pack including R54 & R55














HMK R52 Poultice Stain ExtractorHow to Remove Extremely Deep Penetrated Stains in
Granite, Marble and All Natural Stone


We recommend using HMK R52 Stain Extracting Poultice






Apply R52 onto the surface with a putty knife or spatula and work into the surface with a brush. 

Thereafter add more HMK® R52 to ensure that there is a layer of at least 5mm of poultice. Cover with plastic wrap and tape down edges. Allow to dry for 12 hours. After 12 hours, remove plastic and continue to allow to dry for 12-24 hours.


Once completely dry brush off the hardened poultice or lightly scrape off using a plastic paint scraper or spatula. Do not be alarmed if stone beneath and surrounding Poultice remains darker for several hours or days. The moisture may cause it to appear darker, but once dry it will return to previous appearance.


After removing all the poultice scrub the area  with HMK® R55 Intensive Cleaner diluted about 1:10 with clean water, using a scrubbing brush, stiff brush or a white/tan pad. Remove the dirty liquid and rinse the area thoroughly with clean water.

For deeply penetrated tough stains a second or third treatment may be necessary.



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Follow these techniques to effectively remove various stains from 
natural stone surfaces. These techniques used with Professional 
Grade Stone Care Products will solve many of your stain problems.

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