Get the Shine Back: How to Polish Quartz Countertops

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Quartz countertops are practical, durable, easy to maintain, and aesthetically pleasing. With proper care, your quartz countertops will look as good years from now as they do today.

Use these steps to polish your quartz countertops without breaking a sweat. You’ll have them looking as shiny and new in no time!

1) Remove dirt by wiping down your quartz surfaces with distilled water.

This process can be difficult if you haven’t cleaned your countertops in some time; let it soak on any tough stains before moving on to step 2.

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Don’t worry about making perfect streaks or anything – your counters don’t need to be 100% clean at all times.

Just wipe enough so that they won’t leave visible residue on your cloth when you move onto step 2 of polishing.

2) Use Microfiber Cloths

When you’re done cleaning, get out your microfiber cloths (no paper towels!) and gently dry your countertops completely with one end of each cloth. Do not use too much pressure here!

The goal is just to get rid of moisture on their surface; you should not see dripping water afterward unless there was a puddle left behind before you started drying.

3) Wrap a clean microfiber cloth around your index finger.

Now rub in circles, very gently and slowly, over parts of your quartz countertop. Repeat until finished.

While others may try to sell you specialized equipment for polishing quartz countertops, there’s really nothing special about doing it yourself at home—you can even buy containers of DIY paste wax kits to keep things nice and simple!

4) Grab another clean microfiber cloth to finish off your job.

Keep rubbing over your quartz countertops using circular motions until you reach a high gloss shine.

If you feel like adding another layer of protection for your quartz surfaces, add on a second coat once fully dried after your first pass through.

And that’s it! Even though it might seem tedious, keeping up with regular maintenance and keeping your quartz shining comes down to remembering just a few steps.

Spending an hour every six months or so on polishing is a small price to pay for having beautiful countertops all year round.

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