Care and Maintenance

Taking Care of Soapstone

We recommend applying a light coat of Soapstone Enhancer or Mineral Oil to all sinks and counter-tops upon installation. Soapstone Enhance and Minerial Oil both enhance the inherent natural veining characteristics and crystallization detail of the stone. Versatility of finish is one of the great pluses of soapstone. Some homeowners love the natural, untreated soft-gray look. Ohters choose to bring out the color with Soapstone Enhancer or Minerial Oil. Some treat it weekly, others monthly and some treat only when company is coming. However, when treating with minerial oil, the more often you treat after installation, the sooner you will not have to do it as often. If your soapstone becomes scratched, follow the easy restoration instructions below:

1. Sanding Scratches

  • Light scratches will disappear with a direct dab of Minerial Oil or Soapstone Enhancer

2. Oiling or Enhancing

  •  After the scratch has been sanded out, apply a light coat of Minerial Oil or Soapstone Enhancer to the sanded area. The minerial oil application should be repeated 2-3 times over a 2-3 day period until the sanded area matches the coloration of the rest of the stone. Soapstone Enhancer should be applied twice. The second application should be about 24 hours after the first. 
  • To maintain your soapstone use a damp cloth or sponge with cleanser for cleanings when needed. Oiling will enhance the luster and color of the stone, and restore the brand new look. Subsequent coats should be re-applied as you see fit. 

 

Untreated Soapstone

Treated Soapstone


How the silky feel of Soapstone is achieved


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    Address: 154 Ostwalt Amity Rd, Troutman, NC 28166
    Phone: 704-528-8229 (Office)
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Office : 704-528-8229
Paul Durkin (Mobile) : 704-528-8229