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