Scuff marks on your quartz countertops can be a real pain to remove. In this article, I will discuss several methods that you can use to remove scuff marks from your quartz countertops. I will also provide some tips on how to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Before we get into the details on how to remove scuff marks from your quartz countertops, let’s first discuss how quartz countertops get scuffs in the first place.
How Do Quartz Countertops Get Scuffed?
There are a few different ways that quartz countertops can become scuffed. Here are a few of the most common ways to scuff your quartz countertops:
Placing Hot Pots And Pans On Quartz Countertops
This is one of the most common ways to scuff your quartz countertops.
When you place a hot pot or pan on your quartz countertop, it can cause the quartz countertop to scuff and become discolored.
This can still happen even if your hot pots or pans are not so hot.
Cutting Food Directly On The Countertop
Another way to scuff your quartz countertops is by cutting food directly on the countertop.
Because quartz is a very hard countertop material and may not scratch instantly when you cut on them, over time, the quartz countertop will start to show scuff marks which can eventually develop into scratches.
This can particularly happen if you are not using a cutting board or if you are using a dull knife.
Using Abrasive Scrubbers or Abrasive Sponges
Quartz countertops can also get scuff marks when you use abrasive scrubbers or abrasive sponges to clean them.
Abrasive sponges and scrubbers can damage the finish on your quartz countertops and leave behind scuff marks that can make your quartz countertop look very old.
Dropping Heavy Objects Onto The Countertop
Last but not least, your quartz countertops could also get scuffed if you drop both heavy and light objects onto the countertop.
This can be anything from butter knives, spoons, forks, and even your keys. My wife always leaves behind a bunch of scuff marks whenever she grates cheese for the kids.
Even if the object does not chip or crack through the quartz countertop, it can still scuff and damage the finish of your quartz countertop.
Scuff Marks Can Also Be Pencil Marks
In addition to the scuff marks that are caused by physical objects, your quartz countertops can also get scuffed by pencils.
Pencils can leave behind a dark mark on your quartz countertop that is difficult to remove. If you have small children in your home, this is probably something that you have already experienced.
Now that we’ve discussed how your quartz countertops can get scuffed let’s move on to discussing how you can remove those pesky scuff marks.
Scuff Marks Can Also Come From Aluminum Foils
If you frequently use aluminum foil to cook, then this could also be the reason why your quartz countertops are getting scuffed.
When you place an aluminum foil on your quartz countertop and then remove it, it can leave behind a dark mark that is very difficult to remove.
How To Remove Scuff Marks From Quartz Countertops
There are a few different ways that you can remove scuff marks from your quartz countertops.
In this section, I will discuss a few of the most effective methods that you can use to remove scuff marks from your quartz countertops.
Method One: Using Magic Eraser
One of the most effective and safest ways to remove scuff marks from your quartz countertops is by using a magic eraser.
The magic eraser is made up of melamine foam, and it is one of the most effective abrasive-non-abrasive materials you can use to remove stains, grease, grime, and scuff marks from surfaces.
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is one of the most popular magic erasers on the market, and it is very effective at removing scuff marks from quartz countertops.
There are other brands of magic erasers you can get depending on which part of the world you live in.
To use the magic eraser to remove scuff marks on your quartz countertop, here are the steps you need to follow.
- Start by wetting the magic eraser with water.
- You want to make sure that the magic eraser is wet but not dripping wet.
- Once the magic eraser is wet, start rubbing it on the scuff mark that you want to remove from your quartz countertop.
- Continue rubbing the magic eraser on the scuff mark until it disappears.
- Once the scuff mark is gone, use a clean and dry cloth to wipe away any residue that might be left behind by the magic eraser.
And that’s it! You have now successfully removed a scuff mark from your quartz countertop using elbow grease and a magic eraser.
Let’s move on to the next method.
Method Two: Using Clay Or Mud
This is one of the most unconventional methods you can use to remove scuff marks from your quartz countertops, but it is also one of the most effective.
All you need for this method is some clay or mud and a little bit of elbow grease. You can simply get some clay or collect some fine dirt from outside your house to use for this method.
Once you have collected some clay or mud, follow these steps to remove the scuff mark from your quartz countertop.
- Start by sieving the clay or mud to remove any large chunks that might be present.
- Once you have a fine powder, wet it with some water to form a paste.
Apply the paste to the scuff mark on your quartz countertop and continue to rub it in until the scuff mark disappears.
- Use a clean damp cloth to remove any residue that might be left behind by the clay or mud paste.
And that’s it! You have now successfully removed a scuff mark from your quartz countertop using clay or mud.
Method Three: Using White Grout And Rubbing Alcohol
Another awesome remedy that works like magic is using white grout and rubbing alcohol. For this method, all you need is some white grout and rubbing alcohol.
This is an awesome solution for even the toughest scuff marks on your quartz countertop. To remove the scuff mark from your quartz countertop using this method, follow these steps.
- Start by mixing the white grout with some rubbing alcohol to form a paste.
- Apply the paste to the scuff mark on your quartz countertop and continue to rub it in until the scuff mark disappears.
- Use a clean rubbing alcohol-damp cloth to remove any residue that might be left behind by the white grout and rubbing alcohol paste.
Now with the help of some mild dish soap solution and cloth, clean your quartz countertop thoroughly, rinse and dry. Voila!
Method Four: Using Toothpaste
When it comes to cleaning, I love home remedies, and toothpaste is one of my favorites. It is easily available and can be used to clean a number of things, including scuff marks on your quartz countertop.
To remove the scuff mark from your quartz countertop using this method, follow these steps:
- Start by wetting the area around the scuff mark with water.
- Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the scuff mark and start rubbing it in with your finger.
- Use a clean and damp microfiber cloth to wipe away any residue that might be left behind by the toothpaste.
- Done! It’s actually that simple!
Method Five: Using Bar Keepers Friend
One of the best ways to remove scuff marks from your quartz countertop is by using Bar Keepers Friend.
It is a gentle yet effective cleaner that can be used on a number of surfaces, including quartz countertops.
The Keepers Friend has been around for years and is one of the most trusted cleaners when it comes to removing scuff marks and stains.
It comes in about three different versions and my personal go-to is the Bar Keepers Friend Paste version, as it is a lot easier to use and very effective.
To remove the scuff mark from your quartz countertop using the bar keepers friend, follow these steps:
- Pour or squirt out some Bar Keepers Friend paste onto the scuff mark.
- With the help of a paper towel, begin to wipe away the scuff mark.
- You might need to apply some pressure while doing this.
- Use a clean and damp paper towel to remove any residue that might be left behind by the Bar Keepers Friend paste.
- And there you have it! You have now removed the scuff mark from your quartz using Bar Keepers Friend cleaner.
Metal marks are the most common scuff marks you’ll find on your quartz countertops. While these scuff marks make your countertop surfaces look dirty, they are actually very easy to remove using the right methods.
The best way to remove scuff marks from quartz countertops is by using Bar Keepers Friend Paste.
However, there are a number of other effective methods that you can use as well, including toothpaste, clay or mud, and white grout mixed with rubbing alcohol.
Whichever method you choose, make sure you follow the instructions carefully and always test the cleaner on a small area first to avoid damaging your quartz countertop.
By following the tips and tricks in this article, you’ll have your quartz countertops looking good as new in no time! Thanks for reading!