Honed granite countertops are expensive, so the last things you want to see on your countertops are scratches and scrapes. However, you should not worry. Granite is actually one of the easiest stones to polish. With the help of some tools for the home and a little time, you can polish your counter to be smooth again in no time.
Cleaning the honed granite countertops, before polishing your granite countertop, you should clean it thoroughly to remove any hardened dirt. Spray the surface with granite cleaner and clean the countertop with a soft sponge or non-abrasive wash cloth. Dry with a paper towel or a clean cloth. Alternatively, you can make your own cleaning solution to use by combining a totally natural liquid soap and warm water. Put some jets of soap in an empty spray bottle and fill the rest with water. Next, seal and shake the bottle, and use this mixture to clean the countertop following the instructions above.
Buy a granite polishing product to use on your countertop. Make sure your product is safe for honed granite countertops, since some stone polishes are too acidic or abrasive for granite. Apply the polish to the countertop following the instructions indicated on the packaging. Then, use a clean, non-abrasive cloth to polish the countertop, using large, circular movements. Rinse the polish according to the instructions.