I have a bathroom tiled with granite tile floor and walls. the granite is sealed with xypex (seems to be still well sealed) and is a salt and pepper quartzite granite. (see pic)

granite tile with stasin

one of the tiles has a dark stain on the surface about 6 ft up and to the right of the toilet, exactly where you might put your hand if you were urinating into the toilet. so I am assuming its mostly just natural oil from someone's hand, but there may be other gunk in there (ewwwwwww). anyhow, I have removed lots of stains from granite and stone on horizontal applications (acetone and/or poultices) but this ones awkward. poultices wont stay in place, acetone runs off before it has a chance to work. tried brake cleaner and various degreasers, all to no avail. I made some progress just standing there spraying and wiping acetone, over and over again, but its too inefficient. I also tried spraying acetone on a sponge (which it attacked) and taping it up under some plastic film (the acetone dissolved the tape glue) but it didn't work. anyone have any ideas?

  • If standard cleaners are not working, it could possibly be a natural coloration of the stone. – Jason Hutchinson Nov 25 '15 at 21:29
  • If you get toilet paper wet enough and slap it on hard enough, it will stick to damn near anything. – Comintern Nov 26 '15 at 2:08
  • I know the discoloration is not natural as I have used this granite many times and its homogenous to the point of almost looking artificial. plus, I have made some progress with acetone. – personal privacy advocate Nov 26 '15 at 4:35
  • toilet paper was my thought too, but the acetone offgasses so fast that it fell off pretty quickly. mind you, maybe I could do it repeatedly. its got to be better than standing there spraying like a window cleaner. you may have reminded me its a better idea than I first thought. thanks – personal privacy advocate Nov 26 '15 at 4:37

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