Eliminate Finger Prints on Black Silestone
We just purchased black Silestone counter tops and when we touch it or set a pan or plate on it it leaves a mark that you can still see even after wiping. What can we do to prevent this?
This is a common problem with dark and especially black honed
granite, which is easily solved by applying a color-enhancing sealer
that makes the stone darker so the finger prints are not so noticeable.
Of course, you cannot apply a sealer to Silestone quartz countertops, so it's just a matter of cleaning it. If the fingerprint oils are staining as you may be suggesting ("leaves a mark that you can still see even after wiping"
) then that could be a problem you'll need to contact Silestone or your fabricator about.
Most likely, it is just a matter of oils from fingers and the pots / pans creating a temporary change in the look of the immediate surface that may be irritating but not damaging or permanent.
Although, you may not be using the best quartz countertop cleaner. A change here may solve the issue.
Try using Granite Countertop & Marble Cleaning spray
for a "regular" cleaner. The is a premium-quality countertop cleaner for granite and marble. Excellent for Silestone as well.