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Nuts and Acorns
I am wondering about the Soaps that you're using with your dishes is it creating some type of a film? change around your dish soap and see if that makes it better or keeps it about the same.
   
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faeryhollow

I have the same problem with our antique soapstone sink but I also have areas that look like crusty, discolored patches. I suspect they are from some type of build-up from food oils or maybe even from cleaning products but I can't find a way to clean down to the bare surface of the soapstone. I will probably resort to sanding it and then oiling with mineral oil again. Has anyone else had this issue?

   
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Nuts and Acorns

I have only soapstone counters my sink is a stainless steel high grade large farmhouse sink.. however I could kick myself that I did not get the soapstone sink.

Was rethinking this and it might have something to do with minerals in your water and/or connection with cleaning products.

If you cleaned and then oil it ..and you're using a detergent types dishwashing soap it's going to take the oil off pretty quick I would think. You might look into a beeswax dressing to put on the sink and buff it and hand Buff it

   

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