How to Remove Stains from Marble Floors and Counter Tops

Marble used as flooring and counter tops is a fantastic rock that creates beautiful and solid additions to your home. Like all other household materials, marble is susceptible to staining and potential damage that could come from that. This article lists the details of effective strategies to deal with various types of stains that may be trying the start beef with your marble.

The thing to remember is that stains must be drawn out from marble, and therefore treated as soon as is possible.

Instructions

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    Oil-Based Stains

    Stains that are oil-based will require an overnight treatment, and the potential for a few repeat treatments for stubborn stains. The good news is though, that is it easy, safe and effective.

    Mix 1/2 cup baking soda, dish washing detergent and warm water together slowly in a bowl until they form a thick paste. Apply this paste to the stain, cover with a cloth or container and leave overnight.

    The following day, use a sharp object to scrap the paste away, and a clean cloth to buff the area well.

    Repeat the process as needed to get rid of the stain completely.

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    Plant-Based Stains

    Plant-based stains can wreak havoc on marble, as requires a similar slow and steady treatment. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda, warm water and hydrogen peroxide together slowly in a bowl until they form a thick paste.

    Spread this paste over the stained area and cover with a cloth or container. Allow this to sit overnight.

    The following day, use a sharp object to scrap the paste away, and a clean cloth to buff the area well.

    Repeat the process as needed to get rid of the stain completely.

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    Ink, Crayons and Nail Polish

    These coloured items and paints are to be treated with caution. Two distinct and separate strategies exist based on the colour of your marble.

    If you have light coloured marble, dip cotton balls in hydrogen peroxide or bleach and rub the stained area well until clean.

    If you have darker coloured marble, dip cotton balls in acetone (nail polish remover) and rub the stained area until clean.

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