Knowledge Base: Marble Restoration, A Fragile Touch
How To Clean Stains From Marble – Marble Restoration
Marble is a beautiful investment that you should protect by carefully deciding what cleaning methods you are going to use to make sure you don’t cause any damage. Restoring your stained marble to its original allure could be a delicate job because marble is a natural stone that can get stained or damaged during the restoration process. It is a soft stone that can be susceptible to stains and discoloration.
To learn more about marble, visit the Marble Institute , specially if you would like to learn more about polishing, cleaning, and zero stain marble. The following is a very simple cleaning method. If this does not work, do not use abrasives or heavy solvents. This is the time to call an expert.
Easy Method: Making a simple Poultice
To begin with, the longer a stain sits, the more likely it is to soak-in and the harder it is to remove. The following is a removal technique for marble restoration that will work for several common stains.
You will need the following:
- Small bowl
- Plastic Wrapper
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Whiting powder (available in any home improvement stores)
In a normal sized bowl, start by mixing the hydrogen peroxide with water to make a thick paste. This paste is the poultice. You will want to create a thick paste with the consistency soft clay. Once it has reached the desired consistency, apply it liberally on the stained area. Cover the stained area with a plastic wrap and tape it. Wait until it’s dry…. it can take up to a day or two.
When you are sure that the marble is dry, use a sponge to wipe the paste away. After that, rinse with clean water and make sure to clean the area as normal and allow it to dry. Repeat until stain is gone.