Which Cleaning Products Can You Use On Marble?

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There are right and wrong cleaning products for use on various surfaces in your home, some of which are not only expensive but vulnerable to harsh chemicals. Marble is not only elegant, expensive, and beautiful, it is a material that requires special care, and careful cleaning is part of that care. Here are some tips to keep in mind to keep any marble surfaces in your home looking their best, and lasting for many years.

The Don’ts

Vinegar, bleach, and Windex are all don’ts when it comes to marble. These are all acidic, and will eat into the marble, making it dull. You should also steer clear of any abrasives like pads or powdered cleansers, since marble can be easily scratched.

The Do’s

The best thing is to use a mild soap and some hot water. Wipe it onto the marble surface and wipe off with a sponge or soft cloth. This won’t leave any scratches or marks. Marble can be protected from stains and scratches by spraying it with a sealant every month. Stains need to be wiped off marble quickly, but a little sealant will buy you some extra time to do so.

Cleaning Stains

Marble is porous and absorbs stains easily. To see to any stains, try using a mix of hydrogen peroxide with a couple drops of ammonia. A little goes a long way. You want just enough ammonia to get rid of the stain. A dull razor can be used to remove paint. If you find the stain is hard to get rid of, you might have to get a professional in to get the stain out.

The Etchings

Etching can be removed by using a polishing powder made specifically for marble. Sprinkle the powder onto the etching and rub gently with a damp, soft cloth. You can also use a buffer pad on a drill. Just use it on low speed. Continue to buff the area until the etch disappears and you see the shine again.

The Baking Soda Wonder

Baking soda is mildly abrasive and should be used infrequently on marble. Having said that, it can be a good solution to use every once in a while. Sprinkle a little baking soda onto the marble. Using a damp cloth, gentle rub it in. Rinse with warm water and dry. Rinsing will neutralize the baking soda.

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