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Cleaning Marble Countertops
- Jan 04, 2019 -

As marble are expensive andcleaning marble countertop is also hard,

so marble countertops are not really commonly. Marble countertops

need periodic resealing that should be done by the manufacturer or

contractor. Marble is a porous material that can stain and scratch

easily if it is not sealed or if the seal has worn off. But despite

this, marble is a really beautiful stone and it can make any kitchen

look elegant and classy. To maintain the beauty and finish of your

marble countertop, it should be properly cleaning marble countertops.

For the seal to last longer, wipe off spills immediately. Avoid

spilling acidic liquids on it because the surface can etch. Make sure

to use coasters or place mats when setting beverages on your marble

countertop to avoid getting moisture rings Regular cleaning Use a

damp chamois cleaning marble countertops so it would not leave

streaks. Wipe it down occasionally with lukewarm water, and wipe it

dry with a clean cloth. Once a year, wash the marble countertop with

dishwashing detergent dissolved in water. Rinse well and wipe dry. A

coat of colorless wax can help seal your marble countertop and

protect it from stains. However, do not use wax on white marble

because it can cause it to yellow. For best results, buy professional

marble sealers from your marble countertop manufacturer or

distributor Special cleaning Over time, your marble countertop can

become dull and require polishing. Before, professional polishing to

make your marble countertop look like new could only be done by

marble manufacturers. But now, commercial marble cleaners and

polishers are sold in the market, and you can use them to polish your

marble countertop yourself. Dull and etched surfaces can be polished

by rubbing putty powder or tin oxide with a damp cloth on the marble

countertop surface. Buff it with an electric polisher to get great

results. Removing stains Different chemical mixtures are recommended

for taking out different types of stains on a marble countertop. The

common chemicals used for removing stains are ammonia, 20% peroxide,

acetone, dishwashing detergent, and commercial rust stain remover. It

is recommended to use a poultice such as a blotter, napkin, facial

tissue, or paper towel to apply these chemicals. The poultice should

be left on the stain for an hour to 48 hours, depending on the depth

and age of the stain. Use a plastic wrap to hold the poultice down

and lock the moisture, otherwise, dampen the poultice regularly to

maintain its moisture. Mix only the amount of chemicals that you need

for immediate use, and just make a new batch if more is needed. When

using chemicals that contain acid, make sure that you do not let the

poultice remain too long on the marble because they can etch the

surface.