Marble is generally polished, and unless sealed it is porous and easily stained. Marble is also able to be etched by acids. Marble may be stone, but it stains easily, so you need to wipe anything off that is spilled on it immediately, as you would on a wood surface. Also, avoid setting beverages glasses directly on marble, as like wood, this can leave rings. Using coasters with glasses is highly recommended.
Regular cleaning includes washing your marble surface with lukewarm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Wiping your marble surface with a damp chamois is suggested as it will not leave streaks. Unsealed Marble that has become dull can have a shine brought back to it using a commercial marble cleaner and polish. For badly damaged marble surfaces, if it's scratched or etched by excessive wear, you will most likely need to have it professionally polished. Marble professionals have the right equipment for the job and know how to use their tools properly.
There are different types of stains that can affect your marble. Organic stains, such as tea coffee. These stains will need a poultice soaked with 20% peroxide and a few drop's of ammonia. Stains that are oil based, such as the oils from butter, lotions need attention right when the spill occurs. You can do this by spreading the surface with ordinary household corn starch. Let it stand for a few hours, Scrub with a stiff brush and hot sudsy water. Or wipe with a dampened cloth of ammonia.
Rust stains from an item such as a metal lamp on the surface or metal container, you can use a commercial rust remover. . Acid stains, from citrus fruits juices and carbonated beverages need to be wiped up immediately; they can etch and dull your surface.. If stains seem to be impossible to remove, your Marble professional will be able to help remove them and bring the beauty back to your surface.
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