Polishing Marble is done using multiple products and procedures depending on the stone, this process gives the marble its luster. The marble surface always needs to be totally cleaned, remove all traces of dirt, grit, waxes and sealers before polishing. Equipment needed for larger projects include a floor buffing machine. For smaller applications a small hand held buffer can be used. You'll need buffing pads that fit which ever machine is being used.
For the first polishing, an application of a Marble stripper should be used. If you can visually see the grout between the floor tile, use a stiff bristle brush or plastic scraper to clean the dirty grout. After stripping, rinse the floor twice with clean water and a clean mop. Allow the floor to dry completely. Clean the machine to remove any stripper left. Place a clean pad on buffer and apply Marble polish to the area to be polished.
Apply polish in a 3' x 3' section of the floor. Spray a couple of squirts of the Marble polish onto the surface, using a side-to-side motion, buff the floor until dry. Now go to an adjacent area and do this step again. Work in blocks of four sections until the shine begins to appear. Next move to four different sections. When starting the application process, you may need three treatments to get the desired level of shine. The best results have been obtained when the surface has a nice even shine, and feels a little bit sticky. Do not over buff and scratch your tiles, go slowly.
After you finish polishing, you will need to buff the corners by hand with a small wad of steel wool pad, this will remove residue and even out the glow. With a clean dry dust mop, sweep and remove the polish residue shavings and throw away. Smaller surfaces such as counter tops are able to be done by the home owner; however, you may want to consider a professional contractor for the larger areas such as Marble floors.
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