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This will remove the stain and the top protective surface layer of the stone, which will then need to be resealed and repolished.

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How To Remove Grease and Oil From Granite and Marble by

Before moving on to the most difficult, soaked in stains, it’s worth noting that a well-sealed natural stone countertop is likely to be extremely resistant to oil and grease stains. For a natural stone surface that is well sealed, soak up and remove the stain with clean dry paper towels. Once the entire area has been cleaned, remove the soap residue with a clean soft sponge, free of soap, wet with water. For an unsealed surface, or otherwise set-in stain, use a neutral poultice made from cornstarch. First soak up and remove any excess oil that has not yet soaked in with clean dry paper towels. Apply the cornstarch poultice to the area with plastic spatula or spoon. Familiarize yourself with the materials in and near the area you wish to clean to avoid damaging the material. Wear appropriate clothing such as gloves and protective eyewear, and work in a well-ventilated area.

When confronted with an oily stain on a natural stone surface, it may be tempting to use a citrus-based degreaser to try to lift and remove the dark blot.

Although natural stone is itself porous, the sealants are often applied after installation and are recommended to be re-applied regularly to help maintain the stain resistance of the surface. Use a squeegee to wick away extra moisture and avoid over-wetting and pooling that may damage your countertop and encourage build-up. Use blotting, rather than wiping motions in the cleaning process to avoid spreading the stain.

Add water to the cornstarch 1 tsp at a time, working into the cornstarch gradually to form a paste. Gently press a clean sponge dampened with water to the oil affected area. If there is still an oily mark remaining, you may have to repeat the process. Use a squeegee to wick away extra moisture and avoid over-wetting and pooling that may damage your countertop and encourage build-up. Keep clean dry paper towels or soft rags at hand to promptly wipe up stray cleaner that has landed on an incompatible material. Stains resistant to removal through normal methods and stains of unknown origin may require the assistance of a professional. Before cleaning, always test the agent on an inconspicuous location to determine its suitability and to make certain it does not damage the material.

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Granite counters require proper care and cleaning to maintain their stunning surface and lasting beauty. A common kitchen stain on a granite countertop is a grease/oil-stain. Any oil and grease that is not wiped off the countertop right away will seep into the stone and cause a stain.

A poultice is a stain removing paste that sits on the stains for a length of time and works to absorb and remove grease or oil from the granite. Use a paint stirrer or tongue depressor to spread a thick layer of the mixture on the grease/oil-stains. Place plastic wrap or lay a plastic garbage bag over the paste on the granite. Leave the poultice in place for at least six to eight hours, overnight is best. Begin at the outer rim of the grease/oil-stain and wipe toward the middle fo the stain. If any stains remain on the granite countertop, mix a new poultice and reapply it to the grease and oil-stains. Keep reapplying the poultice if the grease/oil-stains lighten after each application.

The natural stone really adds a touch of elegance and warmth to a room.

Granite is a natural porous stone and is not impervious to scratches and stains. Cooking oil spatters or salad oil spills should always be wiped up immediately from the countertop surface. The longer the oil-stain remains, the farther it will seep into the granite surface and beyond. Work in a well ventilated area, wear protective goggles and gloves for safety. Place the white powdered chalk in a shallow glass container or jar, slowly add acetone and stir continuously with a wood stir stick such as a popsicle stick or tongue depressor until it forms a fairly thick paste.

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Spread the poultice beginning at the outer edge of the grease/oil-stain and work toward the center of the stain.

Use tape to tape down the edges of the plastic to stop the acetone from evaporating. In the morning or after six or eight hours, remove the light tack masking tape and plastic wrap. Wipe the white powdered chalk and acetone poultice off with a clean, dry rag. Use a second clean, dry rag and vigorously rub the area where the grease/oil-stains were.

If the stains no longer lighten, they most likely won’t come out, but most times a poultice is a successful way to remove the stains from a granite counter. Reapply wax monthly or more depending on how much your countertops are used. If your granite countertops are not sealed, avoid cooking and preparing foods on the unprotected granite surface until you are able to seal the counters or have them seaed professionally.

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In fact, it is in a lot of places and can be used ofr a lot of purposes. Limestone is basically, formed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms. In fact, marble is a metamorphic rock that is transformed from limestone. With limestone appearing so ubiquitously in architecture, it makes sense to consider how to clean this popular stone used for flooring, countertops, and even limestone steps. As a result, cleaning limestone could be described in much the same way as marble cleaning is described. On the other hand, there are interior surfaces that you may want to be very clean. Now that we have taken a look at how to clean limestone, what about removing stains?

However, there are things to consider if your thinking about limestone stain removal. There are acidic stains, oil based stains, stains that discolor limestone. In other cases though, as we will see, you might need a different solution for acidic stains. When an acidic substance comes into contact with calcite, it “eats it” or dissolves it. For limestone stains that are etched or for etching in limestone, we offer our etch remover.

You might be surprised to find out that limestone is much more common than most people realize. Taking a little bit of time to consider some uses for this natural stone can prove to be beneficial.

Along the way, we’ll take a look at some of the forms that this material takes and what it means to take care of limestone.

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The major minerals that that compose limestone are clacite and argonite. Limestone has been used in public and private buildings in various ways.

Additionally, because of the calcium carbonate in limestone, it is good to understand some basics about stain removal as well.

Cleaning limestone pavers and cleaning limestone tiles are two ways that you may find yourself maintaining limestone. If the pavers or tiles are outside and used on the ground, you may not need to clean them often. How to get stains out of limestone depends on what kind of stain it is. If the substance that stained the surface is oil based, using our stain remover poultice powder can be an effective way to lift the stain from your limestone surface. If the limestone surface is polished, acids that sit on the material’s surface will cause a dull spot to appear on the surface. You may have learned about etching when reading about marble. Floors, tiles, or countertops that have a polished finish can show etching very easily.

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This type of artificial stone countertops generally require low maintenance. Compared to granite countertops, engineered stone countertops are almost indestructible. Engineered stone countertops are also hygienic because they do not affect the taste of food or compromise its safety when it is prepared on their surface.

Engineered stone countertops only require a simple cleaning routine to maintain their attractive look. Avoid using very strong chemicals and other solutions with unidentified ingredients to clean your engineered stone countertop. Read the label of your cleaning agent before using it to identify its components. For very stubborn dried spills, using multipurpose cleaners and detergents applied to green scouring pads is recommended.

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Do not worry about abrasions because the rough pad would not damage your countertop surface. Regular cleaning using a damp cloth and a mild soap detergent is already enough. You can simply blot the spills, and your engineered stone countertop can look good as new again. Do not place hot plates directly on the surface because prolonged exposure to high heat can damage your engineered stone countertop. Stay away from floor strippers and oven cleaners because they have very strong chemicals that can damage your countertop surface. For engineered stone countertops with honed surfaces or those with a smooth and matte look, using the soap and water solution is enough to clean and polish the surface.

This cleaning technique transfers the dirt from the surface to the pad.

Cast stone counter tops are very resistant to heat, cracks, chipping, stains as well as harmful chemicals. As they are made of nonporous materials, engineered stone countertops do not require regular sealing so to prevent staining, unlike other countertops made of natural stone.

Regular cleaning using a damp cloth and a mild soap detergent is already enough. You can simply blot the spills, and your engineered stone countertop can look good as new again. Do not place hot plates directly on the surface because prolonged exposure to high heat can damage your engineered stone countertop. Stay away from floor strippers and oven cleaners because they have very strong chemicals that can damage your countertop surface. For engineered stone countertops with honed surfaces or those with a smooth and matte look, using the soap and water solution is enough to clean and polish the surface. This cleaning technique transfers the dirt from the surface to the pad. Avoid using very strong chemicals and other solutions with unidentified ingredients to clean your engineered stone countertop.

Read the label of your cleaning agent before using it to identify its components.

For very stubborn dried spills, using multipurpose cleaners and detergents applied to green scouring pads is recommended. Do not worry about abrasions because the rough pad would not damage your countertop surface.

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Finish by cleaning the surface again with your regular stone care product. The spot is about the size of a fingernail and she said the only way to remove it is by using cat litter.

The kitty litter method is basically the best way to remove oil from almost anything. The principle of the method is to use an oil-absorbing powder to soak up the oil. In place of kitty litter, you can use baking soda, cornstarch or flour and mix the powder with either water or hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. There are many recommended methods; mineral spirits, ammonia, bleach or pure acetone.

If routine care doesn’t remove cooking grease from your stone backsplash, try this popular product for safe, effective cleaning of kitchen stone. This will remove any surface dirt or dust as well as some of the top layer of the grease. Apply the paste in a thin (1-2 mm) layer over the stained area with a brush or spatula.

Allow it to sit on the stains for 30-60 minutes, until the paste has had time to dry. This makes it a more practical solution for application over vertical surfaces and in high use areas such as behind the cooktop. However, the method is usually adapted into a poultice for stone tile. If the oil cannot be soaked out of the tile with a poultice, you will next want to try a chemical cleaner to break down the oil.

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The aesthetic is earthy yet clean and sophisticated, with a rustic finish, plank-style details and nailhead trim that pay homage to reclaimed barn wood.

The tag provides a universal cleaning code indicating best cleaning practices. Blot again with a solution of one teaspoon mild detergent with one teaspoon of white vinegar in a quart of warm water. All leather or “genuine” leather has natural markings, including variations of shade and tone, as well as nicks, scratches and wrinkles—characteristics that distinguish it from manmade materials. Their origin might be anything from healed scars and barbed wire scratches, to skin “stretch marks” and insect bites. Such “imperfections” are your assurance that you have a true leather hide.

Leather is very durable; however, it is not accident or damage proof. Do not use abrasives; harsh chemicals; saddle soap; leather cleaners that contain any oils, soaps or detergents; or common household cleaners on leather furniture. Before using any cleaning/conditioning product on leather, test it in an obscure area. Rub corn starch briskly into the stain with your fingers until the heat from the friction is felt. Starting at the spot, dampen the leather and move the sponge to the edges of the cushion. Keep furniture away from heating and air conditioning sources to prevent loss of moisture; and avoid direct sunlight to prevent fading or darkening of wood. Use placemats under plates and hot pads under serving dishes and coasters under beverages. The ink from these items may bleed into the finish and could damage the wood. To remove cloudiness, rub surface with cloth dipped in solution of one tablespoon of vinegar mixed with one quart of water. To remove candle wax or chewing gum, hold an ice cube over the wax or gum for a few seconds so that it will chill and harden.

Remove as much of the wax or gum as possible with your fingers and then scrape away the remainder gently using the dull edge of a table knife. Do not clean glass without gently removing excessive dirt and debris first, so as not to scratch the surface.

Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on metal finishes, as they can be quite damaging. These water spots will dry and could possibly leave permanent marks. From piece to piece, and even on a single quarried slab, there will be certain color variations. They result from immense heat and pressure, which formed the stone eons ago. And while marble, slate and natural stone are certainly quite durable, by no means should be treated as indestructible. Use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices; use placemats under china, ceramics, silver or other objects that may scratch the stone surface.

Do not use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub and tile cleaners. Don’t leave pools of water on marble surface, as this could end up leaving a stain.

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For your reference, our upholstered products have a tag either under one of the seat cushions or beneath the unit itself. By no means should they be considered a defect; nor will they affect the durability or construction of your piece. Also keep in mind, grain patterns and coloring of leather will vary from hide to hide and also within the same hide, making leather all the more interesting and unique. Keep leather furniture out of direct sunlight and at least two feet from heat sources to avoid fading and cracking. The ink from these items may be transferred onto the leather. Additionally, leather conditioners provide a barrier to stains and help extend the life of your leather. That heat loosens the oil and allows the corn starch to absorb the oil before the leather can. Should you have a “ring” or demarcation from glass condensation from a glass, soak a new sponge with room temperature water; wring sponge as much as possible. Allow moisture to become less and less as you get further from the spot. Use felt backing on lamps and other accessories to prevent scratches and gouges, and rotate accessories so they do not remain in the same spot all the time.

These types of crayons and markers are made especially for furniture and work well touching up most flaws. Rub in the same direction as the grain until surface is completely dry. To remove water rings, rub with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and cooking oil in the same direction of the grain. To clean glass, choose a non-abrasive commercial glass cleaner, or use warm water and a soft, lint-free cloth. Much of the metal you’ll find is powdercoated, resulting in a smooth, even surface. Simply dusting regularly with a clean, dry cloth will generally do the trick. Note: iron or steel frames can rust furniture is exposed to excessive humidity, particularly in saltwater locations. It’s important to place these furnishings out of direct sunlight so the color and vibrancy of the painted finish remains fresh and crisp. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on painted finishes, as they can be quite damaging. These characteristics do not impair function or durability; rather they add to the beauty.

Do not use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone.

Professional refinishing is recommended to remove etch marks and restore the stone’s natural finish. Rustic finish, plank-style details and nailhead trim pay homage to reclaimed barn wood, making for a chic look loaded with charm.

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Since granite is a solid natural element it’s very difficult to stain it, but it is still possible with prolonged exposure to certain substances. First of all, home owners should seal their granite countertop at installation time and reseal it annually.

Sealing granite countertops is important because its pores can open and absorb stains faster otherwise. Regular maintenance of granite countertops should include thorough cleaning. The easiest way to clean a granite countertop is to use a neutral cleaner or a mild soap and water solution. A soft cleaning sponge dipped in mild soap and water can be used to gently scrub a granite countertop, then it should be rinsed with water and dried with a soft cloth. Lemon juice, vinegar and strong wine can leave unwanted color stains on a granite countertop, especially light colored countertops.

Fresh meat should also be kept away from a granite countertop, because it can leave blood stains or an unpleasant odor that will stick in your countertop. This will help absorb some of the water and blood that seeps out of the meat, so as long as the countertop is wiped down afterward it should be safe. Cooking oil seeps between tiny pores in the granite surface and stains it from the inside out. Granite countertops are very durable and do resist most stains, but every surface has its natural enemies. Having kitchen countertops sealed at least once a year is the best way to avoid stains, which is one reason why this material is a bit more high-maintenance than other counter materials.

Granite is made from magma that has flowed from hot temperatures to cooler ones, where it forms a crystalline rock of feldspar and quartz. There are a few steps that home owners can take to prolong the life of their granite countertops, though. Reputable granite countertop manufacturers include sealing in their services, and sell granite countertops that are pre-sealed. Granite countertops might also not be as sanitary if they aren’t sealed regularly. Kitchen countertops should be cleaned after each use, especially if fresh meat, fish and produce has been prepared on it. Strong detergents and abrasive sponges or scrubs can scratch a granite surface, so these should be avoided.

There are some substances that should always be kept away from granite slabs, such as acidic liquids from natural citrus fruits. If a recipe calls for use of these acidic liquids during food preparation, just remember to wipe down the granite countertop quickly with mild soap and water. This can happen even if it has been properly sealed, so home cooks should place a protective material like tin foil, plastic or parchment paper under the meat. Spilling oil can also damage a granite countertop; in fact, oil is the one liquid that stains granite countertops the most.

This can be prevented by having granite countertops sealed on a regular basis, and by careful food preparation. Avoiding abrasive cleaners, fresh meats, acidic liquids and oils should help avoid most granite stains. The extra work is well worth the beauty it achieves, though.

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This is different from staining, and happens when something acidic like lemon juice or tomato ketchup is spilt and not mopped up. Depending on the lighting that hits the surface, these can be very visible. Wiping surfaces with warm soapy water and a gentle cloth or sponge will clean your countertop well, but any etching or stains that have permeated the surface will linger.

To tackle etching, dampen the surface and sprinkle on some marble polishing powder. You may need a professional to remove the sealer and marking. For organic stains(tea, food, fruit, coffee) use a few drops of ammonia and 12% hydrogen peroxide. Water spots and rings can be carefully buffed with dry steel wool. Rust can be removed with a poultice but these are hard stains to get rid of, and maybe permanent. If all the above sounds complicated, and you’re concerned about damaging your marble countertops, we don’t blame you. With our unique diamond pads, we can remove all marks promptly and safely, giving you peace of mind – and one less thing to worry about. We are expert in all types of floors, including marble, limestone, travertine and more.

But, especially in the kitchen, it’s understandable if you have concerns over this porous material’s susceptibility to etching and staining.

The acid eats away at the stone’s calcium carbonate, leaving dull spots and rings on the marble as permanent marks. So vinegar, bleach and other acids should be kept away from the stone – and don’t use any harsh or abrasive cleaning products.

And if your stone has a glossy, polished surface, markings will show up more. Work this into the stone with a moist cloth and buff until the mark has gone. Smoke can be removed with specialist products or ask for professional advice. Paint stains , if they are small, can be removed with a lacquer thinning product, or use a razor blade to scrape off carefully. Some aspects of marble restoration and marble polishing are definitely best left to the professionals. We work to the highest environmental standards, and have many years’ experience across a wide range of premises.

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Regular cleaning or scrubbing won’t work as stains are from substances that have absorbed into the granite.

A poultice is a paste that functions to draw out the stain from the granite or stone. The ingredients will vary depending on what (oil, ink, rust, etc.) stained the granite. For an oil stain… acetone or mineral spirits is the key ingredient.

Apply the poultice paste to the stain so it overlaps the stain by 1/2 inch. It’s during this period that the stain is being drawn out of the granite. Depending on the severity of the stain you may have to repeat this process 2–3–4 times. What is the best way to repair a chip in a granite countertop? Is there a good alternative to granite countertops to save money?

The trick is knowing what ingredients go in the poultice. During this time the acetone is absorbing into the granite and interacting / binding with the oil. This could take 24–48 hours, but just leave it be until completely dry. When poultice is completely dry, carefully remove it and inspect the stain. If at some point it appears the stain has not lightened or improved, then that is likely the best result you’ll get. For specific info on how to remove all types of stains check out this granite & marble stain removal ebook.

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How To Clean Oil and Grease Stains From Kitchen Walls by

More than the spices, it is the oil we use for cooking that create a layer of grease on the kitchen walls, which is just behind the gas oven. And the grease stains is anytime tougher to clean than the ordinary stains. Ideally, you have to do it yourself or else find a cleaner to deep clean the kitchen every three months or so. It is certain that you want to completely get rid of those stains, but still, do not use an excess amount of chemicals to clean oil and stains on kitchen walls, because those chemicals can fade the wall’s color. White vinegar is also a very good natural agent that can fight stains created by smoke. But if you make a solution of vinegar and water, then it will be a good solution to used for regular maintenance cleaning. Just sprinkle some amount of baking soda on a sponge or any gentle scrubber, and wipe down the greasy surface of the kitchen walls.

You can also mix salt with rubbing alcohol in 1:4 ratio, and rub it thoroughly over the oil and grease stains.

Just make a paste of borax and lemon juice, and apply it over the greasy area, and then let it stay for some time until the borax absorbs the oil and grease. Hope you will try some of these cleaning tips to deep clean your kitchen.

Therefore, you need to clean oil and grease stains from kitchen walls daily, or at least weekly. Even if you have a back-splash or tiles behind the gas oven, you’ll see a layer of grease over it. If you have the same issue, you need to clean oil and grease stains from the kitchen walls thoroughly every week. Cleaning your kitchen’s walls is really challenging, and you’ll need to work really hard because the oil and grease stains on your kitchen walls are very stubborn and really hard to remove. Instead, you can use some natural ingredients to clean oil and grease from kitchen walls. If you directly use vinegar on walls, it is surely going to clean your grease and smoke stains. Just spray the vinegar or the vinegar-water solution directly on the wall, and wipe it down with a damp rag or sponge. After rubbing the walls gently, wipe it down with a clean dry cloth to remove the baking soda’s residue.

But did you know, this oil can clean oil and grease stains? You will see it effectively helps you to clean oil and grease stains. After that, spray some borax solution or vinegar solution over the area and wipe it down using a sponge or damp rag/cloth. Gently wipe the mixture from the wall with a sponge or cloth, and you are done! Chemicals will no doubt work, but they can harm the wall and its color. You can also use these methods to clean other walls, but the other rooms aren’t prone to grease as much as the kitchen.

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Here are a few recommendations on what can be done in case greasy substances form stains on your natural-stone tiles. Nonetheless, homeowners should implement some basic measures to keep them from happening. Bottles of cooking oil should not rest directly on stone countertops. Everyone who cleans the floor in a household should know stone floors should never be waxed.

When granite slabs or tiles are optimally sealed, cooking oil or salad dressing can simply be wiped off. The best way to maintain a proper seal is to use a granite sealer frequently. This paste should be left to sit for 24 hours, then remove and rinse with water.

If a stain forms on the tile, the culprit is likely the pigment used to manufacture the candle.

However, this may not always be possible in kitchens, bathrooms, and other living spaces. Candles should be lit only when they are firmly placed in holders with wide and sturdy bases. A good seal will not allow fluids and other substances to penetrate the stone. The mixture should have the consistency of pancake batter, and it should be spread all around the stain until it is completely covered. If the stain does not fully come off, the paste can be applied again. The method mentioned above may work for removing the wax in this situation.

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It is composed primarily of calcium carbonate and usually contains other minerals.

For white marble to maintain its extraordinary look for the next generations, precautions and maintenance need to be carried out. When such a product is applied to a surface, the oil tends to penetrate into pores of white marble. The oil stains usually appear as circles and are often dark in the center. What best to do when you notice the stain is to wash the surface of the white marble with ammonia, rinse with plenty of water, then repeat.

Best keep the area damp by covering it with plastic wrap sealed with masking tape. However, a few types of stains caused by fruits that are acid-based like orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemons… may need extra actions. The best solution yet is to clean up with 12% hydrogen peroxide (hair bleaching strength) and a few drops of ammonia. The poultice is spread over the stained area to a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2 inch with a wood or plastic spatula, covered with plastic and left to work for 24 to 48 hours. Poultice procedures may have to be repeated to thoroughly remove a stain. If you attempt to remove them a few times and nothing seems to be happening, you might have to call in a professional.

Lichens and mosses in particular, produce oxalic acid which can damage certain types of white marble, causing an unhealthy look for the pure white surface. Mix one tablespoon of non-ionic soap with one gallon of water, add one tablespoon of ammonia to the mixture. This will help to eliminate any streaking and avoid erosion on the stone. Avoid cleaning your white marble walls of floors more than once every 18 months. They are readily absorbed into dry white marble when they are spilled or applied to the surface. For example, red wine leaves purple-pink stain while ink or dyes cause dark brown to lighter color on the pure white marble floor or table.

With ink stains on white marble countertops or coffee table, use only non-acid-based bleach or hydrogen peroxide of 20%. Between sections, wipe with the damp cloth or sponge to prevent the cleaning agent from sitting on the pure white marble for too long and potentially damaging the surface. Small amounts of paint on a pure white marble surface can be removed with lacquer thinner or scraped off carefully with a razorblade. Paint strippers can etch the surface of the white marble, leaving behind foggy whitespots and making the pure white marble surface less glossy; re-polishing may be necessary.

Protect yourself with rubber gloves and eye protection, and work in a well-ventilated area. There are many different agents of deterioration may have a degrading effect on the appearance and structural soundness of white marble.

Marble is metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to extremely high heat and pressure. Vietnam pure white marble only forms when the level of calcium carbonate is over 98%, with low impurities, which gives it the pure whiteness without any visible veins. The first step in proper white marble maintenance is to understand your material’s geological composition, as well as the reasons for the damages on marble surface. Most of these products are composed of some material, often pigmented, suspended in an oily vehicle. The pigmented matrix may rest on the surface, while the oil is absorbed into white marble, generally causing a darkening effect. Or cover the area with a 1/2 –inch-thick paste of 20 percent hydrogen peroxide and powdered whiting from the paint store. After 10 to 15 minutes, rinse with water again but avoid any wood trim. Stains caused by organic products are normally of pinkish-brown color and may disappear after the source of the stain has been removed from the pure white marble countertop or coffee table. Using store-bought stains remover for stones may leave a halo around the rim of the stain.

Copper and bronze stains appear as green or muddy-brown on the pure white marble floors and counters in bathroom, living room… and result from the action of moisture on nearby or embedded bronze, copper or brass items. A poultice is a liquid cleaner or chemical mixed with a white absorbent material to form a paste about the consistency of peanut butter. The liquid cleaner or chemical will draw out the stain into the absorbent material. However, deep-seated, rusty stains are extremely difficult to remove and your white marble table or countertop may be permanently stained. These growths should be removed, as they attract moisture to the surface of the white marble walls or white marble floors and hold it there, which can lead to more serious problems. Use only a soft bristled brush when scrubbing white marble surface, always move in an orbit motion randomly all over the stone. Instead, rinse with clean rain water to remove bird droppings and other debris whenever needed.

This type of stain is likely to be extremely localized around the area of contact, so the best to do is to spot the stain and immediately remove it. Remember to apply the swab soaked in cleaning agent directly to the wine or ink stain, working about an inch at a time.

Use only wood or plastic scrapers for removing the sludge and curdled paint.

Understanding the reasons for weariness of your pure white marble, as well as keep in mind the tips for maintenance will ensure a long-lasting and elegant white marble countertop.


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