However, if you are quick off the mark and get to the potential stain before it penetrates your stone, you will be able to remove it. If a spill or stain happens and you don’t have a special marble cleaning product in the house, all is not lost. Acidic spills such as fruit juice, wine, vomit and urine will etch your marble. Seals break down over time and need to be stripped off and re-coated every so often.

However, the seal gives you a little time to wipe up the spill before it penetrates the stone.

Can you remove a stain from marble without specialist cleaning products? A seal closes the pores on your marble surface, helping to prevent spills from getting into your stone and causing stains and discolouration. This causes stains that appear like dull and rough patches on your marble floor. Sealing your marble does not completely protect it from spills, unfortunately. Using a baking soda poultice as described above will help remove the stain or prevent it getting in too deep.

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Acid can be extremely damaging to the marble floor, depending in the concentration it is in.

The best and safe way is to use acid which isn’t very highly concentrated. This often occurs if the acid isn’t properly cleaned or some of it is left behind due to carelessness. Fold the cotton gauze twice to make into a small square according to the acid stain size on the marble. Remove the plastic wrap and wash the paste off with water and soap. In case the stain was old and hasn’t completely gone away reapply the paste. After leaving the paste on for twenty four hours remove the plastic wrap and wash the paste off with water and soap. In case the stain was old and hasn’t completely gone away reapply the paste and repeat the above steps. Pour about one eighth of the rubbing alcohol into the empty bowl and add three to four drops of the liquid dishwater and mix well.

To get the stubborn dirt marks off the marble floors of your new house, there are numerous methods that involve the use of acid. Very strong acid may corrode the marble floor thoroughly leaving behind deep and shallow holes in it. On the dark surface of marble these stains might even go unnoticed but on the lighter surfaces these marks are quite visible and extremely unappealing.

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Now cover the acid stain on the marble with this folded gauze and cover it with the small plastic bag. After doing all this you will surely get rid of acid stains on marble. This might lighten the color of the marble; therefore this method is best for light colored marble.

Take the empty bowl and mix a cup of unbleached flour with three table spoons of the mild dishwashing liquid. Now start adding water until the mixture has the thickness of sour cream. Pour it into the spray bottle and spray the mixture on the acid stain on the marble. Removing unwanted particles from any kind of flooring is really a wired thing. I truly truly appreciate the straightforward writing along with the focus you have invested writing this posting.

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There are two parts…one is light (creme marfil) and the other dark (nero gold). Are the vomit stains colored gold and creme or are those the previously-ingested ingredients? Spread the paste 1/4″ thick on the stain, and cover it with plastic wrap.

If the poultice has had some effect but there’s still a stain left, you can repeat the process.

I too have crema marfil tiles so if you get this message do let everyone know! Make it into a peanut butter consistency cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for 24-48 hours. Mix talcum powder (any cheap brand is fine, but make sure it’s talc and not cornstarch)with hydrogen peroxide until it’s a thick paste. Seal the edges of the plastic wrap with masking tape or blue painter’s tape to keep air out and let it sit for 48 hours, then gently scrape it off.

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But the first step is to clean with a mild alkaline cleaner to neutralize any on-going effects of acid that is left behind.

You need to clean and rinse very well between grits to avoid scratching the floor with any residue form the previous lower level of grit. I had a client show me a spot on the bathroom floor where the dog urinated. You want a consistancy just slightly les viscous than peanut butter. Sorry for the long post but any questions or help you may need just let me know. When polished, most granite will not even take a solvent sealer, yet there are many polished granites that will soak up water.

Granite is largely unaffected by acids, especially those around the home.

Most installers around here seal whether its needed or not because that is what the consumers want. But the majority will become etched from acid and that is why every acidic cleaner has a warning not to use on natural stone, but testing would be the right thing to do. I have seen plenty of honed granite tops, my puter is sitting on one now. You are right, most polished tops will not take a sealer, but many will.

I know you are educated as well and we both know this is not a simple thing to learn since there are thousands of different stones and they react differently to different chemicals, enviornments etc. We check it out and test before we do anything so we dont get in trouble. That can get you started, but it is not enough to prepare you to do this in a customer’s home.

If you dont have the equipment which you probably dont since you are asking this question. The process is comparable to sanding with continually finer grades of sand paper until you get the desired level of polish. I had a client show me a spot on the bathroom floor where the dog urinated. I do not agree that certain primate pads can be used, unless of course your client agrees to have the entire floor refinished. You can not learn proper stone refinishing/repair in 10 min, 10 days, or 10 months. I must be blended in with the rest of the floor or it will stick out like it does now. Some stone floors can be cleaned with an aicd side product, but not marble or limestone or travertine. This will draw some oil and grease out of most stones including granite countertops.

As far as staining sometimes cleaning is enough otherwise poultice is the way you have to go but either way it is something you should learn before doing this work in someones home. But for me this just hurts the whole industry so it is important to learn before doing this work in someones home. I like helping people who will do a better job because there are so many hacks out there who hurt our business! Let me know where you are thinking of going or if you need a recommendation let me know. And yes every stone reacts differently to acid and that is why you have to test. A lot of stone that is being sold as granite really isnt granite and is acid sensitive and that is the same stone that is more porous than granite.

That is why when we go into a home or business to see stone we dont listen to what the customer says it is, what they think they bought.

But with practice, many techs have learned to blend in an etched area without redoing the entire floor. But if you can’t tell granite from marble, you’d better not be using aicd on that countertop.

You can usually get some idea of how porous grnaite will be by looking for directionality.

The more pronounced directional lines and veins are, the more likely the granite will absorb moisture. Even if it absorbs 1% moisture, that can be enough to leave a stain if it is the wrong liquid that gets spilled.

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I was told by the installer that because the stone is porous, these stains would eventually evaporate out. Marble contains calcium carbonate, a chemical substance, which reacts to acids. Once a year, call us to hone (sand to remove scratches and etch marks), polish and seal the marble. If the water came from the surface (from flooding for example), the discoloration and lack of shine is most likely from debris.

Unfortunately, you have used an acid cleaner that etched, or burned, the marble. I have a new marble floor, vanities, and shower in my master bathroom. The removal of shine and the discoloration indicates to me that you have water damage. We can also use the poultice method to remove deeper stains. If the water came from underneath the marble, that is a more damaging problem as it has penetrated throughout the stone from the bottom up.

These sealers are meant to protect the stones against non-acid liquids and grease. The only way to remove the etch marks is to “hone” (sand) and repolish the marble. I would like to clean my family’s marble tombstones, but there is no electrical outlet in the cemetery.

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By using distilled water, you’ll reduce the chance of discoloring or staining your marble.

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Add a mild detergent such as 2-3 drops of dish soap into a bucket with your hot, distilled water. Harsh chemical solutions like bleach, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and vinegar can be damaging to your floors. If you prefer, you may be able to use a commercially prepared marble cleaner. Take a mop with a soft mop head (preferably microfiber) and dip it into your solution of detergent and water. By mopping it again, you’ll help pick up any dirt or debris that remains on the floor. If you don’t, your floor might become streaky or could be scratched by debris in the mopping water.

Since marble is relatively porous, it’s important to sop up as much of your cleaning solution or water as you possibly can. If you let something sit too long, your marble will discolor or stain.

One of the worst things you can do to your floor is to let it air dry. The best way to limit staining on your floor is to seal your marble periodically. Read the directions and apply the seal onto the surface of the marble. Simply dab the pad in a mixture of detergent and water and rub the marble gently along its grain. Regularly removing dirt and debris from your marble floors will help prevent future scratching and scuffing. Use area rugs in places like the living room and rug runners in hallways to prevent scuffing and scratching. The plastic on the nozzle or wheels of a vacuum can etch or scratch marble.

However, you should test the attachment in an inconspicuous area (such as behind a door) before using it.

In addition, rugs or mats will protect high traffic areas from scratches. You can use environmentally friendly dish soap if you wish. Diamond polishing in simplest terms is similar to rubbing down a rough piece of wood with sandpaper, going from a coarse grade up to smooth. To provide the a mirror finish requires another process called powder polishing or crystallization, which has a chemical reaction with the calcite in the stone.

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Use a soft mop head to mop the floor with the solution in short, overlapping strokes.

Due to the traffic they get, marble floors, especially, need extra care. By using appropriate cleaning products and avoiding things that could damage your floor, you’ll be better prepared to wash marble floors. Whether you are creating a solution to wash your floor, or just using water, you should use hot water. Ultimately, by using hot water, you’ll decrease the chance that you’ll need tougher solvents that could damage the marble. Distilled water is water that has gone through a process to remove minerals and other impurities. You can buy distilled water at just about any grocery store or box store.

Wring out the mop head to relieve it of excess water and systematically mop your floor. Rinse and wring out the mop head after you’ve covered 10 to 20 square feet (1 to 2 square meters). After you’ve mopped your floor with a detergent solution, you should mop it again with cool clean water. When mopping your floors, you need to make sure you change the cleaning solution or water often. If you don’t, the solution could leech into the marble and discolor it.

Take a wet microfiber cloth and use it to blot up anything you’ve spilled on the marble floor. By letting it air dry, you’ll allow the water/solution to soak into the marble. Depending on the product (and use), you may have to reseal every three to five years. Contact a professional if you are uncomfortable sealing your marble floors by yourself. When you come across a scuff or other mark that won’t come off during a normal washing, use a felt pad to remove it.

How often you clean your floors will depend on how frequently they get dirty. If, for example, you have children or pets that easily track in dirt, you may need to sweep your floor a few times a week as opposed to once a week. Area rugs and floor runners can help protect your marble floors, especially in high-traffic areas. Adding a no-slip pad under your rugs will help further protect your floors and keep your rugs in place. Take a soft dust mop or a broom with soft bristles and sweep the floor. If you choose to use a vacuum, you need to be careful not to damage your marble floor. Sweeping them on a regular basis with a soft mop will help reduce the usage of any strong chemicals on your floors. With marble, that smooth finish produces the shine as the light can now bounce off the surface of the stone whereas it couldn’t before due to the surface scratches. Then, heat distilled water so it is less likely to discolor the floor and mix in a bit of dish detergent. Once you’ve mopped with a detergent, mop the floor again with cool, clean water to remove any remaining debris or detergent.

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Even if you manage to clean the vomit from the carpet, its odor keeps lingering for several days after the incident if you haven’t cleaned properly. Do not wash these cloths in the washing machine, as the solid chunks may get stuck and cause further problems.

Rubbing will make the process of cleaning vomit from the carpet twice as difficult. Steam is very effective in killing bacteria and germs that are responsible for causing bad odors. So before steam cleaning, check if your carpet is safe for steam cleaning or not. Use a commercial grade carpet deodorant to spray the dirty carpet area.

Cleaning a vomit from a tiled or marbled floor is easy, but the task gets doubled if it happens to land on a carpet. We have already told you how to clean vomit stains from a mattress and clothing. Use a scraper or any other flat headed object to scrape off any thick pieces from the carpet and throw them in the bin as well.

Make sure that the carpet cleaner you are using is safe for the fabric of your carpet, otherwise you will end up worsening the condition rather than solving it. Do not rub it, as it will further push the vomit into the fibers of the carpet.

Do not use a paper towel as it will disintegrate and make more of a mess. Even if you have cleaned the carpet properly and kept the room well-ventilated, the nasty odor of the vomit may still persist. But sometimes, high temperature can cause damage to your carpet’s delicate fibers. Use some disinfectant to treat the stained carpet area so that you can be sure that all bacteria and germs have been removed completely. You can also combine water with a few drops of citrus oil, tea tree oil or lavender oil to remove any lingering odor from the carpet.

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He had vomited on the bathroom floor and the mess wasn’t cleaned up until the morning. Vomit is acidic and acid corrodes marble and any other calcite-based rock. It is like a shallow chemical scratch, and you could not certainly clean a scratch off, could you? At the end of the day it is not a big deal, but your only option is to hire a bona fide stone restoration contractor who will lightly grind (hone) and then re-polish your stone. Unfortunately, there are a lot of quacks on the loose out there!

Which means that you have a severe etching (corrosion) on your stone surface that, of course, can’t be cleaned off.

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Polished marble floors or countertops will look like they are wet just by the high shine possible when the stone is honed. It is prone to scratching and etching so care must be taken with every day cleaning and maintenance. The high gloss shine will be ruined until the marble is re-polished. You can also use an impregnator sealer which penetrates beneath the surface to help repel many liquid stains. The actual process may vary depending on type of marble, method of application, and condition of the marble to be re-polished. Spray 1 or 2 squirts of plain water from a spray bottle onto etched or worn area. Using soft cotton towel, buff the area until slurry becomes clear and nearly dry.

Marble colors vary from pure white, to pink, red to green and even blue and black. Marble is a “soft” and porous stone, which is one reason why it is so easily polished. Use area rugs and floor mats in high traffic areas to reduce the risk of scratching or scuffing the beautiful stone. Highly alkaline or acidic material will actually etch or dissolve the glossy finish right off the marble.

You need to reseal marble every 6 months to keep it stain resistant.

You need to remove the surface finish down to the level of the deepest damage. Larger area or deep etching require polishing pads or the services of a marble professional. When these materials are used and carefully buffed onto the surface, a new mirror finish will result. Severely damaged or worn marble may require professional restoration using diamond pads to restore the shine.

Immediately apply a small amount of polishing compound directly onto the wetted area.

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I just saw a puddle of urine on the marble slab in front of our fireplace. When my childhood dog was getting old my mother started putting towels and plastic dry cleaner bags the furniture to protect it. It’s a better option than constantly worrying about your marble! We lived in a house once that had black marble in the bathroom, and someone (before we bought the house) had cleaned the shower with something they shouldn’t have.

You can still tell where she peed – it looks like it’s still wet.

Allow it to sit for five to 15 minutes depending on the severity of the stain. Do not rub the stain because it will allow it to set further it into the marble. Sand the marble as needed and polish the marble by applying a marble gloss restorer product. You can always tape it into place with painters tape so it doesn’t slide. Read your all purpose cleaner and see if it says anything about natural stone.


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