Before you start, be sure it is in fact etching and not staining (there is a big difference) that you are dealing with here. With a roll of paper towel, a cup of water and about 15 minutes of labour you can reverse those kitchen mishaps! Moderate pressure is required in this step – using water, 25-50 circular strokes over the affected area will remove etching damage caused by acidic cleaners or liquids and light scratches from wear and tear. Clean the marble using the included stone cleaner and water; dry the marble surface with paper towel.

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Again cover the entire area you polished in step two, plus little more. You should be buffing with a paper towel in a circular motion. It won’t fill the chips but it will remove those etch marks!

True that professional refinishing of damaged surfaces is a cheaper solution to replacement – but what about those small scratches and stains you want to remove yourself? Be sure to grind as little an area as possible, as we will have to polish everywhere the grinding pad touched. Be sure to cover the entire marble area that was ground in step one. Again cover the entire area you polished in step two, plus little more.

An etching, which is most likely what you have, will be a dulling affect on the marble surface caused by acidity or alkalinity spill.

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I know many of you want to de-mystify marble & have, or want, it in your kitchen too. It is unlikely your polished or high-honed marble will stain. Let’s learn about the differences and then you can decide whether you can live with etching. Etching is not a stain, it is a corrosive reaction which strips away the surface layer revealing raw marble.

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That made no sense to me as honing by definition must result in a more porous marble. The fact is honed marble looks less etched when it happens, as honed marble is marble with the surface layer already worn away. Etch marks – areas where marble is corroded away are likely.

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This is because the pores are closed down in the polishing process. This results in a dull, lighter area where the substance came into contact with the stone. So honed marble doesn’t etch less – it is just less noticeable when it does. This week my new bathroom carrera top vanity will be installed in the bathroom reno project underway…… so excited and a little nervous about the marble choice….however have committed to live with whatever comes……it’s just so beautiful!

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I would like to know if there is a procedure for etching steel with a marbles reagent.

We typically cotton swab our stainless steels for 10 – 20 seconds with marbles reagent. We thoroughly soak the swab and try to cover the entire surface as quickly as possible. When the etch appears to be satisfactory we immediately rinse with distilled water.

We have the formula but we do not know if the parts are dipped (and if so for how long) or if you apply current (forward or reverse).

We use your typical swab but with additional cotton added from a cotton ball to make it larger. You can also immersion etch but this makes it more difficult to observe the process. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

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Another tip is to try and stay at the same travel speed for the tip, if you dwell too long on a point, you will notice it on the final product. I just used an ink pen to write my name on the tool as a guide and it worked perfectly. The picture is kind of hard to take, with the flash, so it’s at a angle. Dremel brand engraver for christmas, but it was hard to get good results from it.

Trim the label if you have to and stick it to the tool where you want to engrave your name.

Also the better it is stuck down, the less the paper seems to get damaged. I like to try to keep the tip as perpendicular as possible, longer straight lines could be helped with a straight edge if you felt the need. You would hate to give someone a birthday present that kills them, no matter how cool it looks. Is there any way to add black into the engraving to make it stand out more? Using a pair of good magnifying glasses helps keep the engraver steady on the lines.

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The artwork is very appropriate for use on the grave memorial of a welder.

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This dissolved copper is an environmental problem, and you can’t just pour it down the drain (legally) — you’re supposed to take it to a hazardous waste facility. Conveniently enough, by starting out with a simple two-ingredient starter etchant, and doing a bunch of etching. As long as you’re in the hardware store, pick up some acetone if you don’t already have some. Don’t breathe it directly, and be sure you’ve opened the kitchen window.

Also, note how the etchant gets greener over time as it eats away the copper. What’s happening is that you’re dissolving the copper from the board and turning it into cupric chloride. Cupric chloride can be re-used indefinately by topping up the acid levels and adding oxygen (bubbled in from the atmosphere). The whole point of this instructable is that you don’t throw it away, but use the dissolved copper forevermore as your long-run etchant. It’s reusable anyway, and the extra exposure to oxygen just regenerates it. As you keep re-using the solution, you’re going to need to add a little more acid and a little more peroxide every once in a while. This concentrates the copper in solution, giving you a stronger etchant. Add oxygen to re-green, and add a bit of acid if that’s not working. Pour in the peroxide, add the copper, then put one glass on top of the other. Heat up a coil of copper wire on the stove to red-hot and you get a flakey coating of copper oxide.

I started with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide to 1 part muriatic acid, and dropped in a piece of copper tubing. Then i let the thing do whatever it is doing, and come back a couple of hours later to only to find that all copper on the pcb already wiped out and the liquid solution turned green. You can potentially end up with a soup of random organics many of which can be carcinogenic. Every chemist around knows you can use different acids to etch copper, but the reason they went with ferric chloride is because acid doesn’t just etch the copper.

However, once you’ve etched a board with it, you’re left with a solution with a bunch of copper chloride in it. Keep plenty of water flowing at all times when you’ve got any of this (even a drop) near the sink. Keep the window open for ventilation because the starter solution gives off a little chlorine gas.

In the long-run, the cupric chloride will be doing most of the etching (instead of requiring disposal).

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His data on etching speeds is great, and his simple titration procedure for maintaining the acidity of the solution is pretty nice. You didn’t have any cupric chloride yet, but you can make it by dissolving copper.

So we can make one etchant that makes another etchant that’s infinitely re-chargeable.

It’s easy to tell when you’re ready to etch again, because the solution turns green. If you notice that it’s harder to re-green your brown etchant, it’s probably time to start thinking acid. It’s easier to just toss in a capful of acid every few batches of boards, which seems to do the trick for me. If you’ve got a 750 milliliter container, start out with less than 500 milliliters of solution. Worst case is that you may have to wait a few more minutes per etch with a sub-optimal bath. There’s no getting around the fact that copper salts are (for instance) poisonous to fish even in very dilute concentrations. The idea was to have a bunch of acid leftover for later regeneration. Pour the acid down through a small gap between the two glasses and re-seal. Otherwise, it’s basically the previous procedure, so just see the pics for notes. The less copper you dissolve, the less copper needs to be (eventually?) disposed of, and the acid/peroxide etchant is plenty easy to use.

I added a bit more acid and a bit more hydrogen peroxide and tried again, with no etching. How did you clean and/or prepare the board’s surface beforehand? The nice thing about the ferric chloride (and why it is commonly used) is that it generally ignores the ink.

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That’s a fancy way to say that if you don’t quickly clean up spilled lemon juice, you can wind up with dull spots on your marble countertops.

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Bleach and ammonia can quickly destroy your countertops’ shine and shimmer, so can drips of water and ringlets from condensation on the bottom of your beer, which can also cause your countertops to develop dull spots. The next time you are in a upscale bar or hotel with marble countertops, take a look and you’ll likely see some etching. All you have to do is apply the product to your countertops and rub it in using a soft cloth. An experienced marble-maintenance professional can re-polish marble that has been afflicted by the severe etching. They have helped return the shine and shimmer to countless countertops that have experienced etching.

As a countertop material, it’s timeless, elegant and able to withstand the heat from hot pots and pans. Etching is the physical change that occurs to marble when acid interacts with the stone’s calcium carbonate makeup.

In fact, cleaning products have been known to make marble dull as soon as they are applied. So how do you prevent your marble countertops from etching, or fix it once it occurs?

Depending on how bad the etching is, you may have to use several applications–or it might not work at all. If the etching on your marble countertops is so severe that you can’t live with it and you can’t fix it with over-the-counter cleaners, you probably need a professional.

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Marble is softer than granite and concrete which means etching it is easier. It is important to not panic when you find that the marble floor is etched as they are fairly superficial. Soak a rag in ordinary water and squeeze out the excess then wipe the floor down. Continually run your hands over the area to check to see etches are still there. Use the tack cloth to wipe down the marble floor to remove the dust.

Instead of using medium pressure you will want to press firmly directly on the etch.

Use a tack cloth to remove the particles of dust and wipe it down with a damp rag.

A marble floor is very expensive and you want to not only protect your investment but also preserve the beauty of your home. This is especially important if you are not going to be working in a localized area of the marble floor. Doing this not only cleans the surface of the marble floor but also highlight etches. Etches in the marble floor are often on the surface of the finish and not directly on the marble.

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Attach a piece of 120-grit sandpaper to the radial sander and use medium pressure as you gently sand away the finish. The finish will be removed from the marble floor when it appears dull and somewhat milky white. This will help you tell that etches are gone or if they remain and the finish is gone. Use a fresh piece of 120-grit sandpaper attached to the radial sander. Never stop moving the sander because if you leave it in one place the sander will further damage the marble floor. This will show you if you need to sand the floor more or if you can finish the repair.

You will then paint on at least two layers of polyurethane.

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It’s a bummer because we’ve only had the vanity for about a year and we paid a pretty penny for it. The good news is that we figured out how to remove etch marks on marble and it’s actually easy and inexpensive. I had to take the exposure down quite a bit for the camera to pick up the etching but trust me, in person it looked horrible! You don’t want to make them even worse by using stuff that will etch the surface.

It looks just as good now as it did when we first bought the vanity!

We’re usually really good about only using natural stone cleaner on our natural stone surfaces but sometimes when you’re working fast you accidentally grab the wrong thing. Along with that, you will need rubber gloves, a spoon, a small cloth and paper towels. Since we had to do the entire counter top we applied a spoonful at a time. Do this for 2-3 minute intervals over a manageable area (one square foot at most). Remove the excess slurry and then dry the counter top with a paper towel.

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This is because the acid removes the surface material and exposes marble that was ordinary below the surface. Compared to its surrounds this makes the etch mark look like a dull white mark. In those cases, people sometimes misinterpret the circular dull white mark as a water mark, especially on darker stones. The right image shows small dull marks (etch marks) that this cleaner created. Where as a stain occurs when foreign materials penetrate the pours in marble and leave the marble discolored. So things like lemons, tomato juices, oranges, and many more with etch your marble.

The acids eat away at the surface, exposing marble that was ordinary below the surface. Etch marks on polished marble look much worse than on honed marble. This newly exposed marble is not polished and looks very dull compared to its polished surroundings. A lot of times this will occur as a ring around a glass/cup that leaked an acidic liquid. So do not use household cleaners on your marble, or your cleaning will make the marble look worse.

The below image is an example of a household bathroom cleaner that contains acids. Although they look a lot like stains, an etch mark is a physical alteration to the marble’s surface by the acid.

If these 7 facts did not answer all you questions about etching on marble, or if you have further questions.

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The marble dust and liquid polyester resin form an attractive and durable bathroom and kitchen product. This synthetic marble can stain so you don’t want to be careless with any personal-care liquid or food item that’s acidic. This group, at one time, had a certification process so consumers could tell what members made great products. Cultured marble made by a certified manufacturer, should maintain its brilliance for many, many years as long as you care for it. A certified repair person can re-buff the surface with a special mixed gel-coat compound.

Use a squeegee after each shower to quickly remove water drops from walls. Heavy hard-water deposits may require multiple vinegar spray applications.

He finally did it again and left the shower dry for several days before we got it wet. I hired a restoration company and rented an air scrubber (filtration machine) that removes all spores and odors from the area. She says the marble is too heavy, very porous and requires resealing annually by a professional. He claims that the tile tends to leak more and it could be tough to keep the grout clean. Can you provide any advise on which material is better to use and why from a maintenance standpoint? Most cleaners destroy the coating on cultured marble leaving it dull and vulnerable to cracks! It would be very expensive to have another custom piece made and could also involve our soaking tub, as well. I have been told that etching solutions will break down the resin in the floor and ruin it – is that true? They did not put the front back on the tub, trying to get it to dry out. Is there any way to straighten it out or must we purchase another panel?

I also would like something that is easy to clean, little or no maintenance. Now that whole area has lost it’s glossiness and is completely dull, like the vinegar ate through the finish. Unfortunately, they have tried recoating the surface three times now, and we see dimples in the coat itself arise in different locations depending on the coat. We are guessing that the wall was compromised when installed? Manufacturer says it’s normal, but it never happened with our previous cultured marble pan.

I can attest to how cultured marble has rock in it because the sink and countertops made from it are quite heavy! Hair coloring products, chemically reactive shampoos and conditioners, and many colored liquids can cause staining problems with natural marble. Small volume local fabricators sold their products to plumbing and building supply houses. Certified members of the association are committed to making a high-quality cultured marble, granite, onyx and solid surface product. It’s not possible to apply a complete new clear finish to a cultured marble product once it’s left the factory. The process goes quickly if the wall surfaces are plumb, square, and flat.

Colored drywall or gray cement board can show through some light-colored marble products.

Remove dust from the back of each piece with rubbing alcohol before you apply clear 100-percent clear silicone caulk adhesive. If you install the side wall pieces first, your cuts on the final piece have to be perfect. Caulk all seams with a colored 100-percent silicone caulk that will closely match the cultured marble. Hard water deposits can be dissolved easily with white vinegar applied from a spray bottle.

Rinse the softened deposits with clear water and a sponge or cleaning rag. He pulled out the piece that he caulked and what do u know? We thought it was one piece, but over the days my nose told me something different. My installer who use to work for a marble place swears by the cultured marble. I really like the idea of not using grout but my may concern here is the maintenance with either product.

I never thought about the marble chipping so some of your points above added to my concerns about using marble. Stands up to lots of wear and you can use common bathroom cleaners. It’s time for a new sink unless you can continue to live with it. You can find detailed instructions on the internet. Is it possible to repair or resurface without totally replacing? Is there a possibility of an overcoat being poured on top of the existing floor? I am looking for something to apply to make it have traction, but won’t ruin the floor. We called someone out to fix the leak but they had to remove the cultured marble front. During that time, it was left leaning against the end of the tub and the cultured marble bowed. I sprayed vinegar on the area, waited for a half hour or so and then wiped up.

The resurfacer tells me that cultured marble tends to trap air bubbles and maybe willing to give a refund. I have been told pretty much sorry about your luck by the installer? ! Not only will water disappear, you’ll lessen the chances of mildew growing.


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