How to Remove Stains From Marble
Marble is porous. To prevent staining, treat it with a drugstore product. To clean a stain on marble, rub it gently, as it scratches easily.
To polish it, use:
– a soft cloth:
– a soft brush;
– a flannel handkerchief.
Avoid lemon and vinegar!
Several stain removers are effective in removing marble depending on the nature of the stain, its extent, and its age. You can remove each stain differently. Let’s see more clearly below.
Oil paint stains
To remove an oil paint stain from marble:
– Clean the stain with a sponge soaked in soap and water.
– Dab the stain with a cotton ball soaked in turpentine.
– Rinse with clear water.
– Wipe off.
Another effective detergent is powdered pumice.
Water-based paint stains (acrylic)
To remove a paint stain from marble, thoroughly soap the stained area.
If the stain remains:
– Apply a few drops of turpentine to a cloth.
– Rub the stain.
If the result is still not achieved, add powdered pumice to the turpentine.
To clean a grease stain on the marble:
– Coat the stained surface with butter.
– Let it soak in for several hours.
– Wipe with a sponge.
If the stain is encrusted:
– Dab it with a cotton ball containing turpentine.
– Scrub with a sponge of soap and water.
To remove an oil stain on the marble:
– Apply butter to it to soften it.
– Scrape off excess with a spatula.
– Rub the stain with a degreasing agent on a cloth.
– Apply some “terre de Sommières”.
– After a few minutes of patience, remove the powder with a broom.
– Sponge with soap and water.
– Wash with clear water.
Mold and mildew stains
To remove a mold stain from marble:
– Dab a cloth soaked in bleach on the stain.
– Wash with clean water.
To remove resin stuck to marble:
– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in diluted pine resin lye.
– Wash with clear water.
To remove a grass stain from marble:
– Mix pumice powder with baking soda.
– Place this powder on the stain.
– After a few moments, blot.
– Shine with a cloth soaked in linseed oil.
To remove a mud stain from marble, dab the stain with a cloth dampened with the juice of a lemon.
To remove a gasoline stain from marble:
– Spread a paste of diluted baking soda on the surface.
– Let it soak in.
– Brush with black soap.
Mechanical oil stains
To remove a mechanical oil stain from a marble patio tile, for example:
– Pour talcum powder on the stain.
– Sponge with a little bit of soap.
Is the stain still embedded?
– Replace the talcum powder with Spanish white and baking soda.
– Leave for 2 hours.
– Wipe with a damp cloth to pick up the stain.
– Remove the moisture with a dry cloth.
Note: If the marble appears lighter, wax and polish it. This will restore its original shine.
Marble does not suffer from moisture.
To remove a glue stain from marble:
– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in turpentine.
– If there are still stains, apply a mixture of powdered thumb stone and turpentine on the stain with a cloth.
There are two solutions to marble oxidation:
– Rub the rusty stains with a commercially available rust remover.
– Apply a cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide to the stain.
To remove a soot stain from marble:
– Vacuum the stains.
– Scrub the rest with a damp sponge soaked in soda crystals.