Tips to Clean Household Stains on Marble

Tips to Clean Household Stains on Marble

Tips to Clean Household Stains on Marble

Spills often occur during the lifetime of your marble flooring. They are magnets for accidents, and unfortunately, these things happen even if you take maximum precaution. For example, it can be nail polish stains, an accident with an ink cartridge, or muddy paw prints. Thank goodness, there are both homemade and commercial marble cleaning solutions for almost any mess.

Let’s begin…

Removing stains of household products on marble

 

Shoe polish stains

To remove a wax stain from marble:

   – Rub the wax out with a spoon.

   – Scrub the rest with scouring powder on a damp sponge.

   – Rinse.

Bleach stains

To remove a bleach stain from marble:

   – Swipe with a sponge.

   – Rub with a cloth soaked in linseed oil.

Another effective detergent is glycerin.

Removing organic stains from marble

Urine stains

Dab the spot with an ammonia-soaked cotton ball to remove a urine stain from marble.

Semen stains

To remove a semen stain from marble, polish the stain with a cloth soaked in water and bicarbonate.

Fecal Stains

To get rid of a feces stain on marble:

   – Prepare a mixture of polishing powder and ammonia.

   – Cover the stain with the mixture.

   – Let it soak in.

   – Wash with clean water.

Fly droppings stains

To get rid of a fly-dropping stain on marble, dab the stain with a tissue soaked in methylated spirits.

Insect stains

To remove an insect stain from marble:

   – Cover the stain with a paste made of bicarbonate and pumice.

   – After a few moments, remove it with a sponge soaked in liquid black soap.

If there are still stains, treat them with a cotton cloth moistened with hydrogen peroxide.

Bird droppings stains

Bird droppings on marble?

   – Prove the surface with a mixture of polishing powder and ammonia.

   – Wait a moment.

   – Soap it up.

Vomit stains

To remove a vomit stain on marble:

   – Smear the stain with a cloth soaked in ammonia and diluted hydrogen peroxide.

   – Rinse.

Cleaning cosmetic and health product stains on marble

Tips to Clean Household Stains on Marble

Make-up stains

To remove a make-up stain from marble, rub the stain with a cloth containing vinegar.

Other effective detergents are lemon and baking soda mixed with pumice powder.

Eosin stains

To remove an eosin stain from marble:

   – Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in bleach with lye added.

   – Don’t forget to rinse!

Foundation stains

To remove a foundation stain from marble:

   – Rub the stain with a vinegar-soaked cotton cloth.

   – Wash with clean water.

Other effective removers are lemon and baking soda with pumice powder.

Nail polish stains

To clean a nail polish stain on marble, polish the stain with a bit of elbow grease and a cloth soaked in liquid baking soda.

Removing stationery and decorative stains from marble

Tips to Clean Household Stains on Marble

Candle stains

To remove a candle stain from marble:

   – Scrub the stain with a damp abrasive sponge soaked in heated vinegar.

   – Rinse.

Stains from clay or modeling clay

To remove a play dough stain from marble:

   – Cover the area with a mixture of powdered pumice and baking soda.

   – Soap the area using black soap.

Ink stains from felt-tip pens and markers

To remove pen ink from marble:

   – Dab a cotton ball moistened with hydrogen peroxide and ammonia on the stain.

   – Wash with clear water.

Permanent ink ballpoint pen stains

To remove a permanent ink stain from a marble floor:

   – Apply a little ammonia diluted in hydrogen peroxide with a cloth.

   – When the stain disappears, rinse thoroughly with clean water.

   – Dry with a clean cloth.

Fluorescent or highlighter stains

To remove a fluorescent stain on marble:

   – Spray the stain with a cloth soaked in ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.

   – Rinse.

White stains

To remove a Blanco stain on marble, dab a cotton cloth soaked in turpentine on the stain.

If this treatment fails, rub the stain with a sponge moistened with light pumice.

Cigarette stains/burns and nicotine on marble

To remove a cigarette stain from marble, rub it vigorously with a lemon cut.

Unknown origin stains

To get rid of an unidentified stain on marble, follow these steps:

   – Prepare a paste of powdered pumice and baking soda.

   – Wait until the next day.

   – Wipe with a cloth soaked in diluted black soap.

If there are still stains:

   – Rub them with a tissue soaked in lye.

   – Wash with clear water.

Caution: caustic soda is a dangerous product, use with care.

List of detergents to clean stains on marble

   – Liquid black soap

   – Turpentine oil

   – Methylated spirits

   – Ammonia

   – Marseille soap

   – Soft butter

   – Pumice powder

   – Scouring powder

   – Degreaser

   – Terre de Sommières

   – Organic washing powder

   – Can of bleach

   – Linseed oil

   – Lemon

   – Bicarbonate of soda

   – Spanish white or Meudon white

   – Baby powder

   – Rust remover for textiles

   – Hydrogen peroxide

   – Sachet of soda crystals

   – Dishwashing liquid

   – Vegetable glycerin

   – Table salt

   – Alcohol

   – White vinegar

   – Soap

   – Bottle of polishing powder

 

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