3 Ways to Remove Stains from Your Marble Surface

Marble is absolutely stunning, and it can help increase the resale value of your home. However, the one stickler about this precious stone is that it is very porous.

From kitchen and bath counter tops, fireplace or bar top, your marble surfaces are sure to get much use over the years so staining is something that is the inevitable. When these stains do occur, your beautiful marbles surface are fortunately not doomed because there are some great hacks to help you out.

3 Marble Stain Removing Hacks

Use Bleach

Contrary to what many may believe, bleach is actual not harmful to marble. In fact, can remove a stain from your marble surface while you sleep.

What You Will Need:
  • Household Bleach
  • Plastic wrap
  • Gloves (optional)
What to Do:

After putting on your gloves, take the bleach and pour is it directly on the stain. Next, take your plastic wrap and place it on top of the bleach covered stain. This will keep the bleach in place and help it sink into the surface. If you don’t have plastic wrap on hand, try using a plastic freezer bag or sandwich bag. Lastly, open the windows and let the stain sit overnight. The next day, your surface should be like new.

Flour Paste

Flour isn’t just for cooking! Apparently, this cooking powder is also good for soaking up any particles that may be trapped in your marble surface.

What You Will Need:
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Water
What to Do:

First, mix your homemade poultice together then wipe down the area with a damp towel. Next, cover the stain with it and allow it to dry overnight. The next day scrape away the concoction with a plastic scraper and voila.

Peroxide Solution

Peroxide is well known for being a first-aid essential. However, it also helps eliminate stains from porous surfaces too.

What You Will Need:
  • Paper towels
  • Small bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Tape
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ammonia
What to Do:

You will want to start by tearing up some pieces of paper towels and placing them in a bowl. Next, pour a few drops of peroxide and ammonia into the pour until you saturate the paper pieces. After they are drenched, place the pieces onto the stain then cover it with plastic wrap. Let it sit for 2-3 days until they are completely dry.

Stains don’t have to ruin your marble surfaces… especially when you have these three hacks available!

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