Marble and granite are beautiful stones that are becoming popular in homes around the world. Usually, found as counter-tops and floors, they offer both contemporary beauty and durability that are hard to match even with current design and construction innovations. But as tough as they can be, the granite and marble tile surfaces are not immune to stains and scratches. Frequent or extended exposure to acids such as lemon juice, vinegar and others can eat away the polish from your granite making them look dull.
To keep the beauty of the marbles, you will need to clean it properly. But before you go out to buy your usual detergents, read first to know on the right steps you need so as to clean your marble effectively.
If you have used your marble surface and need to clean it, these easy steps will have everything you need to keep your marble clean and help protect your investment for the future. The following steps below elaborate how to have your countertops and edges cleaned and polished.
Use a towel, wipe the surface gently. Be sure to remove any dust or gravel because when you rub your marble, these materials can scratch the surface.
Place the marble cleaner on the surface - spray the marble cleaner on the entire surface. If you do not have a marble cleaner in hand, try using a homemade marble cleaner for temporary cleaning
Clear the surface with a marble cleaner. Wipe the surface completely with a clean towel. Make sure the entire surface is covered. If necessary, reapply the marble cleaner in hard spots to get a completely clean surface.
Once you have cleaned the marble surface, wipe the surface down using a dry a microfiber towel. Make sure the marble countertops are dry. Water remaining on the countertop can cause stains.
The best way to deal with spots is to clean them immediately. The longer it stays, the more difficult it will be to remove stains from marble. If the spot remains uncleaned for a long period of time then there are some marble stain removal techniques as well as some products available on the market that you can try. If stains can not be removed by these methods, you will need grinding and polishing services.
Make the poultice - Add one cup of solvent recommended in the mixing bowl, keep it may require more than a cup If it is a large spot, the mix is ??expandable. Mix the baking soda in the container with the solvent.
Wipe clean spot for any dust or loose dirt. Then wet the surface with mineral water. Be sure to cover the spot with a small amount of water. Water will allow the membrane to penetrate the marble chips and remove the spot.
Apply a poultice-wet area stained with water and spread a layer thick muzzle over it. Use a knife or spoon to spread the truffle evenly. Place the plastic over the truffle and install the edges to close it.
Leave the mixture for one day to two days until it is completely dry. The drying process is what removes the stains from the stone to the pinch
Take off the plastic and remove the pluck from the spot. Wipe clean, dry water with a soft cloth. Re-apply, the same process if the spot is not removed. It may take up to two to three requests for stubborn stains.
As long as marble is used in homes, there are household products used to clean the marble. Some of these household products include vinegar, baking soda, and lemon. One thing you need to keep in mind is that you need to use a lot of water with these products. These products contain acids that can damage marbles in the long run. It is important to investigate what are the side effects of some household products used to clean marble.
One final tip is always to use a sealant when cleaning marble counter top. For marble, it is best to use a solvent-based seal. I hope you will have fun cleaning your marble because the result of cleaning the marble is always good to see, beautiful shine.