Asked on Jun 16, 2017

What's best product to use on cultured marble countertop

Sandra Hawkins JohnsonDac25316519Carole Triplett Brooks
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to bring back shine?
6 answers
  • Lisa
    Lisa
    on Jun 16, 2017

    Have you tried 1 part water and 1 part vinegar in a spray bottle? If it’s a countertop, just a mild detergent works perfectly. :)
  • Sandra Hawkins Johnson
    Sandra Hawkins Johnson
    on Jun 16, 2017

    Yes, tried that. Counter top is 16 yrs old and just loosing it's shine. Thanks.
  • Carole Triplett Brooks
    Carole Triplett Brooks
    on Jun 16, 2017

    Take a clean spray bottle and fill it with an all purpose water-based cleaner, or a pH-neutral cleaner that is designed for stone.

    Spray the cleaner on the counter and use a soft damp cloth (think: microfiber or chamois, not any type of scrubber) to wipe down the entire marble countertop.

    Most importantly, you should never use anything abrasive on a marble countertop — such as steel wool, colored scrubbers, or anything else that you would normally use to scrub out a stain. These can all damage marble countertops in a matter of seconds.
    And even though you can repair and refinish a marble countertop, it will never look the same as it did before.
    Cleaning Products That Are Safe To Use On Marble
    StoneTech Revitalize
    Stone Tech Stone And Tile Cleaner
    Stone Pro Marble Products

    You should never use anything with harsh chemicals in it on a cultured marble countertop. Avoid using bleach or anything with bleach products in them, for example.
    Cleaning with a high-pH product will strip the factory finish on a marble countertop in a heartbeat (pH 7 is neutral).
    What About A Dull Finish & Stains?

    You want to avoid spilling anything that has any kind of color on your cultured marble countertops. And be sure and wipe off anything that might stain the surface of your marble countertop right away.

    Hard water can stain cultured marble countertops too. Many people don’t realize this. You should never leave water on your countertop in any form: water drops, water rings from the bottom of a glass, etc. Instead, you should wipe up water on your marble countertop using a soft cloth.

    Technically, the dull finish that most people experience with marble countertops is called “etching.”

    Marble is sensitive to acidic substances (juice, wine, coffee) so it can “etch” (dull the polish) rather easily, even when sealed. Sealing has nothing to do with etching. What happens is that the acidic liquid or substance corrodes or eats at the marble. The reaction will destroy the thin polished layer causing a dull, light spot.
  • Dac25316519
    Dac25316519
    on Jun 17, 2017

    Liquid car wax
  • Sandra Hawkins Johnson
    Sandra Hawkins Johnson
    on Jun 17, 2017

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try these.
  • Sandra Hawkins Johnson
    Sandra Hawkins Johnson
    on Jun 17, 2017

    Thanks so much!
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