Maria G
Maria G
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  • San Diego, CA
Asked on Mar 20, 2018

How to remove water ring stains from marble/stone table top?



Lots of water ring stains. Can they be removed or can the table be painted?

4 answers
  • Linda
    on Mar 20, 2018

    I have a similar problem with light colored granite countertops. I scrubbed with baking soda then sprinkled some dry baking soda and left for 24 hours. Wiped off it was better so I repeated two more times and it was improved and hardly noticeable. And here is a link to a pros answer. Good luck !
  • William
    on Mar 20, 2018

    Marble is basically compressed limestone. Any acidic cleaners will etch, dull and stain the surface, including vinegar, citrus cleaners, and lime/calcium cleaners.

    If you are trying to remove an old stain, create a dense paste of more baking soda and less water. Then place the paste over the stain, allowing it to function for a few minutes. After that wipe off the baking soda paste. If it is needed you can repeat the procedure until the stain vanishes.

    If the stain is persistent and is still there you can try removing it with ammonia solution. Make the area of the stain damp with 10% ammonia, diluted in water. Ammonia is knows as a base solution, so it is suitable for removing stains from marble.

    The final stage of the stain removal us rinsing. Rinse the solution from your marble well to eliminate any residue, left from the cleaning ingredients on it.

    I advise to use gloves when removing the stain with ammonia. They will protect your hands. Ventilate the room, in which you use ammonia for removing stains, because it is toxic.
  • Shoshana
    on Mar 21, 2018

    If it's a water mark then a little rubbing with steel wool should get it out
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