Asked on Dec 13, 2019

How can I clean cloudy marble in the bathroom?

WilliamMogieBetsy
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my black marble in my vanity area is beautiful, except for a few areas where over the last few years has started to "cloud up". i would love to get the polish back again


4 answers
  • Betsy
    on Dec 13, 2019

    Hi Mejosp: Wipe the cloudy marble with a damp sponge. Clean any dirt or stains on the marble's surface. Sprinkle enough marble polishing powder to cover the cloudy spot. Gently rub the marble with a damp cloth until the cloudiness is gone.


    Or, check this site:


    http://www.themarblecleaner.com/how-to-clean-marble/


    Good luck

  • William
    on Dec 14, 2019

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


    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.


    Homemade Marble Cleaner, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol (or cheap vodka), 3 drops of Dawn or other dish soap (Castile soap would also be a good alternative if you prefer), Water, 5-10 drops essential oil (optional – to help mask the alcohol smell).


    Put the rubbing alcohol or vodka into a 16 oz spray bottle. Add the dish soap, essential oil and fill up the rest of the bottle with water.


    Now give it a few shakes….THEN give it a try! It should give your countertops a nice, clean shine. Works on appliances too! All at a FRACTION of the price of the store-bought stuff.

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