Any advice on removing rust stains from a marble sink top?

by Karen
  9 answers
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Feb 11, 2017
    Just bought Whink Rust Stain Remover at Walmart to remove several rust stains from a 1950s Formica topped table and it worked!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 11, 2017
    Try making a paste with baking soda and water and apply to the stains leaving on overnight.You can also try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

  • William William on Feb 11, 2017
    Cover the paste with plastic wrap. You can also use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp cloth or damp tooth brush.

  • Willow Willow on Feb 12, 2017
    rub gently w/the paste to avoid damaging the top. it can also remove cig burns.

  • Jane Highwater Jane Highwater on Feb 12, 2017
    I repair pottery and porcelain. We use strong peroxide. It's not easy to find, and can be up to a week for deep stains, but it works!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 13, 2017
    Just avoid Vinegar and bar keeper's friend- they can damage or etch the marble

  • Jacx Jacx on Feb 13, 2017
    NEVER use rust remover or Wink on marble! Marble is compressed, ancient calcium carbonate and that stuff will disolve it. Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide to a paste. Put a thick layer on and cover with 3 layers of cling film. Tape all around the plastic. Check after a week, redo as needed. Lots of stuff etches marble, perfume, alcohol, most cleaners, hairspray, lemon juice. If it's badly scratched you can get it re polished. Treat marble with care.

  • Jacx Jacx on Feb 15, 2017
    You got lucky. The Marble Insitute of America says never to do that as it eats and pits into the marble. Marble is very fragile. That's why the statues of marble are being eaten away in Venice. Acid rain from pollution.

  • Jacx Jacx on Feb 18, 2017
    True, but pits allow makeup to get into the porous parts and stain and discolor the marble. Coke or any acid drinks can also pit it. The polished smooth surface helps protect it a bit. I just used the statues as a dramatic example of pitting. If you go and look it easy to see an exaggerated example of this damage. Using Lime Away on a porcelain tub can remove the smooth glaze and turn it into a nasty sponge for stains. A lot of damage can happen in a short time using the incorrect product. I had a housekeeping business for 16 years and I saw a lot of stuff ruined by uusing the incorrect products.