How do I clean salt deposits/water stains on marble?

by Sajida
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 09, 2017

    Make a paste with baking soda and water,apply to the soil area and cover with a cloth. Leave on long enough to lift the stains ,wipe,rinse with plain water and dry.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 09, 2017

    Make sure to avoid vinegar,the acid will make further scratches

  • William William on Feb 09, 2017

    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 stains with ammonia. They will protect your hands. Ventilate the room, in which you use ammonia for removing stains, because it is toxic.

  • Marvina Liechty Marvina Liechty on Feb 09, 2017

    Thank you. I feel this is the best article I have found yet. I will try it on my marble. It is a separate piece that sits on a small table base.

  • Momentumjanitorial Momentumjanitorial on Mar 03, 2017

    Thanks so much for these tips. I have been in the cleaning business for 25 years and I have found that a baking soda paste is very effective and totally safe and will not damage marble or any natural stone. Need to use a specific "Hard Water Remover" safe for marble. Be careful using them. It would be better to hire professional cleaner as they will give better out for your needs.

  • Paulette Paulette on Jul 09, 2018

    Thank you for the baking soda paste tip. I will try that.