How can I clean my window sills and make them nice looking?

Judy Thurston
by Judy Thurston
We have marble and painted window sills because we rent and they are discolored because our windows leak when it rains or snows and they are filthy dirty, and does anybody know how to clean my walls and ceilings to make them look nice and shiney without taking the paint off the walls and ceilings! I would appreciate any comments you could give me! Thank-You!
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  • William William on Feb 06, 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, which can neutralize acid, so it is suitable for removing acid 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 acid stain with ammonia. They will protect your hands. Ventilate the room, in which you use ammonia for removing stains, because it is toxic.

    For the ceiling and walls.... TSP (Trisodium Phosphate)

  • Judy Thurston Judy Thurston on Feb 06, 2017

    William, Will this tip be used on painted window sills too, or just marble? And what is TSP consist of? And will it take the paint off the walls or ceilings, because we rent? Please Reply back ASAP!

  • William William on Feb 06, 2017

    Use TSP for the painted surfaces. It will not remove paint. Just a strong cleaner for heavy build up. For a mild cleaner use 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon hot water, and a few squirts of Dawn dish liquid,

  • Judy Thurston Judy Thurston on Feb 06, 2017

    William, where can i get TSP at? Can i buy it from a store or do i have to get it over the internet?

  • One8414992 One8414992 on Feb 07, 2017
    TSP can be purchased almost anywhere..Esp. at Lowe's or Home Depot Wal-Mart.....
  • One8414992 One8414992 on Feb 07, 2017
    It is a chemical used for cleaning.....Tri sodium phosphate.....Read directions to be safe and wear gloves.......
  • One8414992 One8414992 on Feb 12, 2017
    Read the directions on the box....
  • I agree with the comments. I would not use vinegar, it will damage the stone.