Has your shiny marble countertop or vanity lost its luster? No need to panic! Most times, when people go for natural stone, they expect unparalleled durability. With use and disuse, however, it’s natural for dull patches and fading to occur.
That’s because most counters are exposed to a variety of things that make them appear increasingly faded and dull throughout their use. The good news is that with the proper maintenance, marble may shine once again. Simply invest the necessary time and effort.
Here are 4 steps to give your marble countertops their shine:
Bringing Your Countertop Back to Life: How To Polish Marble
To restore the glory of your marble countertop, start by cleaning. Wipe it with a gentle dry cloth to rid it of dust and crumbs. Next, dampen the surface with a wet sponge that has a few drops of mild, non-abrasive dishwashing liquid. You could also use a commercial marble cleaner that has been approved by the manufacturer.
Buff any stains and debris away by rubbing gently. It is also worth noting that you should never clean polished marble with bleach, vinegar, or other harsh chemicals. By doing this, you risk etching the polish and getting dulled patches.
- Treating of Discoloration
Marble counters are quickly stained by food and other common home substances. If so, you must first cure them before polishing. For this, a handmade or store-bought poultice will come in handy. DIY poultices are made by slowly combining one tablespoon of ammonia a bit of baking soda and half a cup of hydrogen peroxide to create a thick, creamy consistency.
Whichever you are using, using a clean paintbrush, apply the poultice to any stained areas, then wrap it in plastic. Make sure that the edges are taped down and leave it for 12 to 24 hours. Afterward, remove the plastic wrap, and allow it to air dry fully then scrape the stale poultice carefully.
- Use a Polishing Powder To Remove Etching
Severe etching requires a professional’s touch but sometimes, you can remove minor etching from acidic foods by yourself. To do this, polishing powder from any old home improvement center will do. Just be sure to check with your marble manufacturer on their recommendations.
To polish, sprinkle some polishing powder onto etched areas. Gently buff with a water-dampened cloth as per the product’s instructions. Lastly, clean with a damp cloth to get rid of the powder residue, then wipe dry to reveal the restored shine.
Seal the marble for continued brilliance and resistance to etching and discoloration in the future. Although sealing won’t fully prevent stains, it will increase your marble’s glossiness and help it withstand more serious stains.
In general, sealing your marble counters twice a year is recommended, while doing it seasonally will keep your counters looking their best. For product and application recommendations, check with your manufacturer. Buy the marble sealer and carefully read the application instructions to use it.
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