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How to Remove Stain from Marble with Powders and Paste?

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Marble is among the most beautiful natural stones in the world. For this reason, most people are fond of using this marble in their homes due to its beauty. Marble is a common material that creates many things in a home, from marble tiling to marble countertops.

Despite all these advantages of marble, it also has some disadvantages. Marble is a porous material, and therefore it gets stained easily. However, there are many powder and paste products available in the market that can effectively eliminate these stains.

This article will look at the different ways you can remove various stains from marble using powder and paste.

How to Deal with Spills on Marble? 

Since marble is a porous material, it will absorb any liquid that spills its surface, causing stains. If you leave these spills on the marble surface, they will stain the marble causing permanent damages. However, you can avoid the permanent staining provided you take immediate action once the marble gets stained. It would be best if you used a soft, damp cloth to wipe off the liquid spill.

How to Remove Stains from Marble?

If the above method does not get rid of the stain, there are other methods that you can use to remove the stain. But before eliminating ay stain from the marble surface, it is crucial first to determine the type of stain.

Types of Marble Stains

Many different types of marble stains affect marble surfaces. They include:

  • Rust stains
  • Organic Stains
  • Water Stains
  • Oil-Based Stains
  • Ink Stains
  • Paint Stains
  • Etch Marks
  • Mold Stains

1.Rust stains

These stains are generally brown or copper-colored. Some materials that cause these rust stains are metal cans, screws, and nails left lying on the marble surface. 

2.Organic Stains 

These are among the most common stains on marble surfaces and are commonly dark or light brown. Examples of organic stains are the rings left on the marble surface by coffee cups, utensils, and other household substances.

3.Water Stains

These are other common stains that form on marble surfaces. They occur due to either hard water that collects around showers and sinks for too long or a water container or glass left on a marble surface for a long time.

4.Oil-Based Stains

Many things are responsible for causing these types of stains. They include hand lotion, milk, butter, grease, and cooking oil, among others. These stains are usually yellow or light brown.

5.Ink Stains

Ink is another substance that is notorious for causing stains on marble surfaces. These stains result from spills from wine, markers, pens, and highlighters, among others. Ink stains are mostly alcohol or water-based. 

6.Paint Stains

Paint is another substance that is responsible for causing stains on marble surfaces. The stains that form are of the color of the paint that spills on the marble surface. These stains are quite difficult to get rid of, and their difficulty depends on the stained patch's size.

7.Etch Marks

Some acidic substances such as wine, orange juice, and lemon juice, among others, are some of the marble's worst enemies. These acidic substances are responsible for the etching of marble surfaces in your home. Etch marks occur due to the wearing away of the marble surface by the acidic substance.

8.Mold Stains

Mold stains commonly occur in marble bathroom floors, countertops, etc.

Can You Remove Marble Stains?

Yes, marble stains are removable. You can get rid of them by using special powders and pastes designed for marble stains removal. MB Stone Pro has some of the best marble stain removers available in the market.

How to Get Rid of the Above Marble Stains?

To remove stains on any marble surface, you need special pastes and powders. Some marble stains are generally more challenging to remove than others. You may also spend a lot of time eliminating some stains depending on their size.

How to Use Marble Stain Paste and Powder Removers?

  • Moisten the stained area using clean water
  • Spread the paste over the affected area using a plastic or wood spatula
  • Using plastic wrap, cover the paste and tape the plastic wrap in place
  • Leave it for about 24 - 48 hours for it to dry out.
  • Once dry, dip a cloth in warm soapy water and wipe away the paste
  • Rinse the surface with clean water and dry it using a soft cloth

Below, we will discuss how you can remove the above stains using these powders and pastes.

1.Rust stains

These stains can be challenging to remove, especially if they have been on the marble surface for a long time. It is advisable to remove a marble stain if you notice it early enough using a soft wire brush.

However, if the marble stain has been there for a long, it is advisable to use a powder or paste marble stain remover. If there are no visible results from your work, feel free to contact a professional who can help you out.

2.Organic Stains

You can remove these stains using a powder or paste marble stain remover. The remover should have 6% Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide can cause a dark-colored marble surface to lighten, so you should be extremely careful.

3.Water Stains

These stains are relatively easy to get rid of. To remove them, use the paste or powder marble stain remover.

4.Oil-Based Stains

You can get rid of these stains by using a powder or paste marble stain remover. The remover should have mineral spirits in it. 

5.Ink Stains

For ink stains removal, use a powder or paste marble stain remover with 6% Hydrogen peroxide.

6.Paint Stains 

Small paint stains are relatively easy to get rid of using the powder or paste marble stain remover. However, larger paint stains are quite tricky. If you are unable to get rid of these stains, seek professional assistance.

7.Etch Marks

To remove the etch marks on your marble surface, you will need a powder or paste marble stain remover.

8.Mold Stains

These stains are relatively easy to remove. Use a powder or paste marble stain remover to remove them effectively.

Never use harsh cleaners or bleachers to remove stains from marble surfaces as they may cause permanent damage to the marble.

As we have seen above, there are many powder or paste marble stain remover products that work effectively to eliminate stains on your marble surfaces. Where you are unable to remove the stains yourself, it is advisable to seek professional assistance.

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