How to clean marble?

How to clean marble?

Marble, a noble material and used for millennia, is appreciated for its smooth and shiny appearance. But, it is not confined to a luxurious use: it is found in all rooms of the house, as in a bathroom, on various pieces of furniture but also in coating of walls, floors, or even on small objects Deco. Despite appearances, the marble is fragile. Over time it becomes tarnished, yellow and scratched. This is why special maintenance is necessary to preserve all its radiance.

Clean marble

For regular maintenance of the marble, forget about chemicals or too aggressive which can damage your surface in the kitchen. Simply mix soapy water with a little bleach. You can also use Marseille soap, a frighteningly effective 100% natural product, or Medon white mixed with water. If the marble is very dirty, prepare a mixture of 25g of lime chloride, 1/2 liter of water and white of Spain. Roll out the dough thus obtained and leave to act for one hour.
In order to keep your marble intact over the years, consider renovating the polishing of your worktop or your floor. To do this, gently sand the marble using a fine-grained abrasive and rinse with clear water.

Detaching the marble

If marble is one of the most robust materials, contrary to popular belief, it stains easily due to its porous nature. To remove a stain from a bathtub, coffee table or marble splashback, rub it with a cotton swab soaked in lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide or bleach. If the stain is oily, prefer acetone or, failing that, a solvent, which you will leave on for a few hours before rinsing off. Once done, do not forget to pass colorless wax on your surface and polish the marble with a soft cloth so that it keeps its smooth and shiny appearance.

Whiten marble

Over time, marble can turn yellow, especially if it has not been maintained regularly. To whiten a marble, rub it with a soft brush and oxalic acid dissolved in water (7 to 8 tablespoons for a liter of water). Then rinse with clear water and allow to dry. If you have small decorative marble objects, such as vases, candle holders or flower pots, you can gently rub them with old toothbrushes.

Protect marble

Once your bathroom or kitchen floor or wall covering has been cleaned, the last step should not be forgotten: protect the marble to strengthen it and finalize its aesthetics. So apply a layer of colorless wax, let it dry for a few hours, then polish with a soft cloth. Do this for each decorative accessory or larger item that you have cleaned beforehand.