Marble and granite are natural stone products frequently used throughout the home. You may have marble or granite in your kitchen or bathroom as a counter top, throughout your home in tile floors or walls, or even as tops of tables. Occasionally, etching can mar the finish or shine. If this etching is confined to small areas, such a counter, table or section of a floor, you can restore some of the polish through the use of stone-care products.
Things You'll Need
- Stone cleaners
- Lint-free cloths
- Shine-enhancing stone sealer
Clean the stone well with a stone cleaner. Most stone cleansers are available in spray bottles. Spray the cleaner directly onto the stone and buff it dry with a lint-free cloth.
Dampen a chamois with water and use it to buff the etched or dull areas of the marble or granite. The chamois will restore the shine if only minor scratching, etching or dulling has occurred.
Apply a shine-enhancing sealer to the counter. Pour the sealer straight from the bottle onto the stone, and then continue to buff with the chamois. The chamois combined with the shine-enhancing sealant will restore a high gloss to the marble or granite, while providing a protecting layer of sealant that will help prevent further harm to the stone.
- Photo Credit marble image by Empath from Fotolia.com
Marble Vs. Granite Countertops
Marble and granite materials have been used for quite some time as countertops in many kitchens throughout the world. Most marbles that...
How to Polish Marble Granite Tile
Marble granite tiles, when first installed, have a brilliant, glossy reflective finish that makes the tiles stand out in any room. Though...
What Product Is Best for Polishing Granite Countertops?
Granite countertops are a stylish, sleek alternative to traditional tile, Corian or Formica. Granite, a natural stone product, is only slightly porous,...
What Can I Use to Polish Marble?
Marble is a type of stone commonly used in homes. It is often used for kitchen and bathroom countertops and floors. However,...
Granite Polishing Techniques
Granite has become a popular choice for homeowners because of its durability, strength and wide range of color choices. According to Granite...
How to Polish Marble by Hand
When polishing marble, remove any excess dirt or grim using a sponge before buffing the surface with a stone-specific cleaning agent. Keep...