How to Clean & Shine Marble


Marble is a thick stone that is used to construct some counter tops, floors and tables. While vinegar can be used to clean most surfaces, it should never be used on marble. Anything with acidic properties, like soda, fruit juices and vinegar, can strip the natural shine off marble. Use a gentle cleaning method that cleans marble and keeps it shiny.

Things You'll Need

  • Warm water
  • Mild liquid dish soap
  • Sponge
  • Paper towels
  • 20 percent peroxide
  • Ammonia
  • Rubber gloves
  • Large bowl
  • Cloth
  • Fill a large bowl with warm water.

  • Add 1 tsp. of liquid dish soap.

  • Dip a sponge into the soapy water, and squeeze out the excess liquid.

  • Rub down the marble surface with the sponge for general cleaning and dusting.

  • Go over the surface again with a damp cloth to clean off any soap.

  • Put on a pair of rubber gloves.

  • Soak a paper towel in 20 percent peroxide, and drop three drops ammonia onto the paper towel.

  • Rub the paper towel over any tough stains, like coffee or tea.

  • Go over the area with a damp cloth to remove the peroxide and ammonia.

Related Searches


Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Polish Marble

    Marble is a decorative stone that's been treasured for centuries. However, it's soft, porous and easily scratched, especially if it's exposed to...

  • How to Build a Countertop

    Two types of countertops are commonly installed in kitchens and baths. Preformed countertops such as granite, stone or composites are built in...

  • How to Clean Marble Countertops

    How to clean, remove stains from and polish kitchen and bathroom marble countertops without damaging them.

  • How to Polish Marble to a High Shine

    Builders use marble in many parts of some homes from the floors to the bathroom sinks. Marble is a common material for...

  • How to Clean and Care for Marble

    Marble isn't as tough as you may think; it's a comparatively soft stone that is easily scratched and marred. Chances are you...

  • Can You Use Vinegar to Clean Granite?

    Granite is a gorgeous surface, but if it covers your kitchen counters then keeping it clean can be a challenge. Though vinegar...

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!