Marble vanities, countertops and sinks create a stunning appearance in a home. Marble, like granite, is a porous material that absorbs spilled liquids rapidly, creating unsightly stains. When a stain occurs, quickly use a non-abrasive cleanser. If the stain is not removed by the cleanser, there are a couple of heavier-duty treatments you can use to eliminate stubborn marble top stains, using only everyday household items.
Things You'll Need
- Baking soda
- Clean soft cloth
Baking Soda Method
Create a paste by pouring 1/4 cup of baking soda into a bowl. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and stir until the baking soda has developed a paste-like consistency. Keep adding drops of water if needed.
Moisten the stained area with a wet dishrag.
Apply the baking soda paste generously to the stained area using a damp dishrag. Cover the stain entirely and apply the paste outwards from the stain 1/4 inch.
Leave the paste on the stain for 24 hours to allow the baking soda to dry.
Wash the paste from the stain on the marble top with a wet dishrag. Repeat if the stain remains.
Cut two or three cakes of soap such as Dove or Ivory into thin slivers. Use white soap.
Place the soap slivers in a closed sink and run hot water into the sink covering the soap. Allow the soap to melt into a thick pasty material.
Apply the soapy material to the marble top stain and allow to sit for four to five days.
Wet the material with a few drops of water if the soap consistency becomes too dry within the four to five day period.
Wipe the soap off the marble top with a wet dishrag. Dry the area with a soft clean cloth.