How do I Remove Scratches on Marble Tops?

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Remove scratches from marble tops with a fine-grit sandpaper.
Remove scratches from marble tops with a fine-grit sandpaper. (Image: Natural marble texture image by Andrejs Pidjass from Fotolia.com)

Marble tops on vanities or other furniture adds a touch of class and elegance to a room. Although a strong stone, marble tops can become scratched from a buildup of dirt and grime that etches into the surface. Allowing scratches to remain detracts from the beauty of the marble, making it look old and worn. Removing the scratches restore the marble tops back to their former splendor.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloths
  • Lint-free cloth
  • 320- and 600-grit sandpapers
  • 1 tbsp. liquid marble polish

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Wipe dirt from inside the scratches with a damp cloth. Dry the marble top with a lint-free cloth.

Wet a 320-grit sandpaper with water. Gently rub up and down over each scratch with the sandpaper. Inspect the scratches after each up and down movement. Wipe the residue from the scratches for better examination. Wet the sandpaper and continue rubbing over the scratches until no longer noticeable.

Wet a 600-grit sandpaper with water, and using gentle pressure rub over the affected area two to three times. Wipe residue from the marble top with a damp cloth, then dry with a clean cloth.

Pour 1 tbsp. liquid marble polish onto a clean cloth and wipe over the marble top. Buff the top using circular motions.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid dragging items across marble tops to reduce surface scratches.

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