Marble is one of those materials that can last for decades and still look amazing when it's had the proper care. However, if you neglect marble, it can end up looking dull, stained, and ugly. A little elbow grease will take care of things, though! If you have an older piece of marble in a kitchen or bathroom that you'd like to restore, here are some of the tips you'll need to take in order to make it look like new again.
Marble might look impervious, but in actuality it's quite porous. Because of that, improperly sealed marble surfaces can be stained quite easily when liquids, foods, or other materials seep into the surface. When you restore marble, you'll want to get rid of those stains first. You can do this with a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide acts like a bleaching solution to clean the marble's surface. Mix the water and hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle (start with a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide to three parts water), spray onto the marble and scrub with a soft sponge or cloth. If you have more stubborn stains, use a mixture of water and baking soda applied to the surface and gently worked into the marble surface. There are a number of products you can purchase for cleaning marble, as well, that might work if you are encountering particularly troublesome stains.
You can bring back the natural shine of the marble and buff out surface scratches by polishing the marble. We recommend using our Rockstar marble polishing pads which fit onto most standard sanders, or you can pick up our Rockstar hand pads and do the work by hand (great for marble surfaces that have small areas that could be hard to reach with a sander). Some marble polishing pads are best used with water while others can be used on a dry surface, so make sure you know which ones you are using.
Sealing the marble is the final step in your restoration project. When you seal the surface of the marble, you'll be preventing stains and damage to the surface in the future. For this step, you'll want to purchase a high-quality sealant and follow the manufacturer's instructions. In most cases, you'll spray on the sealant and allow the mixture to sit on the surface before you gently wipe it the marble dry.
Marble is a beautiful, expensive, and durable material that you'll love having in your home. It's worth the elbow grease required to restore the surface to it's natural beauty and something that you can enjoy for decades to come. You'll find many of the things you need to restore your marble surface right in our online store, too, including marble polishing pads, adhesive and stone care products when your restoration project requires a little extra effort. Place an order with Rockstar Diamond today for all of your marble cutting and polishing needs.