Don’t Panic: Here Are 3 Ways to Remove Stains from Marble Countertops

Marble is formed from limestone under extreme pressure, and it’s known for its bright aesthetics, unique veining patterns, and sophistication.

But it’s also known for being a soft, porous, and generally sensitive stone. If you have a marble slab, you probably already know that it is more vulnerable than other natural stones.

Spills are a marble owner’s worst nightmare—because marble is so absorbent, it’ll soak up any and all liquids, even with a good coat of sealant.

But don’t worry. There are a handful of ways that you can eradicate stains and get your countertop back to its pristine state.

Marble Stain-Removal Methods

1. Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is a great tactic if your marble has a few light stains, or if it’s been a while since you updated the coat of sealant, because it restores the shine of your stone. Inside a spray bottle, mix a few drops of dish soap, 1/8 cup of rubbing alcohol, and water. From there, just shake the bottle and spray it onto the affected surface. 

2. Corn Starch

This is a great method if you’ve got a set-in stain. First, cover the affected spot with a coat of water. Then, cover the wet spot with a thick layer of corn starch and allow it to sit for at least twenty-four hours. If the stain is still there after twenty-four hours, repeat the process as necessary.

3. Hydrogen Peroxide

Be wary of this method if you have a dark marble slab. Before going full-on stain treatment, test the hydrogen peroxide in a small area to make sure it doesn’t lighten your stone. If you move forward, all you need to do is cut a piece of gauze that’s the size of the stain and soak it with hydrogen peroxide. Then, place the gauze on the stain and seal it with plastic wrap and tape. On top of that, lay down a weighted object to add pressure and let it sit for at least twenty-four hours. If the stain persists, repeat as necessary.

Your Marble Slab

If you’ve tried everything and still can’t get the stain out, contact Sanford Granite. Our professionals can help your countertop look brand new again.

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