arble can make anything look like art, and that includes a kitchen. Not just a place for making food, the kitchen is fashionable and stylish when enhanced with pretty marble counters. Marble is also easy to care for if you know what you are doing. Here are our recommendations on how to clean marble.
Learn about Marble
Marble is calcium carbonate and will react with any kind of acid, even if it’s been sealed. If a tiny drop of lemon juice comes in contact with marble it will leave a dull cloudy spot. Use a cutting board when cutting citrus fruit and be careful about dripping tomato juice. If your marble hasn’t been sealed yet, you’ll have to be careful with anything with a lot of color, like some spices.
How to Clean Marble
Fill a spray bottle with your favorite all-purpose cleaner (that’s non-acidic!). Spray the marble with the cleaner and use a soft cloth or sponge to scrub. This will remove any stuck-on food debris or grime that has been sitting on your counter top. After the cleaning is finished dry with a clean cloth.
How to Remove Stains
First dampen the stained spot with water. Apply a thick layer of cornstarch to the stain. Let the corn starch sit on the stain overnight or 24 hours if need be. After it has sat the stain should be gone. Clean the area with warm soapy water and a sponge. Dry with a clean cloth. You can also try a paste made from baking soda and water.
Make your Own Cleaner
Save some money and make your own marble cleaner. First add two cups of water to a spray bottle. Then add 15 drops of tea tree oil, 15 drops of an essential oil of your choice, 1 teaspoon of castile soap, 3/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Store the spray bottle with the rest of your cleaning supplies and use anytime your marble gets messy. Check out these homemade cleaning solutions.
Clean marble makes any room look luxurious. However, clean marble does require maintenance. Use our tips or call a cleaning service to professionally clean your marble for you.