How To Clean Marble
Learning how to clean marble is important when you have surfaces made of it. The fact is, if you don't know how to clean marble properly, you may end up permanently damaging it. Fortunately, it is not very difficult to clean marble; all you need are a few basic items that you may already have in your cabinets.
To clean marble you will need:
- Baking soda
- Soft cloths
- Two quart pitcher
- Measuring spoons
- Mixing spoon or spatula
- Measure six tablespoons of baking soda and mix it into a two quart pitcher of warm water. Make sure the baking soda is completely dissolved into the water by stirring it with a large mixing spoon or spatula before you proceed to clean marble surfaces.
- Submerge a clean soft cloth into the pitcher making sure it is completely saturated. Wring the cloth out to remove excess water, leaving the cloth damp.
- Wipe the surface of the marble with the soft cloth. The baking soda and water solution is not abrasive, so you may need to wipe sticky spots or set in dirt with extra effort.
- Cover the entire marble surface with the cleaning solution. Leave the solution on the surface for about an hour, or until it has dried.
- Rinse the clean marble surface with a clean soft cloth that is dampened with cold water. Then, dry the surface with a clean dry cloth.
Never use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad to clean marble, because it will scratch and damage the surface.
Never use an acidic cleaner like vinegar to clean marble. Overtime, acidic cleaners will penetrate the polished surface of marble and break down the natural components of the marble itself.