411 Home Repair


Latest Articles

Options for Cleaning the Air in Your Home

Every day, we are exposed to chemicals, toxins, dust and dirt in our air. The air we breathe is required to continue to live, and it is a huge...

on Oct 26, 2016

7 Ways to Lower Home Building Costs

Building a new home is a big investment, probably the biggest one you will make in your life. It is a great delight to own a new home that you have...

on Oct 26, 2016

Interesting Ideas to Design Your Own Home Gym

While public gyms have a certain vibe and appeal, the negatives generally outweigh the positives. Simply getting in and out of the gym through the...

on Oct 26, 2016

5 Easiest DIY Projects For Beginners

The easiest way to cut costs while repairing your house is to do it yourself. But repair work is easier said than done. For most people breaking...

on Oct 25, 2016

The 4 Way Test: How To Choose The Best Bed Mattress For Your Child

There will come a time when your precious bundle of joy becomes too big to sleep in a crib. This is the right time for you to buy your...

on Oct 23, 2016

Marble Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

by Tom Brown on Apr 10, 2013

Marble is a natural stone that is commonly used in construction. Though marble cleaning is not a hectic process, there are some things you should know that will help you in taking care of the natural stone. Here are some tips for you:

  • Marble is a porous substance, thus it can be stained and etched by acids. Do not leave beverage glasses directly on top of marble as they leave rings. Carbonated beverages, other acids and even fruit juices will degrade the shine of marble, if allowed to remain on the surface. Wipe off acid spills immediately with a wet cloth. If the surface is already etched, you might have to polish it for restoring it's shine.

  • Apply a protective sealer on the stone to prevent stains. The sealer fills the pours and repels stains.

  • A coat of wax can help protect the marble, but is not absolutely essential. It protects the marble from staining and allows soil to be easily wiped by a damp cloth. Use colorless wax. Avoid using wax on white marbles as it tends to yellow the white marble.

  • Use a dry dust mop to dust mop interior marble floors regularly. Dirt, grit and sand do the most damage to the natural stone because of their abrasiveness. Place mats and area rugs inside and outside entrance to prevent people from coming in with dirt and dust on their feet. Make sure that the under- surface of the mat or the rug has a non- slip surface.

  • Occasionally clean marble surface with lukewarm water and clean dry with a dry cloth. Very rarely, you can use a mild detergent solution to clean the surface.

  • The marble which has become dull to look can regain their shine by the use of a marble cleaner and polish. They are easily available at the local dealer store. You can use Tin Oxide, commonly known as Putty Powder, to polish dull surface. Rub it on with a damp cloth. You can hire professionals for polishing surfaces that are badly damaged, etched or scratched.

  • To remove oil stains, spread the affected area with an absorbent fine powder, like whiting or corn starch. Keep for some time and brush to remove the powder and reapply more, if needed.

  • To remove rust stains, use a commercial rust stain remover. Many rust removers have acids which if left long on the surface can etch it.

  • Water in certain areas often contain chlorine, magnesium, salts, potassium and other minerals. Thus when water is repeatedly used to clean marble, it can damage the stone with yellowing, spalling and pitting. You can protect the marble with a sealer.

If you are a resident of Ocean Beach are are looking forward to marble installation project in your house, you need not worry. There are many firms from where you can hire professional installers to do the task for you. Visit here to know more.


Stuart is a renowned author. He has written many articles on different home renovation and improvement projects. In this article he writes about how to take care of marble. 



Tom Brown

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

12 Bathroom Cleaning Tips and Cleaning Secrets From The Pros

Want to get that clean, pristine look that you admire so much when entering hotel and resort bathrooms, but don't want to burden yourself with...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Top Reasons To Choose An Aluminum Fence

Aluminum fences are becoming much more popular these days for a number of reasons.  If you are looking at getting a new fence installed on...

Garden / Landscaping

The Benefits of a Party Wall Award - Why You Need One

Last year, my husband and I decided that we were going to extend our house. We obtained all the planning permission from our local council and had...

Improvements / Remodeling

Resin Flooring: A Great Choice for Industrial Applications

Choosing the right material for your industrial flooring requires taking a lot of criteria into consideration. Traditionally concrete was the go-to...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Should You Call a Plumber or Fix It Yourself?

If you’re a homeowner who likes to save some money and time, you can do some minor plumbing repairs around your house.  Eventually, though, a...

Plumbing / Basements


Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2016