This will work on many stains.
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I have a marble slab in my shower that I kept shampoo, shaving cream and other things on. The problem is the metal cans have left rust stains on the marble. Can someone please tell me how to get the stains out? Desperately needing help.
Angelheart from Clyde, TX
I removed yrs. of dirt from the marble piece on the floor in my bathroom doorway with that new Magic Pad from Mr. Clean. Maybe it would get the rust off.
Marble is very delicate. Don't use any bleach, vinegar or citrus products on it. The magic eraser might be the best because it is slightly abrasive without any chemicals that might harm it.
Susan from ThriftyFun
baltimore city is famous for its marble steps. the ladies used to clean them every day. they used bleach. it isnt like you could ruin it more.
I have used a regular green scrubbing pad that you can buy to clean your dishes. Just buff as hard as you dare with the dampened cleaner and the stains will be removed. Do not press too hard though, as you may scratch the marble.
My marble countertops in the bathrooms have turned quite yellow in spots. Any suggestions on how to get them clean again? I've tried everything from bleach to Zap. Please help.
To remove stains from stone countertops make a poultice with diatomaceous earth and water adding the remedy below for the likely stain.
Rust - Iron Out
Coffee and tea - Hydrogen Peroxide
Ink, magic marker, etc - Methylene Chloride
Oil - Ammonia or a degrease
Paint - Mineral Spirits
They say the most important thing is to blot the stain quickly and not to wipe it because it can stain a larger area. Treat it as soon as possible. Marble is porous.
The link below has more information on stone care and refinishing. The article is written for stone professionals so is a little hard to follow. Hope this helps.
Just read this the other day for removing stains from marble countertops. Use vineger and baking soda. - Betty
I don't know the answer- but NEVER use vinegar or anything else acidic on real marbe (its ok on cultured marbe). It will actually etch the surface!
I saw on your site that it said to make paste from corn starch and peroxide. Can I use baking soda instead of corn starch. I have a beige marble slab that has dark staining in the veins. I have no idea what it is, but it's in the bathroom so it very well could be mold, but it's not on the surface. Will this technique work and if not, what will?
You can use baking soda. It is a very mild abrasive and won't harm the marble.
Corn starch is a more neutral substance, whereas baking soda is very alkaline/basic, in the way that bleach is (though way less powerful) as such it is a good cleaning agent, but could be dangerous for delicate substances. I can't imagine it would hurt marble but you might want to test it.
How do I remove a stain from a marble countertop?
I use Soft Scrub on my counter tops. It is non abrasive and it has only a small amount of bleach to remove the stain. Put it on, rub it in, let it set over night, and rinse it off the next day. I use soft scrub on so many things. And you don't have to buy name brand, the store brands are exactly the same! Good luck.
I was told to use CLR on water spots on my table (marble). To my surprise it left even more spotting. I was told to use a buffer with rubbing compound. I did that and it cleaned it up a little, but the spots are still there. I'm sick to my stomach about what has happened. Is there anyone that can help me?
How do you remove a yellow stain on a marble bathroom countertop?
By Sherrie from KY
Things You'll Need:
Clean cloth or towel
Step 1 Pour 1 tbsp. of hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl. Wear latex gloves to protect your hands.
Step 2 Dip a clean cloth or towel into the bowl of hydrogen peroxide.
Step 3 Wring out any excess liquid from the cloth or towel. The cloth or towel should be damp---not dripping with hydrogen peroxide.
Step 4 Wipe the yellow stain with the hydrogen peroxide-soaked cloth or towel. Do not rinse the surface or rub the counter.
Step 5 Let the area air dry.
Step 6 Repeat steps 2 through 5 to remove other yellow stains from your counters. Good luck.
We moved into a house that appears to have nicotine stains on the white marble bathroom countertops. I have tried Soft Scrub and lemon juice, both with no success. Any suggestions?
Anyone have any luck with removing soap scum from marble? Especially the shower floor?
Christie from Kona, Hawaii
Lemon Oil. The citric acid of the lemon cuts right through soap scum, but it not at all harsh. Try to get pure stuff, not something that has other additives. Make sure to wash the area well after, so it's not slippery.
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By kyazgal from Sun Lakes, AZ
A dog got locked the dog in the bathroom by mistake and it pooped and peed on the black with white veining marble floor. There is now a hazey film over one section where the pee was and the pattern of poop (just a haze) over the other section. I'm going crazy trying to figure out how to clean the film off. Any suggestions?
By Candace from Tablerock Lake, MO