Marble surfaces and floors are beautiful additions to any home. Unfortunately, marble can be a sensitive material and can lose its lustre and shine over time. One of the most common problems with marble is water stains. Since marble is usually used as a surface in places where drips and spills occur, such a bathrooms and kitchens, knowing how to get rid of these stains can help you preserve the beauty of your marble.
Mix 2 tbsp of washing powder with 1 to 2 cups of warm water. The powder should barely dissolve in the warm water, and the solution should still be thick. Start with just 1 cup of water and then add more if the solution is too thick. It should be the consistency of applesauce.
Pour the solution over the water stains in a thin layer.
Rub the solution in using the sponge or the soft-bristled scrub brush. This should take only 1 or 2 minutes.
Rinse the surface with warm water.
Wipe the surface with the towel. Check for stains and repeat of necessary.
If you feel you have lost the shine, you should clean the water stains as instructed above and then use a marble sealer, available at your local hardware or furniture store.
If you are cleaning stains from a food preparation area, be sure to thoroughly rinse away the detergent.