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How to remove water marks from marble

Updated February 21, 2017

Marble is an elegant stone found in many luxury homes, often as a bathroom vanity, shower or countertop. These surfaces commonly collect water that splashes onto the marble surface, and when you allow the water to air dry you typically get left with cloudy, dirty-looking spots of residue. The water marks should be cleaned off of the marble with a safe cleaning ingredient that will remove the residue without causing damage.

Drizzle a few drops of dish soap over a damp cleaning rag. Scrub over the marble surface to remove fresh water marks or light spots of the hazy residue.

Wipe with a damp cloth and dry with a clean cloth. Examine to see if any water mark residue is still present.

Dip the edge of a cleaning rag into white vinegar and scrub gently over tougher water marks. Repeat as needed until you remove all of the water residue.

Rinse out the cleaning rag, wring out and wipe over the marble. Dry the marble with a clean rag to prevent spots or streaks from forming.

Tip

Wipe down your marble with a clean, dry rag when you notice water standing on the marble surface.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning rags
  • White vinegar
  • Water
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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.