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Protect marble from scratches. Don’t set sharp-edged objects directly on marble. If you have marble floors, use padding under chair and table legs. Use coasters and mats on marble countertops to protect them from glasses and appliances.

 

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2-Clean marble frequently. Marble stains very quickly, especially if a liquid is allowed to sit untouched for a period of time. Clean up orange juice, wine, and coffee as soon as they are spilled.

Other materials with strong pigments, such as cumin, curry powder, coffee grounds, and leafy greens should be swept up right away if they are spilled.

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Wipe marble with a damp cloth. Use a soft cloth and a little warm water to clean dust and small spills from your marble countertop and floors. Don’t scrub, as this could scratch the marble. Run the cloth over the surface, making a circular motion in the spots that need a little extra pressure.

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Use a natural, light soap or marble cleaner for deeper cleaning. If dust or other debris has accumulated a bit on your countertop or floor, dilute a gentle dish soap in a little warm water and use a soft cloth to clean your marble surfaces.

  • Never use vinegar on marble. Vinegar is a good natural cleaning agent for many surfaces, but because it is acidic, it can cause marble to corrode.

For light colored marble, hydrogen peroxide is a good natural cleaning choice.

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Spray the stained area with water.

 

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Apply a poultice. Mix baking soda and water to the consistency of a thick paste. Apply it liberally to the stained patch on your marble. Cover the area with plastic wrap and let it rest for twenty-four hours.

  • You may also make a poultice from flour and a nonabrasive dish soap, using the same method.

 

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Remove the poultice. Lift the plastic wrap and use a damp cloth to wipe away the poultice. If the area is still stained, repeat the process.

 

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Use corn starch on grease spots. Sprinkle a bit of corn starch over the grease spot and allow it to sit and absorb the grease for about twenty minutes. Wipe away the corn starch with a damp cloth.

 

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1-Wet your sponge or cloth with the warm water and wipe the soapstone surface thoroughly.

2-Rinse out your sponge or cloth with plain hot water and wipe away any sudsy residue from the soapstone surface. If you have streaks and a dull finish, it may be because there is still soap residue on the surface. Rinse the sponge or cloth again with hot water and wring it out thoroughly to remove most of the excess water. Wipe over the surface again to remove any residue.

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  • Wipe the surface dry with a chamois; do not allow to air dry.
  • Periodically clean your granite surfaces with a natural stone or neutral, nonabrasive cleaner to remove dirt and stains.
  • Rinse with plain water using a sponge or soft cloth.
  • Wipe the surface dry with a chamois; do not allow to air dry.