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How do you clean stains from marble?

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To clean stains from marble, wash the surface with a mixture of warm water and dish soap. If that does not remove the stain, wash the surface with a mixture of peroxide and ammonia.

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How do you clean stains from marble?
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Homeowners can remove stains from marble counter tops, table tops and other surfaces using the following steps:

  1. Make a mixture of water and dish soap
  2. Choose a gentle dish soap that does not have abrasive properties. Dissolve around 1 tablespoon of soap in a spray bottle filled with warm water. This can help remove oil and other food-based stains.

  3. Clean the surface
  4. Spray the dish soap mixture onto the stain. Wipe it away with a soft cloth and dry the surface immediately with a towel.

  5. Make a hydrogen peroxide mixture
  6. If dish soap fails to remove the stain, hydrogen peroxide may work. Mix a few drops of ammonia with a 12 percent hydrogen peroxide solution. Test the solution on a spot on the underside, corner or edge before applying it to the stain. Use the mixture to gently work at the stain.

  7. Make a peroxide poultice
  8. Stubborn stains may require some time to remove. To work away deeply set marks, mix some hydrogen peroxide with flour until it has a thick, creamy consistency. Test the poultice on a spot that is not visible before applying it to the table. Apply the mixture to the stain in a thick layer and let it sit for up to 24 hours. Repeat until the stain is gone.

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