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How do you remove a water stain from marble furniture?

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To remove light water stains from marble furniture, all that's required is flushing the marble surface with a mild soap mixture and then rinsing it off. For heavier water stains from hard water accumulation, buffing the stained area with steel wool restores the surface.

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Create the soap mixture by combining mild detergent soap with water until the soap begins to form suds. Blot up any spills from the marble using a paper towel until the marble is completely dry. Use a clean, lint-free cloth to flush the marble surface by blotting at the stain with the soapy water. Be careful not to leave any standing water on the surface of the marble while cleaning.

Rinse the soap from the marble surface with clean water, and then blot the marble dry again with the paper towel. Multiple washes may be required to remove the light water stain.

Heavier, hard water stains require that the marble be buffed by hand using 0000 steel wool. Rub at the surface of the marble using a circular motion, carefully removing the stained marble until only clear marble remains. Rinse the surface off with clean water, and then gently blot it dry with a paper towel.

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