Marble is a form of limestone that contains calcium carbonate. This material causes marks in marble products when exposed to acid, which is commonly found in cleaning products, citrus fruits, and beverages. If you have a marble tabletop in your dining room and orange juice accidentally spilled on a corner of it, learn how to remove the liquid and stain that remains and clean the tabletop so that it is restored to its former appearance.
Absorb The Spill And Apply A Poultice To The Stain
Use an absorbent towel to soak up as much of the orange juice as possible. Press the towel firmly against the liquid, but avoid moving the fabric across the table's surface because this can cause additional staining to other parts of the marble. Create a poultice, which is a mixture that is designed to draw the stain out of the marble's surface. To do this, mix equal amount of baking soda and water in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
Once the mixture is well-blended, dip a soft sponge into it. Cover the stain on the table with an even amount of the mixture. Allow the mixture to penetrate the stain for a full day.
Remove The Baking Soda And Water Mixture And Clean The Marble
Soak a clean sponge with warm water and remove the baking soda and water mixture by wiping it up with the sponge. Rinse the sponge out with fresh, warm water as needed and continue wiping up the baking soda and water mixture until there are no more traces of it on the table's surface. Create a simple cleaning solution by adding a few drops of mild detergent to a spray bottle that is filled with water.
After shaking the bottle for a few seconds to mix the components, apply the cleaning solution across the table's surface. Use a clean sponge that has been dampened with warm water to remove the soapy residue. Pat the marble surface dry with a clean, absorbent towel.
The table's marble surface will look as well as it did before the orange juice spilled. Avoid placing liquids on the table or cleaning the marble with products that contain acid in order to preserve the appearance of the table. If serious damage to the marble ever occurs, however, seek assistance from a professional marble cleaning company, like All American Stone & Tile Care Inc.
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