Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Classic Marble Restoration Inc. - Marble Cleaning and Maintenance
A marble floor has specific maintenance requirements. Marble is a valuable material because it does not rot, but proper marble cleaning procedures are still recommended.
Spills And Stains
When liquid is spilled on a marble surface, use a paper towel and blot it up immediately. Next, flush the surface with a mild soap and water. Then, use a soft cloth to dry the area.
You must understand what caused the stain so that you can properly remove it. A surface stain can be removed with a household cleaning product. Deep-seated stains, however, will require the services of a professional.
Various Kinds Of Stains And Cleaning Requirements:
Oil-based stains make stone surfaces darker. The stain must be chemically dissolved so that it can be flushed away. Then, use a liquid cleanser to gently clean the surface.
An organic stain leaves a brownish stain, but it may vanish after the stain is removed. In outdoor environments, sunshine and rain will bleach the stain. For an indoor stain, use a hydrogen peroxide cleaning product and a little ammonia.
Rust and iron stains are also a brownish color, and they have the shapes of their staining objects. Bronze and copper objects leave a muddy-brown or green stain because moisture embeds in the material. You must use a poultice to remove a metal stain. Very rusty stains will require professional cleaning services.
Poultice Usage Procedures
A poultice is a cleaner that contains white absorbent material. It is a paste that has the consistency of peanut butter. You must apply the cleaner on the stained surface with a spatula. The cleaner must remain on the stained area for 24 to 48 hours. It will slowly remove the stain because it has absorbent properties.
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