How to Clean a Discolored Marble Tabletop

Gorgeously veined and marvelously cool, marble is a timeless choice for tabletops. While this elegant stone may seem solid, though, looks could be deceiving. Marble is a porous material, which makes it vulnerable to discoloration in addition to stains from spills and drips. Cleaning which tabletop with the appropriate strategies and materials will maintain the look you love.

With a solution of warm water and dish soap, thoroughly wash the surface of the marble. Use the rough side of a kitchen sponge to gently scrub the surface. Dry the marble entirely using a clean rag.

Fill a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide. Spray the marble until the surface is evenly soaked with the solution. Cover the entire surface when addressing complete discoloration. Manage a smaller stain by limiting the spray to that area.

Combine hydrogen peroxide and baking soda in a bowl to make a loose paste. Use the mixture evenly across the marble table to take care of complete discolorations. Immediately cover surface areas with plastic wrap. Stretch the plastic wrap tightly under the table to make a safe covering. To treat stains without treating the entire table, use the mixture simply to the stained area and cover with plastic wrap. Use masking tape to hold the plastic in place. Allow the mix to sit covered for 24 to 48 hours.

Remove the plastic wrap and wipe the rest of the portion of the table. If necessary, repeat the process until the discoloration has been corrected.

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