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pauldxb Feb 15th 2009 8:45 am

Marble stains
 
Over the weekend a friend was round mine with there young child & cut a long storys short wet himself & i cant get the stains out of the floor, funny i know.... not ! Does anyone know of a good marble stain remover & where i can buy it ?

I didnt know so much could come out of one child :curse:

Kim67 Feb 15th 2009 8:47 am

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 7286494)
Over the weekend a friend was round mine with there young child & cut a long storys short wet himself & i cant get the stains out of the floor, funny i know.... not ! Does anyone know of a good marble stain remover & where i can buy it ?

I didnt know so much could come out of one child :curse:

I think you have to cut the marble back with a polisher to get a stain out.

pauldxb Feb 15th 2009 8:55 am

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by Kim67 (Post 7286501)
I think you have to cut the marble back with a polisher to get a stain out.

Dont say that !

Kim67 Feb 15th 2009 9:03 am

Re: Marble stains
 
Try this http://www.natural-stone.com/stainremoval.html and then if that fails, get the polisher out - Oh and don't invite the kid over again til the toilet training's finished.

Emerald_Eyes Feb 15th 2009 9:06 am

Re: Marble stains
 
Found some tips for you on good ole google:

Marble needs to be cleaned regularly with a soft cloth or sponge with a solution of mild, liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse. Dry with a soft cloth.

Warning: Do not use vinegar, lemon, or any other acidic cleaner; it can eat into the marble causing long term damage. Here are a few things that you can use:

To polish marble: Wipe clean marble with a damp soft cloth dipped in powdered chalk; rinse with clear water and dry thoroughly.

Stains on marble: If there are stains on the surface, rub them down with a marble polishing powder, such as tin oxide (available at hardware and home-improvement stores). Carefully follow the product's directions.

Stains on Marble can also be cleaned using baking soda (bicarbonate of soda).

You must decide whether you can tackle the job yourself or leave it to the professionals. If I were cleaning marble that was not of any great value then I would use a paste of baking soda and water and apply with a soft cloth. Baking soda has an abrasive action that does not actually scratch the surface, making it ideal for marble.

Spugsy Feb 15th 2009 10:41 am

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by pauldxb (Post 7286494)
Over the weekend a friend was round mine with there young child & cut a long storys short wet himself & i cant get the stains out of the floor, funny i know.... not ! Does anyone know of a good marble stain remover & where i can buy it ?

I didnt know so much could come out of one child :curse:

marble?

He stained marble?

How the hell can he do that?? Was he pissing battery acid??

pauldxb Feb 15th 2009 1:00 pm

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 7286778)
marble?

He stained marble?

How the hell can he do that?? Was he pissing battery acid??

I think his dad had just given him his first can of Newky Brown Ale

pauldxb Feb 15th 2009 1:02 pm

Re: Marble stains
 
I ended up at Ace & i bought a spray called Simple Green. Its removed around 70% of the stain..... thats good enough until i have the marble cleaned professionally

Blue Cat Feb 15th 2009 1:55 pm

Re: Marble stains
 
the marble mustn't have been 'sealed' marble should never stain. Nakeel by any chance? friend had same problem.

Spugsy Feb 15th 2009 2:21 pm

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7287186)
the marble mustn't have been 'sealed' marble should never stain. Nakeel by any chance? friend had same problem.

I didn't realise you could stain marble, this all seems a bit mad to me.

Madam Medusa Feb 15th 2009 3:01 pm

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 7287252)
I didn't realise you could stain marble, this all seems a bit mad to me.

i didn't either...not just from a baby peeing on it for sure, ours hasn't ever stained...

MM, xx

pauldxb Feb 15th 2009 5:08 pm

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7287186)
the marble mustn't have been 'sealed' marble should never stain. Nakeel by any chance? friend had same problem.

Yep

Ray Feb 15th 2009 5:46 pm

Re: Marble stains
 
http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to...ine-stains.htm

Spugsy Feb 16th 2009 5:41 am

Re: Marble stains
 

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7287338)
i didn't either...not just from a baby peeing on it for sure, ours hasn't ever stained...

MM, xx

I thought your whole place was made of gold? :)


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