Two Easy Methods To Get Rid Of Acid Stains From Marble Floor
The lifespan of the marble floor is near about 25-40 years if cared properly but still any acid stains, such as battery acid or toilet bowl cleaner acid will cause what is known as etching on your marble floor. These types of acid stains can be problematic to remove, but you need to know that this type of acid removing process is not impossible. If needed then a professional marble restorer can be contacted to repair the damage of your marble floor. If you want to remove the acid stains from your marble floor by yourself but you don't know the procedure then still don't worry because you are in the right place. Here we will tell you the two easy methods with step by step guide to remove acid stains from your marble floor and also take a look at the additional tips and advice for this process. Here is the list of required items for this process and two easy methods with steps. Gather all the given items and read the steps carefully and start your work:
Things You Will Need
- A Marble Restorer Or Marble Polish
- Water & A Cloth
- Baking Soda
Method 1: Using Commercial Products
Using any commercial product to remove the damage is most likely to give you the best result of your project. Follow the given easy steps to remove the acid stain by using commercial products:
- First of all, you need to get a marble restoration kit or etch removing product from your nearby home improvement store or from an online store. Look for the products that individually say that they will remove any acid stains or etching, like fila marble restore kit.
- Follow the guidance on the label of your selected product.
- Another option is to use the marble polish. If you are using powder then you need to wipe some water over your marble, and then sprinkle your powder over it. Now you need to moisten your cloth with water and then use it to rub your powder over your stone until it shines back as original. An unconventional to polishing your marble by your hand with the help of your cloth is to use a burnish on a drill machine with a low-speed setting.
Method 2: Using Home Remedies
Here are the steps to use home remedies to remove acid stains from your marble floor:
- In order to remove fresh stains, you just need to sprinkle a magnanimous amount of your baking soda onto the stain affected area. Your baking soda will easily neutralize the acid. Don’t be alarmed if your stain affected area starts to foam or bubble, that is the effect of your acid & base mixing together and neutralizing.
- If the acid stain is old then you need to make a thick paste of your baking soda with the help of water and then spread your paste onto your stain affected area. Allow the applied baking soda to sit for at least 30-40 minutes, then you need to wipe away the applied paste and repeat the process if needed.
- If the acid stain still remains on your marble then you need to moisten the stain affected area with the help of diluted (10%) ammonia. Ammonia is also an essential solution, which can easily neutralize any acid.
- Rinse your stain affected area well with the help of water to remove any remaining debris from the ammonia.
Additional Tips And Advice For This Process
- You need to know that do not moisten the stain affected area with some water before applying your basic (baking soda or ammonia) solution, as the water will easily reactivate any acid.
- Borax will also be used rather than baking soda if desired.
- Scrubbing strenuously with baking soda could damage the finish of glossy surfaces of your marble.
- Always try to wear gloves and ventilate your area well when using ammonia.