Clean Marble and Slate with Ease

by Amy Gordon
(last updated June 24, 2013)

Smooth, clean marble is beautiful in almost any setting. Like everything else in the home, it gets dirty. Dirty marble is almost a shame because makes such a great practical decoration in the kitchen, and looks great everywhere else when it is clean. Because of the white nature of marble, it has a tendency to pick up marks and dirt that many other materials do not pick up. This means that marble in the wrong place can be a chore to clean, because it gets dirty so quickly.

Many people would love to have to deal with cleaning marble because it looks so nice and fancy. For those who are lucky enough to have marble in their homes, you know that cleaning marble can be a little pricey because you are supposed to use fancy cleaners to not wreck the marble. If you are frustrated with using these special cleaners, or just want to look for some alternatives, you have come to the right place. Once you try this easy little trick, you will never go back the manufactured chemicals.

All you need to do to make your own marble cleaner is mix a few household ingredients. Take a little water, a little baking soda, and just a touch of lemon juice. Mix these three items up until they make a paste. You will just have to experiment a little to find what combination makes the best paste. Also keep in mind how much marble you have, because you need to make enough paste to cover all of your marble.

Once you have your own marble cleaning paste, place a little bit either directly on the marble or onto a cloth. Either way, scrub the paste into the marble with the cloth, spreading it around to cover all the marble. Once it is all scrubbed, rinse the paste off the marble. Take another dry cloth and dry the marble off.

This great mixture will leave your marble clean, but as an added benefit, you can use the same paste on slate. Just follow the same procedures for great results.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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