Getting Rid of Marble Streaks
Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated April 25, 2022)
Simply put marble surfaces are both amazingly beautiful and huge pain in the rear end. After all, if you don't clean the surfaces in exactly the right way, then you can end up with all kinds of streaks. While these streaks may not exactly make your marbled surface dirty, they do leave them with a dirty appearance. Luckily, getting rid of marble streaks doesn't need to be all that difficult of a task. Simply use these tips, and you will be well on your way to ensuring that your marble is streak free and shiny new in no time.
- Use new materials. The very foundation to getting rid of marble streaks is to use a brand new sponge, or rag, or other cleaning tool each and every time that you clean your marble. Otherwise, you will run an increased risk of having streaks on your marble surface. When cleaning the stone use distilled or boiled water as much as possible. Often tap water has some kind of purifying agent (such as chlorine, fluoride, or some other mineral) and this can leave streaks.
- Change your cleaning mixture regularly. When you do begin cleaning your marble surface, make sure that you are changing the cleaning mixture or solution regularly. In fact, you want to be sure that you are changing the water (or other cleaning solution) pretty much the minute that it begins to look dirty. Using old and dirty cleaning solution can, and often does, lead to streaks that aren't exactly appealing.
- Use a homemade cleaner to remove stubborn streaks. While you can always purchase some commercially made cleaning solution, there is a much more affordable alternative. Create a homemade solution out of three tablespoons of baking soda and one quart of water. Wipe this solution onto the marble surface and then allow it to sit there and dry. Once it has dried, use a damp soft rag to wipe it all away.
- Believe it or not, chalk can help. If you are having some particularly stubborn stains, you can always try using a little bit of chalk to help clean up the mess. However, before you can actually use the chalk (regular blackboard chalk, white not colored) crush it into a fine powder. Take a damp sponge or cloth and then dip it into the powder. Wipe the sponge or rag in a circular motion, kind of like what you would do if you were waxing a car. When the area is dried completely, you will have a sparkling streak free shine to that area. Repeat the process over the entire surface.
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