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Fruit stains on marble

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“I saw strawberry and lemon stains on marble floor of Verona, how do I do it?”

stain on granite

This request was received. My answer to the removal of fruit stains on marble is in this post.

We can remove the fruit stains on marble with the application of 130 vol hydrogen peroxide for a few hours (see video test)

See here 60+ Amazing Hydrogen Peroxide Uses and Benefits

Perhaps there will be etch marks because strawberries contain moderately acidic substances.
Lemon stains are mainly due to corrosion due to citric acid contained in this citrus.

How to do it for the faint etch marks?

If we do not know how to deal with the problem, the most popular solution is to camouflage with wax based products that disguise opacity but do not solve the problem. It is the same thing to clean by putting the dust under the carpet.
We suggest solving the problem at its root.
If these stains on marble are in quantity or very large on the floor then professional work is needed for floor re-polishing or brushing.
If it is only a few stains you can opt for a DIY intervention in complete safety and calm.
Only use three small diamond pads to rub in wet grain on the stains and then rub with a bit of polishing powder.
On BMC store you find everything you need low-cost, but we’re not ready with the video tutorials that explain how we go in detail, but it’s a matter of little time and we’ll post it to you.

But be careful!

Once the stains on marble are removed and the polishing is restored, the problem may occur again and again, so it is advisable to have a preventive water-repellent treatment. This kind of treatment makes the limestone stones almost completely waterproof, but …

Still care !!

The surface corrosion problem remains unaltered.

Is there a solution to acid attack while maintaining a natural surface?

The answer is yes, as long as the acidic substances are not allowed to act too long on the floor.
The best known solution is surface waxing. This solution to many does not like, because it makes the floor slippery. If this is the case then get used to washing the floor with Marseille soap and water frequently. A Marseille soap film is similar to a wedge without the disadvantage of slippage.

Last tip, occasionally add a spoon of bicarbonate to the bucket to wipe the surface more thoroughly.

P.S.  Does it frighten the use of hydrogen peroxide, because it is very dangerous for contact with skin and eyes? Then, alternatively, you can fold over the bleach in gel to spread on the stains and let it work for a few hours. The bleach is not creeping, but it is notoriously toxic, while hydrogen peroxide is not. In addition, bleach can lighten dark marbles.

Marble test: clean the colored stains

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Today we make a clean test on a piece of quartzite (very absorbent) heavily stained with cranberry juice.
Remove the stain seems hopeless. We also thought:
Following the indications of video-post “here’s how to remove stains of wine, fruit and coffee,” Let’s see how it went …

Great,  right?

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Marble: how to remove stains of wine, fruit and coffee

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By this video-test we offer a permanent solution to remove stains from marble that are formed due to absorption of colored organic substances such as wine, coffee and fruit juices.

The marble surfaces untreated, then without the prior application of water-oil repellent products, absorb liquids in depth and, if this one are colored, reveal obvious stains that can not be removed with normal cleaning surface.

What products to choose? Who to trust?

Looking on google you’ll come across a number of tips about home, sometimes quite risky and that will expose you to the risk of ruining your beautiful marble surfaces. On the other hand in specialist shops offer a wide range of specific products for the treatment of marble surfaces, but that does not always prove to be decisive.

To find an answer to this question we tested various solutions, using products more or less specialized, but paying special attention to the methods “home”, those based on products that are easy to find.

In this video, and in those that follow, we propose the solutions found to be more effective in our tests.

Today we see in action two different types of product: Hydrogen Peroxide 35%, and, for comparison, a specific stain remover for marble.

Enjoy!

The tests showed that the hydrogen peroxide 35% in a definitive manner removes the colored spots, the product of comparison seems, at a first application, not be decisive.

What do I need?

So if you need to remove the stains of wine, coffee or fruit (in the video was cranberry juice) here’s what you need to provide:

Hydrogen Peroxide 35% (available at any pharmacy)

Gloves and goggles

What to do?

Wash the marble surface with mild detergent and water, then let it dry.

Observing safety precautions, cover the stain with plenty of Hydrogen Peroxide 35% and wait until completely dry.

The Hydrogen Peroxide does not release toxic fumes but oxygen, media dry and leaves no residue.

The halo residue that may have visible against hydrogen peroxide, but it is not caused by the same staining agents that contain acidic substances have corroded the surface of the marble.

The Hydrogen Peroxide in fact does not affect the polish and shine of marble.

 

Caution!

  • Hydrogen peroxide 35% causes burns, it is the one normally used in the disinfection that has a concentration of 3%use gloves and gogglesnot touch the surface of the treated area without gloves before complete drying, ie prior to the complete separation of oxygen from wateravoid contact with metals (oxygenated water has a corrosive effect on them)

The Hydrogen Peroxide NOT remove:

  • oil stains with soap or cosmetics (frequent on the marble top of the bathroom)corrosion caused by acidic substances to remove etch marks (here)>>>These and other topics else on will be detailed in the next video test. Leave your suggestions below. Thanks: =)