Furniture Cleaning and Repair
Marble has been in use for centuries as
furniture table tops and is still popular for accent tables,
kitchen, and bathroom counter tops. Bakers believe they are
the best material for rolling pie dough. Marble top
furniture remains cool
to the touch regardless of whether making it resident to
Unfortunately it sometimes becomes stained,
scratched, nicked, and broken. Marble
top furniture cleaning and repair is no more difficult to than other table tops. This
article will provide you cleaning, repair, and periodic
maintenance tips to keep your marble tops looking great.
Dull marble can
be returned to its once new condition by polishing it with a
commercial marble polish that can be purchased any place
that sells marble. Apply a small amount of marble polish to
a cleaning cloth and scrub the surface in small circular
motions. Let dry, wipe off the residue and polish with a
Stains are more
difficult to remove. Most stains can be removed with
peroxide but if it’s an oil stain you will need an
absorption compound to absorb the oil. Corn starch works
well at removing most oil stains. Apply it to the stained
area and let stand for a while before wiping it off. Scrub
the area with a detergent, rinse with clear water, dry, and
Rust stains are
common on bathroom marble tops caused by water. A common
commercial rust remover will remove rust stains with little
effort. After the stain is removed, wax the surface with a
nicks can’t be completely removed but they can be diminished
by buffing and polishing with a marble polishing compound
and wax with paste wax.
Marble is a
porous material and should be treated with marble sealer
before waxing. To keep marble tables and counter tops in
good condition they should be sealed and waxed periodically.
Once a year should be adequate for tables and more
frequently for bathroom and kitchen counter tops.
marble top nicks and scratches by polishing is easy;
however, a broken top is more difficult to deal with. A
clean brake can be repaired. Marble dealers have the
facilities and equipment to cement broken pieces back
together and restore the surface to its natural appearance.
These types of repairs should be left to the professionals.
Your marble table and counter tops can
retain their beauty for centuries if you give them a little
tender loving care. Never discard a marble top unless it is
broken beyond repair. Replacement tops are very expensive
because they have to be tailor cut to fit your application.
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