Try this DIY cleaner for marble countertops

Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 by Arch City Granite

The marble kitchen countertops in your home are an investment. As soon as you selected your slab, chose a fabricator and had them installed, your home’s overall value increased.

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As with any investment, you need to nourish and protect it so that you can cash in on it when the time comes. You will also want to keep it as pristine as possible so you can enjoy its magnificence until you decide it’s time to realize the value of your investment. That means doing everything you can to keep your marble kitchen countertops stain-free and clean.

In this respect, here is a surefire way you can keep your marble kitchen countertops clean without breaking the bank:

To create the perfect do-it-yourself cleaning concoction, start by gathering the materials and supplies you’ll need:

  • A roll of paper towels
  • A small glass or plastic bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Tape
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ammonia.

After you have secured your supplies and materials, you need to make the cleaning solution and poultice:

  • The first step is to create a poultice solution, which is dressing for your countertops, by ripping paper towel into small pieces that are about the size of quarters and placing them in a bowl. Then add drops of ammonia and just enough hydrogen peroxide to ensure that the paper towel pieces are entirely wet.
  • Remove the pieces of paper towel from the bowl and put them on your marble kitchen countertops, over the stained areas.
  • Once the stains are covered in the wet paper towels, cover the entire area with pieces of clear plastic wrap. Then you use the tape to secure the wrap in place. Finally, cut some small slits in the plastic.
  • Let the poultice sit for two to three days until it is completely dry. It is important to be patient and let the home-cleaning potion work its magic.
  • Once the paper towel is dry, remove the tape, plastic and pieces of paper and then wipe down your marble kitchen countertops with a cloth dipped in warm water.

After you have wiped down the countertops with warm water, you should notice that any stains are significantly reduced in appearance if not gone. You can also use the solution off hydrogen peroxide and ammonia as a weekly cleaning solution for your kitchen countertops.

For more information about protecting your investment–and keeping them in pristine condition–contact the marble experts at Arch City Granite & Marble today.

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