Marble Etching

So you have bought a new house with marble countertops. They are beautiful and clean and you are just so proud and ready to show off your new home, especially your kitchen. You invite your friends over and have a great time celebrating and socializing with lots of wine. The next morning you wake up and notice your beautiful marble has light circles all of over it from where the wine glasses were set. You immediately start wiping and scrubbing your stone, but there is no difference. Oh no! What many people do not know is that marble is very sensitive and etches very easily.

What is an etch? It is a chemical reaction that occurs in calcite based stones when it comes in contact with any acidic substance. For this reason, although marble is very pretty, it is one of the worst stones that can be put into a kitchen! Not only is it a headache to maintain, it can also be extremely costly because it has to be professionally restored in order to maintain its luster.

There are few DIY remedies for marble etching, but MB Stone Care does offer a solution for minor etching on light colored, polished stones. If the etch mark is small (glass rings, etc), and smooth to the touch, MB-11 Marble Polishing Powder or the Marble Repair Kit will remove these marks. If the etch mark is rough to the touch this usually means the etching has gone below the surface of the stone and will require the services of a Stone Professional to restore the stone.


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