Some Marble Problems You Can Fix without Any Professional Assistance

Many people refer to the marble repair to be a difficult task to be performed and recommend seeking professional help for it. However, this is not as demanding as you hear from most of the people. There are several things that you can fix yourself, except the damages like breaking of the marble.

In this blog, I will inform you several do-it-yourself marble repair tricks that will allow you to take care of your marble installations like marble bathtubs, marble sinks, and marble fireplaces yourself.

    • Marble Stains: Marble gets stained quickly. You can protect them from being stained by keeping them clean and dry. It would be better to wipe them after every use. When you notice the marble has stained, you need not feel bad but need to try either of the two methods that I am going to tell you now.

      1. Make a paste of water and baking soda. Once it is ready, apply it on the stained area and then cover it with plastic and leave it for 24 hours. Do not use the marble during these hours, then after 24 hours, remove the plastic cover, and wipe the paste with a damp cloth. If you do not see the desired result, then repeat the process.

      2. Spray hydrogen peroxide on the affected area of the marble and then cover it with plastic. Leave it for overnight and then wipe the marble in the morning with a damp cloth. If you find the stains have not gone completely, you can recur the process tonight.

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    • Etch Marks: Etches are very usual on marble. You can often experience them if you do not understand the properties of the marble. However, the good news is that you can quickly deal with them.

      Here are two ways to deal with stains and marks on your marble.

      1. Take dishwasher in a little quantity on a damp cloth and then gently rub it on the affected area. Now, leave it for an hour and then rinse it. The stains and marks will go. If you still notice the marks then repeat the process.

      2. Take baking soda in a little quantity, add it to two spoons water, and then apply the mixture to the affected area. Leave it for a couple of hours and then clean it with a damp cloth.

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    • Chips and Scratches: You must protect the marble from chips and scratches because they snatch the beauty of your marble and make it dull. However, what if they get chips and scratches, don’t worry. There is a solution to every problem, and this one is not unlikely to fix.

      1. Wax can be an excellent way to correct the problem. This is easily available in the hardware stores. Once you buy and bring it to your home, rub it on the marble until the marble looks smooth.

      2. Marble chip repair kits are also easily available in the hardware stores. They provide you more durable solution compared to the wax. However, you need to be careful in its use. You should read the instructions given on the kit and ask the seller regarding its use as well. As the chances of mistakes in its use are quite high, it would be better to seek professional help unless you are confident you would do the job correctly.

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    • Chips and Pits: Chips and pits are not very usual. However, when they occur, they give a reason to worry. However, they are not so much complicated that you can’t get rid of them. Chips and pits repair kits are easily available in the market that allows you to fix the issue. However, before using them, read the instructions regarding how to use them. Another important thing, you can discuss regarding their use with the seller. He might provide you a comprehensive idea about it.

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    • Lost Shine: What if the marble has lost its shine? Like other above-mentioned problem, this can also easily be fixed. You need to purchase marble polish from the market and apply it on the marble.

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    • Cautions:

      1. Avoid using strong cleaners like acid on the marble.

      2. Avoid using baking soda very frequently because it is light abrasive and a natural disinfectant, so use it less often.

      3. Avoid abrasive tools as steel wool or scrubbing pads because they can result in a undesired scratch on the surface.

By following the above-mentioned suggestions, taking of the above-mentioned cautions, you can quickly fix marble problems. For other issues, you can reach an expert marble repair professional.

If you feel I have missed any problem to refer to the blog that can also be easily fixed without any professional assistance, do write them in the comment box so that everybody including me can have an idea about the same.

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