Any Way to Get Stain Out of Carrara Marble Counter?

karinmarieJune 3, 2010

I have a Carrara Marble (white with black/grey marbling)counter top on the vanity in the guest bath. I do not go in there often so by the time I noticed that there was what seems to be about a 4" X 4" oil stain on the marble, it had probably been there for quite a while.

I have tried several things on it already...actually bought some pre-mixed stuff that was supposed to draw the stain out like a poultice and no change. Is it just ruined?

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It's so difficult to remove stains from such a porous stone. If a poultice for that type of stain didn't do it, it's likely lost. Personally, I'd give a to call a stone re-finisher. I recently had good success with a problem step of a limestone stairway. They might be able to minimize it at the least.

ps: Carrara is just the city where the marble comes from right? Lol, I ask b/c I'm familiar with that but thought it could be a brand name of some kind (like Pergo).

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 8:14PM
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I have manufactured marble in my bathroom. My 20 year old dripped hair dye in an obvious spot. big brown SPOT. I put some liquid Barkeepers Friend on it, but you could also mix BKF powder and water. Let it sit about an hour, wiped it off and the stain was gone.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2010 at 6:48AM
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Do NOT use BKF on real marble!!...It's acedic and will etch the stone.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 6:10PM
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