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Any Way to Get Stain Out of Carrara Marble Counter?

Posted by karinmarie (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 3, 10 at 17:36

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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RE: Any Way to Get Stain Out of Carrara Marble Counter?

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).

RE: Any Way to Get Stain Out of Carrara Marble Counter?

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.

RE: Any Way to Get Stain Out of Carrara Marble Counter?

Do NOT use BKF on real marble!!...It's acedic and will etch the stone.

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