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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).


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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.


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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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