Return to the Fireplaces Forum | Post a Follow-Up

how to clean and polish up an old marble mantle?

Posted by cakequeen (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 27, 09 at 19:57

I have 4 victorian marble fireplace mantles, all are mostly white carrara marble. They are all in need of some loving care - smoke stains, scratches, etching, dried adhesive where the iron firebox surrounds loosened. I can hire a marble restoration specialist to clean them up and repoint them but it is nearly $1500 a pop - more than I am willing to spend by a long shot. I am willing to do some of this work myself but want to know what products and processes I should use. Does anyone have any experience cleaning and polishing old marble? I'd love your expertise.

Follow-Up Postings:

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fireplaces Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here